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Here's just another example of why I choose to carry even when I'm home. These incidents can suddenly come at you out of the blue, even in rural areas:

 

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We live in a nice area with very low crime rates. We are on the edge of city with city to one side and farms and Christmas tree farms to the other side. It would be easy to think nothing will ever happen here.

My wife was listening to her police scanner. The state police were chasing a vehicle on the freeway with three armed occupants. They vehicle took the exit near us and city police joined the chase. The car crashed about three blocks from us and the occupants ran three different directions. Fortunately, they were all captured without harm.

Black bear have been spotted in our area. A cougar killed a goat less than a mile from us on a farm. I carry from the time I get dressed until it goes on the nightstand when I go to bed.
 

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A number of years ago, back when we lived in suburban metro Denver, we had some bank robbers being pursued by LE dump their car across the street from our house. The perps took off running and LE lost track of them. The next thing we knew, reverse 911s went out, SWAT came rolling in and was performing house-house search for the perps. I'm not sure of the eventual outcome but stuff does happen, sometimes really close to home.

Several weeks ago, our neighbor lost 3 goats in their barn to two mountain lions. The owner heard the commotion in the night and went out and terminated one of the lions, not realizing there was a second. After killing the one lion, he went in and called Wildlife which dispatched an officer. It was then that the owner realized that there were only 2 dead goats in the barn, one was still missing. The wildlife officer tracked down the second lion which had dragged a goat carcass to some nearby boulders and he terminated that lion on the spot.
 

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I've seen a lot of folks who look like her. Meth does an amazing job of making a human look like they've been stuffed in a casket after someone forgot to embalm them and buried for a year or two.

At the moment, I'm carrying a G22 with a G31 barrel, 2 spare mags, 125 gr HST's in the gun and one spare, and the other spare mag with 2100 fps Underwood .357 Sig, plus a G48 with 15+1 of 124 gr HST weak side AIWB. 46 rounds of .357, 16 rounds of 9mm.

No problems. Just in case.
 

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"Are you carrying" someone asks

"Am I wearing pants" I respond

Evil doesn't make appointments so I'll stick to my old Boy Scout motto and Always be Prepared.

That is one rough lookin 27 year old and this makes me glad to have a detached garage
I had the thought that this could never happen to me. I don't have a garage!
 

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I had the thought that this could never happen to me. I don't have a garage!
Yup, won't happen to you, they'll kick-in your back door because you don't have a garage door.
 

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I was joking, of course. Bad things can happen at any time. That's the reason I am on-body carrying at home at all times unless showering or in bed.
...as was I.
 
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