Why I Carry A Gun

Why I Carry A Gun

This is a discussion on Why I Carry A Gun within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This was posted on another related site....it pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject! Why I carry a gun. An old aunt shared ...

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    Why I Carry A Gun

    This was posted on another related site....it pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject!

    Why I carry a gun.

    An old aunt shared this with me, pretty much sums it up,Why I Carry a Gun?

    My old Grandpa said to me, 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a whoopin'.'

    I don't carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

    I don't carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm angry; I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

    I don't carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

    Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin'!

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    Simply stated: If people ask me why I carry I gun I will respond with "Why do you have homeowner's insurance?"

    My gun is my life insurance policy. As with homeowner's insurance, it is something you have and keep and hope you will not have to use.
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    My answer is more simple and less dramatic than the OP: I carry a gun to protect myself and other innocent people in an increasingly dangerous world and to exercise one of my God-given rights that is protected by the greatest and most free country in the world.
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    I love my wife & family I want to come home to them each evening ...
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    Simple answer: A cop is just too heavy to carry around all the time.
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    None of my pants would fit without a pistol IWB.
    Nobody but me or God should (has right to) end my life.
    I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
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    Long ago, I was a Boy Scout, but I still go by the Scout motto:

    "Be prepared"
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    Why I Carry A Gun
    In case somebody needs shootin'.
    (My standard answer to that question)
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    My mom was approached by a guy who was up to no good in a department store parking lot in the middle of the day. Fortunately another car pulled up and the person was scared off. Down from my house, a guy was accosted at an ATM. He ended up getting shot.

    A few weeks later, an armed robbery was attempted at an ATM, but that was thwarted as well.

    There are some dogs (bully breeds) in my neighborhood. They stay in their respective yard, but not leashed. I walk mine and don't want to have to fight one off should it come after us.
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    I carry a gun because I have seen the face of evil, and he is all around me.
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    Because i will die of something...Rather cancer.heart attack,car accident,motorcycle crash,etc etc....
    But i refuse to be a helpless victim because someone hates their life and is having a bad day or someone
    wants my money or property rather than working for it themselves.....

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    I try my best to not have to answer stupid questions, staying away from stupid people is a great start.
    I don't train to fight some street urchin, I train to fight the evil version of myself, and that person scares me, because I know the time I put into my training on how to beat him.

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    People carry guns? Hmm,
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