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Old 03-02-2012, 10:08   #26
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2 tours in Afghanistan and 3 in Iraq. I just feel naked without my Glock

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:13   #27
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tagged for reading and re-reading again until i can remember these verbatim and use them to persaude others.

Many fantastic responses.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:20   #28
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I carry because it would be foolish not to, working nights in Detroit. The twelve year-old kids out here are more heavily armed than I am.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:20   #29
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Because carrying a Cop is too inconvienient.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:29   #30
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Because when seconds feel like hours, the police are minutes away!

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:35   #31
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when seconds count, the cops will be there in minutes

its my right

gun, what gun, im just happy to see you.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:46   #32
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I don't need to carry one.
I have one right here on my hip.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:56   #33
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I carry for personal defense and protection of my family. After being carjacked at gun point and robbed 2 times in the mid 90's I had no other choice but to my a CCW. almost 20 years later i have over 35 guns. Glocks are my favorite. I hate the Police.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:00   #34
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My answer is pretty cut & dry. I used to be a state corrections officer at a maximum security prison, then I was a police officer for several years. Under those circumstances... you never know when you might be confronted by a former inmate or subject that you've dealt with in the past that is still holding a grudge against you. A colleague of mine used to be a jail deputy and was confronted by a former inmate in Wal-Mart while he had his kids with him & he was unarmed. He said he never felt more vulnerable. Needless to say... he now carries everywhere he goes. For that reason, as well as generally not wanting to be a victim, I carry. Not to mention that I'm now a paraplegic and am at a disadvantage against a would be assailant.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:09   #35
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If you walk out your door and are unarmed. Simply say one word. "bahh"
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:39   #36
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Because some people just need shooting.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:43   #37
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If someone asks me, I ask them if they have a fire extinguisher in their kitchen. My pistol is just like thier fire extinguisher. When seconds count, you don't have minutes to wait for the fire department or police to arrive. If that doesn't answer their question, I tell them that I have needed a gun to defend myself in the past and didn't have one and I may not get a second chance if it happens again. My concealed carry pistol is to me what their fire extinguisher and seatbelt is to them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:50   #38
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If someone asks me, I ask them if they have a fire extinguisher in their kitchen. My pistol is just like thier fire extinguisher. When seconds count, you don't have minutes to wait for the fire department or police to arrive. If that doesn't answer their question, I tell them that I have needed a gun to defend myself in the past and didn't have one and I may not get a second chance if it happens again. My concealed carry pistol is to me what their fire extinguisher and seatbelt is to them.
Exactly. That's why I carry. I've had 1 instance where I really wish I'd had my gun on me, and didn't. After that you will never catch me unarmed! Period!!!


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Old 03-02-2012, 11:53   #39
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I carry for personal defense and protection of my family. After being carjacked at gun point and robbed 2 times in the mid 90's I had no other choice but to my a CCW. almost 20 years later i have over 35 guns. Glocks are my favorite. I hate the Police.

Did the police carjack you??
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:54   #40
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--because i can.

--just in case of an emergency...crazy pit bull attacks, someone tries to rob me, if some psycho-idiot starts shooting people at the store i am at i can shoot back, if my car breaks down in a bad part of town or in the middle of nowhere then it may be handy.

--if i came back to my house and someone has broken in, i already have a gun.

--to be able to defend myself until the police get there.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:57   #41
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I like the fire extinguisher analogy lol.
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Old 03-02-2012, 13:51   #42
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Because the voices in my head say I should
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Old 03-02-2012, 14:30   #43
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Because the voices in my head say I should
I find that vey comforting!

I put this post up for funny smart ass answers but it is cool to see how people came to such an important decision.
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Old 03-02-2012, 14:34   #44
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Exactly. That's why I carry. I've had 1 instance where I really wish I'd had my gun on me, and didn't. After that you will never catch me unarmed! Period!!!


Typed from my iPhone.
Same reason here too. After what happened to me and realizing that I COULD happen to me, I've never seen a reason why I shouldn't have a gun with me everywhere I go. Its a one time investment that pays for itself over time and it will pay for itself if you need it.
It gives me a fighting chance against scumbags that may want to try to do me harm again. My weapon proved to me that it is an effective means to self defense then, and if something like that happens again, I will not only be ready at home, but now wherever I am.
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Old 03-02-2012, 14:42   #45
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Running and screaming just wasn't working any more. I got tired and out of breath too fast.
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Old 03-02-2012, 14:45   #46
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911 was getting sick of me calling them everytime somebody looked suspicious, my dog barked at night, or I heard a noise

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Old 03-02-2012, 14:47   #47
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No one knows that I do carry concealed....
except my wife....and she is not telling anyone.

But...if they have to ask....they wouldn't understand!
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Old 03-02-2012, 14:49   #48
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Why I carry a gun...

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 my 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 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.

Stolen off another GT poster....

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Old 03-02-2012, 14:57   #49
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Why do I put on underwear, socks and wear a watch? Why do I own a shovel, skil saw, and crescent wrench?

Good one Rowdy!
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Old 03-02-2012, 15:23   #50
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So what is your favorite Answer to the question "why do you need to carry a gun?"
Why do you need me to justify to you why I exercise a God given legal right?


PS Luvdux, maybe you should stop telling people you carry. Nothing positive can come from broadcasting the fact.
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