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Old 09-01-2010, 20:10   #801
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I grew up in a place where most could argue successfully that a personal safety firearm was and still is unnecesary, however when the town I grew up in was mentioned in a major periodical as "the safest place to live in the state. Where people rarely lock their doors." Dad said, "Time to start locking our doors!" Before I moved to the beautiful state of FL I had never heard of a "home invasion" met anyone or knew of anyone that had been carjacked. Where I came from the crime is well organized and the high majority of criminals have no interest in "random" violence. (they're smart enough to know there's no $$$$ in it)
As a bouncer in FL I began to notice that people in the club were rather polite, the reality being that there were people around with guns and you didn't want to piss anyone off and get shot.
While coming home from my real estate job one day I may have (if I did I never even saw him) cut off this guy in an suv. At the next light he (50+ yrs old) jumped out, marched up to my car and began violently pulling my doorhandle & pounding on my window, acting like a complete maniac. I could see that he had a holstered firearm and that was when I went deaf. The top was flipped back on my Jeep and I realized that he could break the window, climb over the top of my car and start swatting me if he wished and draw and shoot me in an instant. My reaction was to loudly in a definite calm and dead serious voice tell this maniac that I was a LEO and that If he did not return to his vehicle he would force me to place him under arrest. He spit on my window shouted " *$%#@ Pig!" and returned to his vehicle. My bluff worked (i'm athletically built late 20's and most people assume I'm a policeman without knowing me) but after realizing the weight of the situation all I had to defend myself was my presentation and if need be my hands. This incident completely shook me.
I told my Dad the story & he told me that when he transferred down to warm sunny FL the company he worked for REQUIRED him to get his cwp and to carry on the job. Their rationale was that "anything can happen in the remote stretches of this great state and it's better to be well prepared than dead."
Thinking about the possibilities of meeting another embodiment of my "psychotic friend" if broken down on a remote FL road or late at night at a gas station made me decide that I'd rather have the best means of preservation at my full disposal in the moment of certain decision than not.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:00   #802
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Talked about it because buying guns was getting to be a hassle. (Got 4 since my permit) The issue that put me over the edge was 1/2 mile away two guys killed the store owner and were hiding in my neighborhood. Now, I carry it always.
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Old 09-07-2010, 15:07   #803
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I was delivering Pizza and two guys attempted to strong arm rob me. I fought them off but decided to start carrying my Taurus CIA .38.

Two weeks or so later, two guys tried to rob me. One stuck a gun in my face. I shot him twice in the chest.

I don't know for sure, but I think it was the same two guys. I found out later their was another delivery driver who spent a couple weeks in intensive care because they beat him so badly.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:26   #804
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WAY too many "close calls" with criminals and WAY too many reports of criminals shooting people in the LA area. Good think i decided to carry... first, the LA Riots hit... and then a week later i got shot at by a 16-17 year old kid (gang punk). Buuut... "lucky" for me i just happened to have a G20 on me. Guess who won?
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Old 09-16-2010, 16:27   #805
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I haven't read all 33 pages of this thread, so I'm sure someone has already said it. OBAMA & the liberals. That's why I bought my first gun and started to carry.
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Old 09-16-2010, 17:30   #806
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Death threat from a parolee who had a voluntary manslaughter charge because a former roommate of his stole a $2 hanes undershirt from him... Beat him to death with his bare hands. Spotted him at the park with my family before he spotted me and left... Thought later 'what would have happened to my family and I if he spotted me first?'
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Old 09-16-2010, 18:02   #807
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I got a CCW on the assumption that if I ever needed to carry, it would be a better idea to already have one rather than spending weeks getting one when I needed one now. I didn't use it. Then my elderly next door neighbor's son came to live with her. Convicted rapist about my age in his 50s who had managed to spend most of his life in jail with gang connections. There were always people over there. I'd hear conversations as they went by my place like "you got the bolt cutters?" So I started carrying. He went back to jail and she got foreclosed and life returned to normal but I kept carrying.
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Old 09-19-2010, 14:36   #808
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I grew up with a father that took me hunting and shooting, so guns have always been a part of my life.

Back in '04, after leaving an afternoon shift at the local auto plant, I was traveling the speed limit and had a vehicle riding close enough to my rear bumper that I could see the 4 teenagers inside with some resonable detail. I tried the "brake check" technique to get them to back off, but instead they followed me to my residential street. Instead of stopping at my home, I drive to the corner gas station. I tried to enter the station to call the police, but the 4 "boys" got out of their vehicle and the gas station clerk decided to lock me outside with them.

Now, I'm a relatively large guy, and I have plenty of martial arts training, but it did little good against 4 drunken teenagers. I was able to get plate # and descriptions of the 4, and they all paid for that night with some jail time, but it took me 12 weeks to fully recover from the incident. This was the point where I finally decided that I was going to get my CPL.

The event that SEALED the deal was when my wife announced a few months later that she was pregnant. I now had a MUCH more important reason to be sure that I was able to protect both myself, AND my family!!!

I now work in a profession that requires that I carry a sidearm, and train fairly regularly so that I am now much more comfortable with my weapons. I look forward to living to a ripe old age, and never having to fire my weapon for any reason other than target practice. However, I am confident that if anyone chooses to interfere with my plan, I will be able to react accordingly.

I was once asked the question, "Why do you need to carry a gun?"

My response was, "Love!! I love my family, I love my life, and I love my God!! It's my responsibility to protect the first, my desire to protect the second, and I'm in NO HURRY to meet the last!!" ~~ 'Nuff said!!!!!

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Old 09-21-2010, 14:24   #809
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Old 09-21-2010, 15:16   #810
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The area I grew up in and lived in until about 12 years ago was great when I was a kid. Almost all single family neighborhoods, there were only 2 apartment complexes within 3 or 4 miles. There was hardly ever any crime except for a rare burglary, usually kids skipping school breaking in while people were at work. That slowly changed as more apartments were built. When we finally left, murders, rapes, burglaries and other crime had become commonplace. People walked up and down the streets all night carrying on. It got so I didn't even hear or pay attention to the noise any longer. That is until I found out that a woman I'd heard screaming in the middle of the night, and ignored because it was just "business as usual", was screaming because she was being raped in the woods behind our house. About that same time, my cousin was on his way to our house one evening and stopped at the Jiffy-Rip about a 1/4 mile up the road from us. As he pulled into a parking spot in front of the doors, a young kid came running out, he'd just robbed the store clerk of $60, and took a shot at my cousin. The bullet went through the windshield and lodged in the dashboard. Two inches higher and it would have hit my cousin right in the face. I'd carried for a while by this point but never bothered with a permit. A cop friend of mine finally convinced me to get one, just to cover my ass in case I had to use it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 16:18   #811
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Former Marine so I love guns anyway... punk kid across the street got picked up for armed robbery... was let out after 4 months on house arrest. Been arrested twice since and they keep letting him out. Justice system may have failed America, but I won't! Let that little homboy **** with me or my family!
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Old 09-26-2010, 15:50   #812
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After 20 years of active duty and 24 additional years as a civilian employee of the Navy (doing pretty much the same things I did on active duty), I almost felt naked without my Glock when I retired.

I attended the Florida conceled weapons course (with my wife) and was appropriately licensed (as was my wife).

I feel fully dressed again.
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Old 10-25-2010, 18:46   #813
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When I turned 18 my dad had me get my CHL, all it took was a trip the court house. A little reading later and it was just a logical decision to expand my permits and carry full time.
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Old 11-03-2010, 20:32   #814
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I have had many events in my life that made me always want to have a concealed carry license for protection. I grew up in a pretty rough neighborhood in the inner city. I remember our house was broken into when I was young, like maybe the 3rd or 4th grade. It was while my mom was dropping us off at school, so it had to have taken place within a 15 minute window. They kicked in the front door and went through what they could looking for goods. They found my mom's purse, some video games, and tried to take the tv but couldn't get the cables out. It's scary to know that it was most likely one of our neighbors that knew our schedule. If it wasn't, I don't know what would have happened had we been home...

I was also robbed several times when I was younger, and almost jumped plenty of times as well. Me and my friend had our phones stolen at gunpoint one night, one of the scariest times of my life. Another time my friends were hanging out (I was supposed to be with them but oddly work took a couple extra hours that night) and robbed at gunpoint by several masked hoodlums that pulled up in a car with a gun. They had their phones, keys, wallets, etc. taken, and it shook me up because I was supposed to be there (it was outside of my house).

Now I finally have the money to be able to afford a gun and practice. I took my CCW class and will be applying for my permit as soon as school slows down enough for me to do so.
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Old 11-08-2010, 18:13   #815
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I had my first CCW in the early eighties. After time I let it expire, due to having chidren in the home, good economy, very low crime in my area and so on.
Fast foward to the present ......... Now, my children have grown, the economy sucks, and criminals and punks seem to do as they please........
So ..... I now carry one of many handguns I've began to enjoy again, as a hobby, and more so as personal protection ....
I will not be victim .....

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Old 11-08-2010, 21:23   #816
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I applied for my permit within a week of shall issue going into effect where I lived. So my answer is passage of "shall issue." Since that time I have continually had a permit from my state of residency, often out of State permits as well.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:19   #817
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Walmart parking lot Black Friday....

My wife and I were meeting up at Wal-mart, and as I arrived in the parking lot (from work) I noticed a car that had collided into a parked car. It had snowed so I thought man that sucks and started over to my wife's car which was heading in my direction. I had grabbed my coat, when i noticed the same car reverse it's course and then hit the gas and broadside a Cadillac. My wife hadn't noticed the car and started to walk out into the lot traffic after parking her car. At this point I yelled at her to stop, and as she looked up the car was gunning it's engine and again was reversing straight for her.....I had closed most of the distance between myself and the deranged driver, and my wife, then drew down on the lunatic. My wife had managed to get out of the way, and as the driver turned towards me and noticed the Springfield XDM .40 pointed at him with firm orders to stop the car, he bailed out of the car. The car started rolling forward and came to a rest against a Ford pick-up F250. The driver however managed to flee, and after the Police arrived had determined that the car had been stolen. I relayed to the police that when the driver first noticed me it seemed that his intention was to run me down, then he noticed the gun....The police took more information from witnesses, and thanked me for saving lives. First however I had to wait to receive my gun back after they watched the surviellance tapes. I couldn't even imagine what could of happened if my wife had the kids with her. God protects us by putting guns in good peoples hands.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:28   #818
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New here!!

By the way in my previous post I had an XDM .40 cal, but I am a Glock fan too!!
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:30   #819
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Multi-state ccw permits

I now have an Idaho CCL and an Oregon CCL. Thinking about a Utah CWP, which covers about 33 states plus the other two CCL's. With an Oregon CCL I don't actually need an Idaho CCL other than to forego the background check in Idaho.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:41   #820
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My defining moment, was when a couple of guys tried to kick the door in into my home from the back master bedroom with me and my young wife (we were newlyweds) the only thing that made them run like hell was the sound of the rifle being racked.
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