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Why Do You Carry a Gun?
Western Shooting Journal ^ | 7/23/2014 | R Ruell

Posted on 08/09/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT by liizo

A general consensus question, "Why do you carry a gun?" Here are some sentiments from "Gun Owners": -We just want to be safe -Vigilance, not Paranoia -We Don’t Want to Shoot Anyone -It’s a Dangerous World

Non-Gun Owners views: -Gun People Think They’re Rambo! -You Have to be Paranoid to Carry a Gun -It’ll be the Wild West All Over Again! They’re Going to Shoot us All!

What do you all think? Read the article why carry gun here


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
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1 posted on 08/09/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT by liizo
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To: liizo

Because I can.


2 posted on 08/09/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: liizo

Because I’ve been randomly attacked for my religion.


3 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:19 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: liizo

Because I can’t carry a cop?


4 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:23 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: liizo

Because it can’t move around by itself?


5 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: liizo

‘Cuz cops are too heavy.


6 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:51 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: liizo

Because I choose too!


7 posted on 08/09/2013 9:08:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: liizo

Cuz all the Trayvons that are out there that want to hurt me and my family.


8 posted on 08/09/2013 9:09:59 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: liizo

Because of Obama’s sons...


9 posted on 08/09/2013 9:10:11 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: liizo

Too young to die. Too old to fight fair. Back off.


10 posted on 08/09/2013 9:11:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: liizo

Because a cop is too heavy and they are lousy shots.


11 posted on 08/09/2013 9:11:29 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: liizo
Because I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

12 posted on 08/09/2013 9:12:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: liizo

Empowerment.


13 posted on 08/09/2013 9:12:05 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: liizo

Because phased plasma rifles are not yet available.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 9:12:22 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: liizo

Because there are more Trayvon’s out there just waiting for their chance to attack.


15 posted on 08/09/2013 9:12:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: BitWielder1
Because I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

BUMP!

16 posted on 08/09/2013 9:13:49 AM PDT by dansangel (Rest in peace, .45MAN)
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To: liizo

I do it because I have an unbridled right to. I carry a 45 ACP with DRTs because it is just silly to shoot twice.


17 posted on 08/09/2013 9:16:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: liizo

Because rocket launchers are a bit cumbersome.


18 posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:10 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: liizo

I’ve been assaulted and seriously injured three times. For nearly two years I was stalked by a neighbor who came on my property, followed me around town and told people I frightened him and he was going to have to kill me. (I moved away and he continued to stalk me for 18 months, then finally give up.) I was going to stop carrying, but the house I moved into had formerly been a meth lab. People would get out of prison and come looking for the former owner, sometimes at 2:00 am. Given the history, I feel much safer with the gun on me at all times.


19 posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: liizo

Two cracked ribs, a broken wrist and 30 staples in my head, as a young Domino’s driver trying to follow the rules.


20 posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:29 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unnecessary.)
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To: liizo

Because a spear is too bulky.


21 posted on 08/09/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: PowderMonkey

Years ago I heard a news report of an old man who got out of his car at a Kroger or some such store.

He was approached by an Obama Son and told the old man to give him his wallet, etc. The old man opened his car door and bent down to the console. The robber asked him, “what the hell you doin’?”

“I’m fixin’ to get my revolver and blow your f@cking head off!” Obama’s Son ran away.


22 posted on 08/09/2013 9:19:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: liizo

Because a rocket launcher won’t fit in my purse.


23 posted on 08/09/2013 9:20:02 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: liizo

Because it is the ultimate civilized act. You may not use force against me without a very real risk of being shot down. If you approach as a brute, intending to force your way upon me, you will probably die.

So you must interact with me as a civilized man.


24 posted on 08/09/2013 9:20:47 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Shoot, shovel, and shut up!

Or, shoot, pickup truck bed and a blanket, lonely country road, dump and forget.


25 posted on 08/09/2013 9:22:11 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: liizo

I don’t need a reason to keep and bear arms.


26 posted on 08/09/2013 9:22:21 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: liizo
Why Do You Carry a Gun?

Because I can't carry a thermonuclear device?

5.56mm

27 posted on 08/09/2013 9:23:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: All

If you seriously have to ask this question, then you are either very poorly informed about today’s society, very, very insulated and protected, or just plain stupid...Maybe all of the above...


28 posted on 08/09/2013 9:24:13 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: DesertRhino

You remind me of what Bernard Goetz said; “If someone tries to impose their will on you and you have a gun then they have a problem.”


29 posted on 08/09/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: liizo

Because grenades lack a certain... precision.


30 posted on 08/09/2013 9:26:28 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: liizo

Because I live in a city full of murderers and thieves and because no respectable gentleman travels about without his sidearm. Just picked up a 327 nightguard today as a matter of fact. Very respectable indeed.


31 posted on 08/09/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by RC one
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To: liizo

Because it gives me time to get to scary black rifle(which I lost at the bottom of the creek)


32 posted on 08/09/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz is my senator)
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To: All

A Texas Ranger was onec saked, “Why do you caryy a .45???
His reply, “Because they don’t make a .46...”


33 posted on 08/09/2013 9:28:51 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: MeganC
Would a .50 Cal do Megan?

If not I hear they fit in bags like Pendleton.

An idea for your husband to get you for a gift when you have your baby. lol!

34 posted on 08/09/2013 9:28:53 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MeganC

I carry one to ensure my rights are protected. Plus carrying the remote control for my armed reaper is too bulky.


35 posted on 08/09/2013 9:31:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: KC_Lion

For Christmas 2009 he bought me a Remington 700 SPS chambered in .308 for shooting coyotes. It’s enough for me, really! He has a couple .50 rifles and they’re just a bit too much for me!


36 posted on 08/09/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: Gaffer
LOL! Reminds me of my favorite John Steinbeck quote: "Never pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill ya'."
37 posted on 08/09/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: liizo

because I live in a high crime area called the United States


38 posted on 08/09/2013 9:33:41 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Noumenon

Once his pin has been pulled...............

Mr. Grenade is NOT your friend.


39 posted on 08/09/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: liizo
Because I am too damned old to take an arsekicking and there are lots of folks that are younger, stronger and meaner than me.

But wait.....................................................
I was too old to take an arsekicking when I was 18.

40 posted on 08/09/2013 9:37:17 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: SkyDancer

My answer as well.


41 posted on 08/09/2013 9:37:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Flintlock

Especially The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, “Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

— Monty Python, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”


42 posted on 08/09/2013 9:42:21 AM PDT by xp38
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To: liizo
Because the voices in my head tell me to....

NO THEY DON'T!!!

Yes they DO!!!

NO THEY DON'T!!!

Yes they DO!!!

43 posted on 08/09/2013 9:43:54 AM PDT by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: MeganC
And a .50 Bullet is like $5 a shot isn't it?

a .50 Cal rifle would be bigger than YOU Megan!


44 posted on 08/09/2013 9:45:48 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: DesertRhino
Because it is the ultimate civilized act.

Yes, it is. A firearm is the difference between a society wherein brute force rules and one wherein it doesn't. That is a change in the human condition so fundamental it shocks me that people can ignore it.

Now and then someone will bleat "Imagine a world without guns." And you can, it's easy. Ghengis Khan.

45 posted on 08/09/2013 9:46:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: liizo

For the same reason I carry a tool bag wherever I go. Better to be prepared than prepped.


46 posted on 08/09/2013 9:46:39 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Billthedrill

Of course, you do have to spell “Genghis” correctly... :-(


47 posted on 08/09/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: liizo

My light saber requires batteries.


48 posted on 08/09/2013 9:52:43 AM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: liizo

For the same reason I carry a 1st aid kit:

“Just in case”


49 posted on 08/09/2013 9:54:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: liizo

Because Obama doesn’t like me to.


50 posted on 08/09/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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