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Old 03-18-2017, 10:44 AM
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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Around the house or on trips to the hardware store in the afternoon? I don't carry. Too much bother. Going down rural roads at night, I prefer to carry...but my carry gun will be very small and light. Traveling that takes me thru large cities at night? Carry, preferably a service sized gun. With my wife having access as well.

Going to a movie? Sorry. Been so long since I did that, I can't remember what I did. Going to church? Given how much some people hate any religion, I carry under my suit coat. I'm ready to meet Jesus face to face, and anyone coming in to shoot up the place needs to be ready too.

I do think a lot of Internet carriers are paranoid. Guys who won't leave home without a service gun, 3 magazines, a BU gun, a tactical knife, an "EDC flashlight", who practices his quick draw a half hour a day and spends thousands on taking "tactical training" - way I figure it, they need to move out of Afghanistan and come back to the States. But carrying a small gun to help you get out of a tight spot? That just seems like good sense.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:06 AM
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I'll add a statistic I read a while back that was very interesting. In Chicago, around 2011-2012 time frame, 70% of homicide VICTIMS had a criminal record!

Where I live...my immediate area is very safe. About 20 miles from me, there are weekly shootings. Not a lot of thugs or terrorists go to places like the Tack & Feed store, and most don't seem attracted to hardware stores. Increasingly, my favorite carry gun is my NAA 22. But there are places where I bring along an L-frame with a backup...
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:29 AM
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If I was not already a gun enthusiast would I have gone out and purchased a gun and trained to carry absent any other interest in guns? I really don't know the answer to that.

There's probably a lot of threats to my life that are far more likely that I don't spend near the time, attention, effort or money on compared to gun carry. I know guys who are morbidly obese, puff on cigs and gulp down Cokes all day who would not think about going anywhere unarmed to protect themselves from bodily harm. One guy at the club looked like he wasn't going to survive the walk on a hot summer day to hang his target.. yet bent my ear for an hour about survival preparedness. So... whatever.

I love that you pointed this out. For some, it's just a hobby, others it's part of a way of life, and there are as many other reasons to have or carry a gun as there are ways and types of guns to carry. For some, it's a false sense of safety when they haven't changed the batteries in their smoke detectors, checked their fire extinguishers, or checked their cholesterol since God only knows when. It's like that "part of a complete breakfast" thing they always say at the end of cereal ads - sure, Lucky Charms are awesome, but you have to do all the other stuff to take care of yourself too.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:36 AM
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I do think a lot of Internet carriers are paranoid. Guys who won't leave home without a knife, an "EDC flashlight",
Hey,I resemble that remark! My "EDC flashlight" ( single AAA) gets used about everyday........ closely followed by my Benchmade 2.9" pocketknife.
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I do think a lot of Internet carriers are paranoid. Guys who won't leave home without a service gun, 3 magazines, a BU gun, a tactical knife, an "EDC flashlight", who practices his quick draw a half hour a day and spends thousands on taking "tactical training" - way I figure it, they need to move out of Afghanistan and come back to the States. But carrying a small gun to help you get out of a tight spot? That just seems like good sense.
I use my EDC flashlight and knife all the time. I used my EDC flashlight three times yesterday. Once to inspect a gun I was purchasing and again later in the afternoon when I was fooling around with stereo component connections behind the TV and again to read the dang menu in a restaurant. Used the knife yesterday to open a delivery package. The one thing that never gets used is the gun!

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I use my EDC flashlight and knife all the time. I used my EDC flashlight three times yesterday. Once to inspect a gun I was purchasing and again later in the afternoon when I was fooling around with stereo component connections behind the TV and again to read the dang menu in a restaurant. Used the knife yesterday to open a delivery package. The one thing that never gets used is the gun!

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Dear "Paranoid in Chattanooga",
Have someone order for you in the restaurant, use blunt plastic scissors to open packages and have your nails done at a styling salon. As far as using a flashlight for home handiwork, hire a nerd with a college degree-- don't foolishly endanger yourself by messing with wires and such.
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I started carrying because I was told there are more cells of terrorist than you can imagine, carry everytime you leave the house, and carry all the ammo you can.....I was told its not if, but when.....
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I wore one on the Job for 34 years. Can't break the habit. I do like being able to carry a wider variety of guns
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I started carrying because I was told there are more cells of terrorist than you can imagine, carry everytime you leave the house, and carry all the ammo you can.....I was told its not if, but when.....
It wasn't very long ago that somebody at Ohio State tried to run people over then stab him.

I expect that such attacks will continue. That's why I switched from a Smith 36 to a Glock 19 to a 3 1/2" M1911.

Fortunately, I believe that it will no longer be policy to grease the skids for such acts.
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Feel the need to mention the fact: the world contains people with many different views. We fight and have fought the world over to protect our rights and way of life, as have many countries. The guns legally owned by our citizens are a deterrent to those who would walk all over us if they could. That same mentality is minimized by just one person legally carrying a gun, but still serves as a deterrent against those who do not care for our rights and lives. When I consider the world, I see people carrying guns because they have been and are continually threatened with malcontent. If for no other reason, we carry to protect our women, children, and countries. Many women the world over are carrying for this same purpose. May God bless them all.
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And there seems to be more and more of those certain other people !!

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A feller gave me some business cards titled "Why do I carry a gun?"
I carry a gun because there is evil in the world. It strikes in Churches, McDonalds, the Library, at home, and in traffic.
When it comes, you won't have time to wait for the police. It will come suddenly without warning and with unbelievable violence.
I believe it is my job as a man to protect my family and other innocents from this evil.
Generations of Americans have fought and died to protect this country, their families, and friends.
It is my right and my duty to follow in their footsteps if called upon to do so.

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