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My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin'."

I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of m y life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'.

...author unknown (but obviously brilliant)
 

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"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess


All good points! I believe I like this one the most though.
 

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"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess

Very well put, seen this first hand.
 

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I agree. My CCW instructor (and friend) told me it's not the police department's job to protect me. It's to arrest people who have already broken the law.

I carry because I watch the local evening news.

Dan in Albuquerque
 

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Need I say more? :)

 

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kraigster414 said:
She's a cutie Mike!
Well, you know me Rich, I never pass up the chance to show off my Grandbaby :D
 

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(paraphrased) "the most polite society is where everyone is armed, not where everyone is unarmed" -Lazarus Long
 

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My reason to carry is a daily 78 mile trip with my wife { one way } to work, at 2 am on a road that runs through the Arizona mountains with NO lights. towns ,traffic or emergency help for most of the trip. I could write a book of the stuff I've seen over the 14 years we've made this trip !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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+1 ragu1macrider. A person should print that on a small card and hand it to anybody that questions your reason to carry. Those reasons, the grand child and because it is your RIGHT is more then enough!
 

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Short version of the incident 3 years ago I caught a young man trying to break in my house, Held him(without a gun) until the Sheriff arrived. After it was all said and done the sheriff came back and told me he was wanted in two states for 22 counts of breaking and entering and theft. I went and got my CC permit and more training and now carry wherever it is legal.
 
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