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Old 07-10-2018, 12:25 PM
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I carry because I want too and thank GOD I live in a country where I have the GOD given right to do so! A gun in hand is much better than a cop on the phone when it goes sideways.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:37 PM
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Why do I carry? For a variety of reasons here are a few,

1) God gave me the gift of life and the wonderful gift of a family. He gave
me these gift to use to their fullest. I was not entrusted with them to allow evil to destroy them. To allow that to happen is an abomination to Him. To save the world is not my intent.

2) I do not carry because I feel inadequate. If confronted with a situation in which I would not be able to defend what is dear, I will have the ability to defend.

3) I do not carry to kill , but to protect my life and to live to an old age. If I must kill, it has not been my choice but the evil ( I refuse to give the thing the name human) that forced it.

4) I carry because I want to live in peace. Having seen evil in the world and in my neighborhood, I know that evil does not respect weakness. I do not and will not seek a confrontation, but if one is forced on me, I will do what ever is needed to end it peacefully if possible but if needed I will protect my gifts without hesitation or mercy. I owe that to my family and to my God.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:40 PM
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I carry so people will ask~"Why do you carry?".
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at 72 years old, i dont move very fast and my judo skills may not be good enough....but the DEWC in my S&W K frame will have me at an equal or better advantage with anyone.....
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Statistically I really do not need to carry a gun. BUT, when you become the 1%, statistics really do not matter much. Laws & police do not prevent crime, only deter it. So tip of the spear, the victim IS the 1st responder. The old saying is very true; when seconds count, LEO are minutes away. No LEO will ever get there in time to save you from a life threatening attack, that is a statistic that is undeniable.
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I carry for self defense only.
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Carried a S&W Model 36 for 50 years. Had to use it twice. Switched to a S&W BG380 this year so I can pocket carry! Love it.

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Because Iím not skilled at martial arts and am too old, fragile and creaky to acquire hand to hand defensive skills.
Too old and too many surgeries to go hand to hand.
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