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VIDEO - What, and Why, I Carry

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Amsdorf, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Amsdorf

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    I made this video for some of my friends, and the folks who follow me on Facebook. Frankly, I get hassled by people for carrying concealed because I'm a Lutheran pastor and I wanted to try to explain it, as clearly as I could.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/0WfxkafoA80?hd=1[/ame]
     

  2. brausso

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    Nice video, but I don't care what it is you do for a living, you should never have to justify to anyone why you carry. If they don't get it now, chances they never will.
     
  3. smokin762

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  4. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    Paul, welcome to GT. I'm a Southern Baptist pastor in Louisiana and I carry where legal. There are other pastors and church staff members on this board.

    At my conceal carry class I was asked why I as a pastor wanted to carry a gun. I said that my faith may be strong, but it's not bulletproof. I've also had several death threats--three in the last three years alone from abusive husbands after I counseled their battered wives to leave them.

    Don't grow weary in well doing, Brother.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2012
  5. B.Reid

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    One of the local Pastors teaches CCW classes and encourages his congregation to carry at his church.
     
  6. Amsdorf

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    Thank you, brother. Appreciate your words!
     
  7. ratf51

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    Thanks for the video. I exercise my right to carry and I am an ordained minister, also; I have pastored churches and currently serve as a hospice chaplain. I, like you, carry where legal and appropriate. The pastor of the church I currently attend carries on a regular basis, too. Actually, my wife spotted his pistol one day when he made a broad gesture during his sermon. Evil doesn't necessarily happen just on a spiritual plain, it also happens in this mortal coil and we should have a ready response for it in either place.

    Nice gear and rig, btw.
     
  8. Amsdorf

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    Thanks Rat51, appreciate the comment, and thanks for watching.
     
  9. High Altitude

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    I will never understand why people think church is some sacred ground that no firearms should ever be on. Church is a high priority target for shootings and carrying while there is important.
     
  10. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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  11. random southpaw

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    Pastor, nice job on your video.

    That was very nice of you to also point folks towards Hickock45.

    I would not mind viewing more of your videos, if you have a mind to create some others--you are rather good at the video thing.