Skip to comments.Why Carry a Gun? 7 Objections Destroyed.
Posted on 10/21/2013 3:15:39 PM PDT by virgil283
"The question is constantly asked: Why do you want to carry a gun? Here are Massad Ayoobs 7 proven answers vindicating concealed carry.
1. Why do you carry a gun?
Kathy Jackson said it best on her website (www.corneredcat.com): I carry a gun because I cant carry a policeman.
2. But arent you worried that if more people carry guns, more arguments will escalate into people being shot and killed?
No. Responsible gun owners are too practical to worry about things that dont happen. ......."
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Famed combat small arms instructor John Farnam said it best. He was teaching an officer survival class to rural police when one officer asked him, Hey, how often do you think cops get killed around here, anyway? Farnams reply was classic: Same as anywhere. Just once.
4. Why cant you face the fact that a study has proven that a gun in the home is 43 times more likely to kill a member of the household than a burglar?
Probably because, being logical people, most of us who carry guns detest having to look at such fact-twisting exercises in sophistry.
5. A review of strategy discussions on Internet gun boards reveals the fact that many people who are licensed to carry guns carry more than one. If this is not an indication of two-gun cowboy mentality, how else can it be explained?
Firearms instructor and author David Kenik was once asked, Why do you carry three guns? He calmly replied, Because four would be ostentatious.
6. You bloodthirsty gun people only carry weapons because you want a chance to hurt or kill someone!
On the contrary, we carry guns so we will be less likely to have to kill or cripple someone. Its called Peace Through Superior Firepower.
7. You dont have any right to carry guns anyway! The Second Amendment is about the National Guard, not personal protection!
The Bill of Rights was framed shortly after the American Revolution. A National Guard in the time of the revolution would have been Tories loyal to King George and duty-bound to crush the American patriots. Do you really think this was what the framers intended to empower and enable?......"
Gun safety tip #1: Carry a gun.
"Why should I have a smoke detector and fire extinguisher in my home? Why should I wear my seatbelt while driving my car? Why should I wear safety gear like helmet, gloves, jacket, boots, etc while riding my motorcycle?
The answer is that while you might not need any of the above, when you do need them, you need them RIGHT NOW, and you can't "undo the situation" that requires any of the above. If you don't have them, bad things happen!
Five rules of a gun fight:
1) gun beats no gun
A gun that is left home because it does not fit or is too big to carry is “no gun”. Also, a gun that jams is a club and counts as “no gun”
2) fast beats slow
Usually the one to shoot first forces the other person to either dive for cover in the case of a miss or react to the injury in the case of a hit. So practice the safe draw.
3) accuracy beats bullet size
A .22 that hits beats the heck out of a .44 mag that misses. Stick with the gun size that you can actually hit accurately in slow fire.
4) bullet size beats bullet speed
Big holes bleed out faster than little holes and in the 3” to 6” barrel range, there is not going to be that much difference in velocity. However, once the caliber is decided, high velocity is good. .357 mag beats 9mm but both have the same size bullets. Also remember the previous rules. If you can’t shoot a .357 accurately, then drop to a 9mm or .380 or what ever you can handle.
5) more holes beat one hole
If it is worth shooting once, then shooting twice will only help them bleed out faster.
Folks I know that carry, myself included, tend to stay away from area’s and situations that would force us to pull our weapon in the first place. It’s when we can no longer control our surroundings by being aware of them at all times the need is abundantly clear.
The National Guard was not formed until 1916. Does it even remotely seem possible that the Constitution was written for something that would not exist for another 130 years?
"It is so sad that our dear friend, John Doe, hit the bad luck lottery but, oh well."
I carry a gun because I cannot throw a rock at 1200 feet per second.
I forget who originally said that, but it was funny and true.
When they ask questions like “do you really think you might need a gun to defend yourself?”
I like to reverse it and ask them:
Do you have a smoke detector in your house?
Do you have car insurance, house insurance, etc?
Do you really think you’ll have a fire, a theft, etc.
From “Layers of Response” by John Farnam
Layer 1: Dont Go There
A traditional (allegedly rabbinical) admonition preached by defensive shooting instructors is: Dont go to stupid places with stupid people and do stupid things. Corollaries are:
Nothing good happens in bars after midnight.
Rowdy companions are dangerous company.
The bad part of town is called that for a reason.
“A superior gunman is best defined as one who uses his superior judgment in order to keep himself out of situations that would require the use of his superior skills.”
In 1986, I was in the National Guard. We celebrated the origin of it 350 years earlier with a run around the state.
Truth, and I’m too old to give an ass whooping, a gun however makes me...”Strong Like Bull”...as per Danny Thomas’s uncle.
For all the same reasons I have a fire extinguisher in the car and house.
“Never leave home without it.” (Hmm, catchy phrase)
I hadn’t thought about a fire extinguisher for the car.
See my tag line for the answer to #7.
I really campaign that those who carry guns should also carry a quick draw sheath knife as well. Think of your gun and knife as a matched set, that are superbly complementary to each other.
At various times during the day, imagine your own, personal Tueller Drill distance. For example, you are in a busy grocery store shopping. Suddenly, some disheveled guy gives out a scream and goes charging at you. At first you are puzzled, wondering WTF? Then you wonder, is he charging at me? Maybe a distracting moment of wondering *why* he is charging at you. Then, golly gee, it might be good for me to draw my gun. But then another moment’s hesitation...gosh, is it appropriate to draw my gun in a crowded grocery store?
All the time he is closing on you. How far away does he have to be before you could draw and fire two rounds at him? That is, if you are willing to fire with the distinct possibility that it isn’t what it appears.
Compare this to quickly pulling your sheath knife, that can just as easily be put back in its sheath, with no one the wiser. Nothing bad happens unless disheveled guy runs smack dab into your knife, at point blank range.
2. make sure it’s loaded.
and the normally safe surroundings, you can’t control the random thug(s) that decides that day to be there when you are.
#8 Why would anyone need a clip the holds 15 rounds?
To take care of the burglar with a 14 round clip!!!
Uncle Tonoose !!!
I’m a large man. I’ve weight trained, martial arts trained, and was a Marine for six years.
I can probably dismantle most people with my bare hands.
I carry a gun.
Just because I can do something, doesn’t mean that is the BEST way to do spmething.
because nobody gives two craps about my personal safety, but i do.
put another way, because I am my best and first responder.
Buy an MGB.
You’ll catch on with the extinguisher in the car thing......sooner or later. Be sure to get one rate for electrical, petroleum and metal fires.
Do you mean MGB, the car?
I’m sorry guys - I was just creating a “ping” to this great support for Carrying!
I phrase it as “the first rule of self defense is: don’t be there.”
Don’t go where trouble is likely. If trouble happens, get away. If fists, knives, or bullets are going to be in your space, vacate that space.
Only to a liberal is there so much gun violence that we should ban guns...but if you want a firearm to protect yourself from said violence you are just being paranoid.
Get a 1976 to 1980 model. Three size systems on the hardware, SAE, British Standard/Whitworth, and Metric.
MGB stands for Morris Garage, model B. Never buy a car with Garage as part of the name!
you can put me on your carry list
Use it often. Ridicule is a liberal motivator.
“Don’t shhot them until you think they are dead. Shoot them unitl they think they are dead.”
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