Why do you need to carry a gun?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Luvdux, Mar 2, 2012.


  1. So what is your favorite Answer to the question "why do you need to carry a gun?"

    Obviously many need to, police and such, but For the ccw what is your answer?

    My buddy asked me a few weeks back and I said "I don't NEED to, and I AIM to keep it that way." corney but got a laugh out of him.
     

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  3. series1811

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    In case I need to shoot somebody or something. Is there really another reason?
     

  4. Tang419

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    Why do I NOT need a carry gun ? How about you tell me that first. :shocked:
     
  5. Because carrying a Cop is too inconvienient.
     
  6. Because evil DOES EXISTS in its two forms; Spiritual and Physical. If you don't belive me, I can point you to the many articles about happily married husbands killing entire family (even babies involved) and self. I cannot find any other explanation for that. I prepare myself and my family for the Spiritual battle, but I also prepare myself for the Physical one; against evil.
     
  7. CVN76

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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.
     
  8. Agree with all the above. I might add that carrying a pistol is a whole lot more intelligent than DENIAL.
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

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    Because I am highly trained regarding firearms. If I was ever in a situation where one was needed, and I was unarmed, I would be embarassed to death and ashamed.
     
  10. Because I am legally able to, because I am well versed in firearms and their use, know the law. Because I believe in the principles of self defense. Because the bad guy can be anywhere and I want a fighting chance. Because the Declaration of Independance tells me I the right to" Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" and a bad guy may try to take one or all.
     
  11. Why do I put on underwear, socks and wear a watch? Why do I own a shovel, skil saw, and crescent wrench?
     
  12. Tang419

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    lmao, priceless :rofl:
     
  13. Irelander

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    Because it is the right and duty of every law abiding citizen to protect themselves and their loved ones. Carrying a gun is the most efficient way to do that.
     
  14. powder86

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    that pretty much covers the bases.
    plus, i'm just not an mma fighter. i can defend myself against one unarmed attacker, but i can't take on more than that at once. if a group attacks me, i need something to even the odds.
     
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  15. Because I would much rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it!

    That's my justification to that question every time I'm asked. I may have to use the carrying a cop one though that's pretty dang funny!!!


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  16. barth

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    I choose life.
     
  17. pizza_pablo

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    This should be in Carry Issues....but, anyways

    I usually respond with something like, "I hope I don't have to use my spare tire, but I carry it" or, "I hope I don't have to use insurance, but I carry it", you get the idea.
     
  18. The Constitution gives me the right and I enjoy guns so a good match for me. Hope to never need it though.
     
  19. Dave Nowlin

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    Why do you carry insurance of any kind? I invite the OP to answer that. When you do , apply the same rationale to carrying a gun.
     
  20. SPIN2010

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    I carry because, it has been proven beyond all doubts that I need deadly force in Cincinnati, Ohio.
     
  21. ^^ being a cincinnati native myself, I couldn't agree more. Also, because its my right to do so. There are a lot of screwed up people in this world and I know if im carrying, I have a hell of a lot better chance of defending myself.

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