Why did you start carrying, or what was the catalyst? Did you have an epiphany?
If so, can you tell us about it?
You have a liberal leaning chief of police in the Gulf Coast of Alabama? That's an insult to the good folks of your state. He must be a transplant.I was required to by my "job".:yup: My ephiphany was when another cop I worked with on my squad was off-duty and witnessed an armed robbery and he wasn't able to take action due to him not carrying. (He recieved a 5 day suspension because our rules & duty manual at that time required that you carry at ALL times off duty in your jurisdiction.) note *If that had happened now he wouldn't have been suspended because the new liberal leaning Chief changed the rules.
Dam good thing your friend didn't tell you about HK ! Think where you be then !My Dad is a retired Chief of Police and one of my grandfathers (deceased) was a hunter. So, I literally grew up around guns my entire life but I never thought of owning one or carrying for myself for years. Then one day years ago, while visiting a friend, I "discovered" that he was a concealed carrier. I asked him about it, we talked and what he said about the 2nd Amendment and being prepared to defend ourselves and our families made tons of sense to me. He then showed me Youtube clips of Hickok45 talking about a variety of guns. I was hooked!
I went home and devoured and absorbed as many videos of his and a few notable others that I could at that time and I started reading a few notable gun magazines as well in order to increase my personal knowledge of the "conceal carry lifestyle". I jumped in headlong into this gun world to the degree that I've obtained way more guns than my friend, I attend the range more frequently than my friend and he tells me that my knowledge and how I think about guns has far surpassed his to the point that he now asks me about them. Wow! :vs_cool: