Skip to comments.Armed citizens say personal safety is a personal responsibility
Posted on 09/14/2011 5:00:24 AM PDT by marktwain
Increasing numbers of American citizens, including more than 340,000 here in Washington, have armed themselves and are swelling the ranks of those officially licensed to carry because they understand that their safety is ultimately their personal responsibility.
That is the overwhelming sentiment in an admittedly unscientific poll, with responses still coming in.
Yesterday, this column invited readers to explain why they carry, and they have in large numbers, via private e-mails, several chat lists and on five popular gun rights forums, including Defensive Carry, Seattle Guns, Hunting-Washington, Northwest Firearms, Open Carry and Gun Rights Media. Many of the stories are compelling.
Responses included accounts of criminal victimization, police inability to quickly respond, and the realization that in life-or-death situations, it is rare that anyone will come to the rescue in the nick of time.
While thoughtful gun owners are continuing to weigh in, the anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) has gone on the warpath against federal legislation that would allow citizens licensed in one state to carry in all states, under the laws of that state. This national recognition/reciprocity legislation has gun prohibitionists terrified, as evident by the rhetoric being mounted against it.
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Last weekend I signed up for handgun shooting and basics course at local shop and after gaining proficiency on the range will take the CCW class. FR is great place to get an education on handguns. Looks like I will go with Sig 226 or XDm 9mm.
Cops write reports and may attempt to discover “who-dunnit?”
They rarely protect YOU from becoming a victim in the first place.
How many murderers have prior convictions?
When seconds count the Police are only minutes away.
Flash mobs of crazed black teens,methheads needing money for a fix,and crazy union thugs-and I only have a 1911 between me and them.I’m not worried.
They aren't against illegal guns, they are against all guns
What they're really against is the fact that an armed citizen represents a threat to their exercise of power over you.
And personal “responsibility” is one of the things leftists hate and fear most. To them, Big Brother must be responsible for everything, for only in that way can his power be felt throughout a society.
Most importantly, an armed public cannot be enslaved.