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5 years 41 weeks ago, 7:34 AM

samD

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Why I carry a gun

Sent to me by a friend

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I don’t carry a gun to kill,
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 ass whoopin’.

Author unknown (but right on target)

5 years 41 weeks ago, 7:47 AM

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Like this one, Thanks samD

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 41 weeks ago, 6:19 PM

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yeah

i carry a gun cause Pancho Villa would want me to!!!viva~!!!!!pinche culerros!!!!

...check... G-AZ
5 years 41 weeks ago, 6:31 PM

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samD wrote:
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.

I talked to one of our BIPD lieutenants this weekend. We were teasing him saying that when seconds count, the police were only minutes away. He said that in 26 years of police work, he had been on the scene of a crime as it was going down only twice. And once, when he was trying to arrest a 300 pound drunk wrestler and asked for backup, the second officer took 15 minutes to arrive. Our island is about ten miles long and two or three miles wide with a state highway down the middle of it.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:03 PM

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I carry because

1.) A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.
2.) I carry a gun because it is easier than carrying a cop.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
5 years 41 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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I carry a gun because

This is a recent example that happened to my dad. He was awaken at 1 a.m. about 1 month ago by the sound of somebody hitting the windows, they jiggled the door, and then went to 4 windows in the back of the house trying to open them. I dont' know if they thought nobody was home or not. Anyway, he called the police and gave his address. 30 mintues later, he sees two police cars show up and...keep driving past his house, they then turn around and pass it again...so he calls 911 again and tells them the police passed him up...the 911 operated told my father.."just go outside and wave when they drive by again"...Are you kidding me..go outside and wave the police in when somebody is outside trying to bust in. Anyway, he had my Glock 22 with him just in case, I always leave him a gun. By the way, my mom said that all he could talk about that night was how "cool" my nightsights were on the thing. Everything turned out alright in the end, they eventually picked 2 people up in the neighborhood that had gotten away from the cops earlier that night. So, no, you can't count on the police.

5 years 41 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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I'm not a real cop

Military Police are not sworn LEOs, we don't get badges, so we suck, but even on a military installation, where the vast majority of people have had at least a felony records check just to get here, we still have assaults, drugs, gangs, drugs, drugs, DUIs, domestics, even some murders. Our patrols know the post, and most posts are pretty small compared to civilian towns, and we still don't respond in time to stop the majority or incidents from occurring. I can't understand how someone can call themself a man and not be able to protect their family from violent crime. That's not a macho thing, as I realize I am probably not going to stop the 9th Mongolian Horde or the Entire ATF from harming me and mine (just most of them), but I am able to provide food, shelter, fire, and protection. How someone can be unable to provide these things and call themself the head of the household is beyond me.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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