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Why do you need to carry a gun?

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

  1. Luvdux


    Feb 20, 2012
    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.
  2. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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

  3. Tang419

    Tang419 Glock is GUUD

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cana, Virginia
    Why do I NOT need a carry gun ? How about you tell me that first. :shocked:
  4. Because carrying a Cop is too inconvienient.
  5. 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.
  6. CVN76


    Feb 24, 2012
    --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.
  7. Sippo


    Jul 27, 2010
    Agree with all the above. I might add that carrying a pistol is a whole lot more intelligent than DENIAL.
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    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.
  9. Ranger54


    Aug 31, 2002
    Taylor, TX
    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.
  10. Why do I put on underwear, socks and wear a watch? Why do I own a shovel, skil saw, and crescent wrench?
  11. Tang419

    Tang419 Glock is GUUD

    Mar 19, 2005
    Cana, Virginia
    lmao, priceless :rofl:
  12. Irelander

    Irelander Glocker

    Apr 17, 2006
    Seneca, PA
    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.
  13. powder86

    powder86 SHOOT SAFE!

    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.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  14. tattedglock651

    tattedglock651 FNG

    Jan 20, 2012
    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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  15. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I choose life.
  16. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

    Oct 23, 2009
    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.
  17. RailGun


    Aug 26, 2011
    Humble, Tx
    The Constitution gives me the right and I enjoy guns so a good match for me. Hope to never need it though.
  18. Dave Nowlin

    Dave Nowlin Fisher of Men

    Dec 20, 2011
    Savannah, Tn.
    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.
  19. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

    Mar 14, 2010
    On the move ... again!
    I carry because, it has been proven beyond all doubts that I need deadly force in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  20. sr975j


    May 2, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    ^^ 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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