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The reason I carry a gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Gilly, May 2, 2008.

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  1. Gilly

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    Interesting,


    Bob Gilchrist


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  2. W.P.T.

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    I carry one because when seconds count the cops are only minutes away ... Self preservation is rule number one ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  3. Mike Michalski

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    Well said Hoosier Daddy. Another reason I carry a gun is because I can.
     
  4. Ahab

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    God created Man ... Samuel Colt made them Equal!
     
  5. merlynstrapguns

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    I carry a gun because a cop is to heavy!!..........m
     
  6. Straight99

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    Ask the collage girl in Madison, Wi. who was killed. She called 911 right before but because no one talked they did not send the cops.
     
  7. Landyn16

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    I carry one just so i can shoot the Squirrels of the fence posts.
     
  8. grnberetcj

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    Most people don't have what it takes to shoot another human so the above writing is a moot point for most of our society.

    Curt
     
  9. panthers314

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    Because I can...............NC
     
  10. Juno

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    They insure nobody interupts 12:00 mass!!
     
  11. steele

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    Curt, I agree whole-heartedly with you. Knowing you're background & my experiences in the military & 26 years with PSP, I saw too many times the, "Now what do I do?" syndrome. The only thing that prepares you, is doing it. I hope to meet you @ Elysburg in June. I think we can exchange quite a few stories. Butch
     
  12. dodge ram

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    better tried by 12 than carried by 6;;;;
     
  13. alfermann66

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    I believe Curt and Butch miss the most common point. In a military situation one's adversary will most certainly use deadly force. Criminals, however, will, in many cases be detered by the mere presentation of a weapon by an intended victim.

    Buz
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

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    Straight 99, here's a link to the story of the girl who called 911, got ignored, then got murdered.<br>
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    Dial 911 and die.<br>
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    Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away!
     
  15. steele

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    Buz. I don't disagree about the military situation. In civilian life, I don't think a lot of people are focused in on what to do in an emergency. I saw far too many instances of either too fast to pull the weapon or the weapon wasn't pulled at all, due to confusion of what to do. Either way the victim got into hot water, either with the court system or the aggressor (badguy). I'm not endorsing nor denying carrying a CW. Just stating facts.
    The initial post of the Majors statement was as good as it gets as to why to carry. I just don't think all CWs are carried with the proper mindset of how/when to use them.
     
  16. Brian in Oregon

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    As a point in fact, more criminals are shot by citizens than by the police. And on average with a helluva lot less bullets, too, meaning overall their marksmanship is better. I think the use of firearms by citizens in self-defense situations is being underestimated here.
     
  17. shannon391

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    Because life is worth protecting.
     
  18. tom-n8ies

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    I carry a gun (sometimes) because they won't let me carry a tazer.

    tom
     
  19. Juno

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    Can this guy handle a gun or what?
     
  20. M-16

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    Yes are right to care should never be questioned. Muzzleblast has a good point too. Once you show or tell them you have it youv'e now raised the threat level are you ready to use it? I've seen legal shooting mess with there heads for years later or life. Exhaust verbal attemps to defuse first "IF TIME ALLOWS"
    Even if your legally right in a shooting you'll have plenty of lawer fee's and court time
     
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