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Did something happen to you and you decided you needed to get your carry permit, or did you just decide on your own that you wanted it? I know a guy who got beaten to near death and that was the wake-up call he needed to get his permit. I'd imagine most people just got it because they wanted to be prepared, but nothing drastic happened to lead to them getting it.
 

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Wanting to have the legal ability to buy more than one firearm in a month. An added bonus is to be able to avoid NICS checks.
 

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The summer of 1990 I was in the corrections academy for the new jail being built. At the time, the Sheriff did not back his correction officers carrying off duty. I also received a buy out from my old job, about $1000 dollars. My wife allowed me to get the Florida permit and we sued the balance for the house. Fast forward to Act 218 and a new Sheriff. Correction officers are now authorized to carry an approved, inspected weapon. Things do change for the better.
 

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Just because I can. It should be my Constitutional right to carry without any kind of permit. But since it isn't, I want to exercise my right as much as possible.

I've always been a gun nut and always kept one handy in one way or another, (but legally) although I've mostly lived in states that didn't issue permits. I had carried legally at times during my career, but I've always wanted to be able to carry legally all the time. Now I can and do so when ever possible.

I've never had to use a gun for self defense per-say, but I've had quite a few occasions where I was durn glad I had it even though I didn't have to show it. I still follow the advice of not going anywhere or doing anything I wouldn't, if I didn't have the gun. But it's mighty comforting to know I have it.
 

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Just because I can. It should be my Constitutional right to carry without any kind of permit. But since it isn't, I want to exercise my right as much as possible.
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This.:cool:
 

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Bad things happen to the nicest of people in the darndest of places. Granted, the odds aren't good, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
 

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because I plan on dying an old man in my own bed, not face down in a gutter because some bad guy wants to do me, or my family, harm
 

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I just wanted to get it if I ever get tired of being a LEO so I could still carry . I encourage lots of people to get theirs because bad guys will ALWAYS carry ! Only GOOD guys follow the rules , BAD guys always carry . That is why I hate these places that dont let handgun carry permit holders carry in their buisnesses . I tell them that BAD guys are in here now carrying and they say "no they arent , we have a sign" :upeyes: I then say that we (us good guys) follow the law and the bad guys dont !"
 

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I wanted to be able to carry a handgun while camping/hunting/fishing/whatever and not have to worry about how a cop would interpret the law. (Arkansas is not an open carry state) Easier to legally transport in a car, and handy if I ever get mugged :D. And I was turning 21.
 
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