people ask why carry a gun...

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  1. hirs80

    hirs80

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    JAMBOG maybe??

    This is one of "those" emails forwarded everyday. I typically open one out of 50 and delete the rest. This is my one for the week.

    PS...I havn't researched the info at the bottom.


    PEOPLE ASK WHY?

    Why I Carry a Gun

    My old grandpa said to me son,' there comes a time in every man's life
    When he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's
    When he becomes too old to take an as * whoopin'.
    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 because I'm a cowboy.
    I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a
    Cowboy.


    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.

    Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
    Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the
    Crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.


    Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to
    Take an as * whoopin'.

    ..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

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    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated...
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    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
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    Guatemala established gun control in 1964... From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
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    It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

    List of 7 items:

    Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent.

    Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent.

    Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

    In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

    There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort, and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

    You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

    With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'.

    During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.


    The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

    SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN! SWITZERLAND 'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE. SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
    IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

    I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please forward.
     
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    john58 BHO is a LIAR!

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    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    I have an advantage most don't, I can carry on airliners as an LEO.
    I was visiting my parents and a few of my Mom's cousin came over for tea. Some how the subject turned to me carrying on an airplane. Yvonne is in her mid 60's says, "Good Lord, why would anyone carry a gun on an airplane?"

    I looked at her for a couple of seconds and had to ask her a question, "Yvonne, do you live on a cloud? Where everything is perfect and and there are no crime?" (she married into money and has a big silver spoon stuck way up her...) "Do you remember a couple of airplanes flying into buildings in NY and DC...I don't ride planes into buildings or fields..."

    She didn't get it, doesn't get it and likely never will. Plus she isn't real big on cops because she has a lot of speeding tickets.

    Off duty I carry everywhere; stores, bank, Post Office, town park, boat launch, restaurants and church. Concealed carry and 99% of the time nobody every knows. My wife has a carry permit also so the family always has a guardian angle.

    Two Quotes from Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch:
    If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?

    The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.


    If you can carry in your locality I highly recommend it.
     
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    Awesome thread indeed. Some people don't get it and that's fine but when they get mugged or raped they blame it on guns or laws when if they had a gun they wouldn't have been the victim in the first place. I might get killed one day but I sure as hell won't lay down and make it easy for them.
     
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    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    If people ask me why I carry, I just ask them why they don't
     
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    Good thread, have seen the poem before but not the rest of the info. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Because I am not willing to die a helpless victim just to make your little feelings not be hurt.
     
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    Jambog or not, those things need to be brought up every now and again.
     
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    i have seen some of that before. but i always like seeing it again.
     
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    I carry a gun so I can shoot something that needs shooting.
     
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    I read this every few months and so should you...BUMP!!!
     
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    Cool post. Does anyone have references for those stats?
     
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    lpo what?!?!?!?!?

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    Has anyone verified the historical data and the Australia data?