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How many people would still carry if the world was a perfect crime free place?

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How many people would still carry if the world was a perfect place and there were no such things as bad guys and crime?
 

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Let's put it like this...I'm going to miss my guns in Heaven, that's the only time your scenario will come true!!! :urlaub2:
 

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I don't carry just for the two-legged critters, and a crime-free world won't change the occasional need to shoot a four-legged critter.

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I don't carry just for the two-legged critters, and a crime-free world won't change the occasional need to shoot a four-legged critter.

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Agreed...... :comeandgetsome:
 

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The only 'polite' world we will have is when everyone IS armed.:yup::comeandgetsome:
 

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If there was no chance of crime, and no chance of being attacked by dogs, or other animals. I guess I'd have to say no, as there would be no need then. But, that's not possible so the gun is always on me or within reach.
 

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I voted yes. It's hard to break a good habit.
 

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Let's put it like this...I'm going to miss my guns in Heaven, that's the only time your scenario will come true!!! :urlaub2:
We can't take our guns to heaven?!?!? :frown:
 

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How many people would still carry if the world was a perfect place and there were no such things as bad guys and crime?
Sure. :wave:

Crime isn't the only reason to have the ability to defend oneself.
 

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I don't carry just for the two-legged critters, and a crime-free world won't change the occasional need to shoot a four-legged critter.

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You read my mind.

Having drawn a gun on charging dogs in the past, I don't want to give up that ability.

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I wouldn't.
Carry is a drag, literally.

Holster, gun, spare magazine if not two, magazine holster, knife, OC/CS, planning my clothing and body motions as related to a given outing & situation amongst the public, being and staying 'aware' of my surroundings, ongoing study and analysis of multiple state & local gun, carry, and civilian defense laws, constant ongoing training, continuing education as related to defensive handgun/shotgun/rifle skill$, maintaining membership$ at multiple indoor and outdoor ranges, hunting down and purchasing ammunition which is no longer Budweiser priced, quarterly 'discussions' with my wife about why do I "walk around wearing a gun", having to tell my kids and deal with crying when I say no we can't stop at some random K-12 school to play in their playground...because daddy is carrying and it's unlawful to posses on or about school grounds.

I could continue but you get where I'm going.
Carry and the responsibility that comes with it is a drag.

If such a hypothetical world were truly existent and sustainable, which it isn't not even in comics and fairy tales (!), then yes I would trade in my weapons and all my gear tomorrow and be done with the aggravation.
I wouldn't miss them either. I'd not mind spending my time,money, and brain power/overhead on something other than sharpening my claws and postulating from which direction would I predate myself if I were a predator.

To me and my mind guns are little more than tools.
Tools as a means to a stop or survive crime against my person end.

- Janq doesn't read comics nor ever believed in fairy tales
 

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The question is so ludicrous that I didn't bother to vote...:rofl:
 

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Sorry... it's a habit now! :rolleyes:

Def: Habit (psychology), an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically.
 

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Well, in this fantasy land I would still enjoy target shooting, and might need to defend myself from 4-legged critters.

And my car would get 2,000 MPG while flying to the moon and beautiful women would swoon at my feet daily.:rofl:
 

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Well, in this fantasy land I would still enjoy target shooting, and might need to defend myself from 4-legged critters.

And my car would get 2,000 MPG while flying to the moon and beautiful women would swoon at my feet daily.:rofl:
Beautiful women already swoon at my feet daily.

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We can't take our guns to heaven?!?!? :frown:
Preacher said I've never seen a hearse towing a U-Haul trailer,I looked at him and said "Not Yet"
 
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