I carry a gun, because being a U.S. citizen, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America says:
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms". The 1st Amendment gives me the right to post all this. Wayne
Very well said. We carry guns because we are not going to be some gangbangers toy to play with. New Hampshire says it the best, "Live Free or Die". I think that's a good motto to live by. Michael and Jane
Because I am a sheepdawg and I know that despite their best abilities and intentions cops cannot protect my family or me. I work with cops most every day and the vast majority really do care but even they know that they are outnumbered and out gunned. The honest ones will tell you that and advise you to pick up a gun.
I received this in a e-mail. I thought it was pretty good.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
2.If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
3.I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.
4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Col Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45 The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.
6. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?
No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle.
7. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT
8.I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did.
She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded
To which I said, of course it is loaded, can't work without bullets
She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?
My reply was, 'No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too.
To which I'll add, having a gun in the house that isn't loaded is like having a car in the garage without gas in the tank.
Forgot to carry mine once and really needed it--had to back an a-hole off with a breaker bar I lucked into finding in my truck. I've carried ever since,I've had all the a## kickings I'm ever going to to take.
I was lucky enough to shoot with the Captain of a SWAT Team many years ago. He was a fabulous pistol shot. He had a little advice.
A citizen should NEVER aim to wound - only to kill.
Do not empty the gun unless you need to - the bad guy probably has buddies who will not be pleased you shot one of their own. Carry at least one spare magazine (especially true if you carry a pistol that holds less than 10 rounds)
Take a real defensive pistol course - the CCW course is a farce. And practice, practice, practice.
Keep a pump shotgun ready to rock & roll in the house.