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    Everyone Has a Story
    by Madisyn Taylor

    Every person on this planet has a story to tell, something that makes them unique adding to the whole.


    Itís easy to forget sometimes that everyone has a story to tell if we take the time to listen. We are so accustomed to hearing the stories of people in the news that we sometimes lose track of the fact that the random stranger on the bus also has a fascinating story about where they came from and how they got to be where they are. The sheer variety of paths taken in this world, from farmers to CEOs to homeless people to world travelers, is indicative of how much we can learn from each individual. Sometimes the shy, quiet person at work has the most amazing life story and the biggest dreams, it is up to us to take the time to find out.

    Some people travel a path of wealth and privilege, while others struggle with only themselves to rely on, and both have great stories to tell. Each person learns lessons, makes choices, and develops a unique perspective, which only they can claim and share. Even two people who have had very similar lives will have slightly different experiences, leading them to a different point of view, so each person remains a treasure trove waiting to be explored. When we take the time to ask questions and listen, we find that every person has a fascinating story to tell and an utterly unique perspective from which to tell it.

    Bearing this in mind, we have the opportunity to approach the world around us in a new way. There is never any reason to be bored at a party, or on the bus, or in a conversation with a stranger. When we retain the spark of curiosity and the warmth required to open someone up, we always have in front of us the makings of a great story. All we have to do is ask.

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    so anyone have a good story they would like to share?
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    Why don't you start, Eagles? What prompted you to buy a gun or get your CCW?

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    hi shoobee doo.......i think i already stated my reasons on this forum, but will give you a short version of those stories here
    i was prompted to buy my first gun when i moved to a ground floor home......prior to that i lived for over 30 years in a second story condo and felt safe doing so.......so when i bought my home, which i'm in now, i didn't feel comfortable living on a ground floor dwelling...... as the last time i lived on a first floor apt many moons ago, my apt was broken into at night twice.......so i bought a gun for home protection when i moved into my house where iv'e been for 12 years......not even thinking of conceal carry at the time...... till years later.........
    what prompted me to get my ccw was when my neighbor right across the street was held up at gun point coming home late one night..as i too often come home late at night alone....which was the final straw for me to get the ccwp......amongst other things like homes being broken into around my block and area and speaking to a lady cop about home protection. she also said crime in our area was up 80 %! also i've come close to being victimized myself a few times in the past and luckily stood my ground without a gun those times but i may not be so lucky next time.......not to mention i'm not getting any younger so i'm not as strong or quick as i used to be and a gun evens the playing field perhaps? or at least gives me another option if all else fails.......
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    Everyone Has a Story... And for some it's a short, terrifying psychological thriller.

    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    you're a good person eagle, you resonate at a higher vibration than most..making you misunderstood often times. Don't let it get you down :)

    My CCW story is one of rejection.
    I made a lot of trouble when I was young..drinking, drugging, etc.. no serious crimes just stupid stuff kids do. My first daughter was born when I was 22 and it changed my life..I went straight as an arrow, determined to be the best dad possible.
    Years went by without any trouble, not even a parking ticket.

    In 2002, I was living in NY and decided after shooting my buddy's pistol that I wanted one too. I started the long and extremely expensive process in NY of the permit application. After 6 or 8 months I received a denial notice from my county stating that because I had a DWAI arrest in 1988 "alcohol & handguns do not mix" was their reasoning.

    NY had deemed me "not of good moral character", I was shocked.
    1. I had no convictions 2. I owned a business 3. we owned 2 houses in that county we paid taxes on...if I wasn't of good moral character, nobody was.

    So, it took 8 years but we sold everything and moved out of NY.
    My new home in Florida has been much more forgiving and significantly less expensive.
    I always thought of sending the judge a picture of my wife & I with our guns and a thank you note..lol..but I never have the nerve to do it.

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    My story is simple. I like guns, I see no reason to go unarmed unless I choose to. The interest in guns served me well during a 20 yr military career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PestControl02 View Post
    you're a good person eagle, you resonate at a higher vibration than most..making you misunderstood often times. Don't let it get you down :)

    My CCW story is one of rejection.
    I made a lot of trouble when I was young..drinking, drugging, etc.. no serious crimes just stupid stuff kids do. My first daughter was born when I was 22 and it changed my life..I went straight as an arrow, determined to be the best dad possible.
    Years went by without any trouble, not even a parking ticket.

    In 2002, I was living in NY and decided after shooting my buddy's pistol that I wanted one too. I started the long and extremely expensive process in NY of the permit application. After 6 or 8 months I received a denial notice from my county stating that because I had a DWAI arrest in 1988 "alcohol & handguns do not mix" was their reasoning.

    NY had deemed me "not of good moral character", I was shocked.
    1. I had no convictions 2. I owned a business 3. we owned 2 houses in that county we paid taxes on...if I wasn't of good moral character, nobody was.

    So, it took 8 years but we sold everything and moved out of NY.
    My new home in Florida has been much more forgiving and significantly less expensive.
    I always thought of sending the judge a picture of my wife & I with our guns and a thank you note..lol..but I never have the nerve to do it.

    Outstanding!

    Mine is simple, I like guns lol & fast cars :p
    If it doesn't fit, FORCE it! If it breaks then it needed to be replaced anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
    Everyone Has a Story
    Some of them are even true
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Well here goes . Thought about it for a few months . I really liked the idea and my wife was kinda idk I'm not sure about it . Well about six months ago a driver almost hit us on the freeway blew past us honked his horn and gave me the finger . This is before I can even give a finger back . So I rolled my window down and kindly replayed the gesture . Well my friend in the backseat said don't before I did and I didn't hear him say don't the guy has a gun . Well sure as the sun sets he was right . Guy slowed down his passenger put a .40 or .45 out the window at me my daughter and wife after he cocked it . I thought I was going to die . I froze up . It was a terrible experience . Next time someone pulls a gun is going to eat a few rounds . Terrible horrible experience I am very shaken by it . Still bugs me when we ride the freeway I hold my gun close .

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagleeyes View Post
    hi shoobee doo.......i think i already stated my reasons on this forum, but will give you a short version of those stories here
    i was prompted to buy my first gun when i moved to a ground floor home......prior to that i lived for over 30 years in a second story condo and felt safe doing so.......so when i bought my home, which i'm in now, i didn't feel comfortable living on a ground floor dwelling...... as the last time i lived on a first floor apt many moons ago, my apt was broken into at night twice.......so i bought a gun for home protection when i moved into my house where iv'e been for 12 years......not even thinking of conceal carry at the time...... till years later.........
    what prompted me to get my ccw was when my neighbor right across the street was held up at gun point coming home late one night..as i too often come home late at night alone....which was the final straw for me to get the ccwp......amongst other things like homes being broken into around my block and area and speaking to a lady cop about home protection. she also said crime in our area was up 80 %! also i've come close to being victimized myself a few times in the past and luckily stood my ground without a gun those times but i may not be so lucky next time.......not to mention i'm not getting any younger so i'm not as strong or quick as i used to be and a gun evens the playing field perhaps? or at least gives me another option if all else fails.......
    Well then you are definitely born again hard, then. Good story. I salute you.

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