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  1. #61
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    I have many answers, from long, to informative, to "sayings" to quick.

    Most of the time I say "I'd rather be a witness than evidence" or "because it's my constitutional right" or "because my superpowers are broken and I can't psychic predict who the bad guy's are or when bad things will happen" or "same reason I have insurance on health and my possessions - in case tragedy happens"

    BUT most of the time, it's a simple "just in case". that normally gets them wondering "in case of what"? I say, that's different for everyone". my bit of philosophical thinking.

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  3. #62
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    I carry concealed because OC is not permitted in Texas (yet), and I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy. Seriously, the only explanation necessary is: Susana Hupp, Lubby's Cafeteria, Killeen, TX, October 16, 1991. If you're not familiar with her story check out the following links. Subsequent to this tragic event, she ran for and was elected to the Texas legislature where she was instrumental is bringing concealed carry to Texas.

    Suzanna Hupp speaks in Chicago (3 parts)
    (Part 1)
    (Part 2)
    (Part 3)


    Suzanna Hupp explains the 2nd Amendment to congress
    Suzanna Gratia-Hupp: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For
    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Irisher2 View Post
    To protect me and my wife in the ordinary world, which becomes more dangerous every day.
    Have carried for over 50 years after USA discharge and will continue as long as I'm mobile out in society.
    I didn't waste time getting my CHL after moving to the DFW area. I carry because I have the right to, and I have the obligation to protect myself, my family and my home.

    That said, am I alone in sensing some comradre with the local Police Officers who become friendly and talkative when they meet a CHL owner with a clean record? :):):)

    Don Montalvo, TX

  5. #64
    I was at a friends house hanging out years ago. A group of guys came buy one fell out of the back of a pickup. When he got back to his feet he fired five rounds out of his .380 pistol at us. He latter plead to 2 years probation. At that point I decided I wouldnt be a victim. I was going to have the ability to protect the lives of myself and loved ones.

  6. I'm in poor health and live in an area that's become a bad neighborhood. I can't defend myself too well with my fists anymore. It's not that I want to use violence, but if I'm attacked I need to be able to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    Here's an article/question I posted.

    So let's here, why do you carry concealed?
    Because I can. And I have a permit to do so. I want to be sure I can protect me and mine. If I choose to OC, the element of surprise flies out of the window.
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
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  8. #67
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    Lots of reasons, most have been stated here - but my decision was absolutely confirmed when I heard about the 2 animals that used a bat on a Dr and then raped and set fire to his wife and two daughters - up in Conn or around there somewhere.
    I figure there are more of that type than we might consider. And on the street, it's a toss up anymore. So I carry.
    Also, I live in the country - sheriff's deputy will get here too late - I will use my 12 ga with extreme prejudice.

  9. #68
    Why do I carry? Well unfortunately, I grew up in Camden, NJ. From the age of 12 to 20 I had over 20 different incidents of a gun pulled/pointed at me in robbery attempts, car jacking in addition to several robbery attempts with a knife and on one occasion being stabbed.

    Then one day I was venting to my father who was a correctional officer about another "gun incident" when he told me to purchase my first gun. Consequently, I contacted Camden city police and jumped through all of the flaming hoops that NJ requires just to purchase a handgun for your home. My first gun was an Argentina HI Power 9mm. Although I did not have the legal right to carry concealed, I commenced to carry after It was announced that Camden's murder rate was going through the roof. Shortly after the announcement the NJ State police were called in to patrol what was coined by the Courier Post Camden's "Open Air Drug Bizarre"

    Despite breaking the law I DO NOT REGRET doing so. Why? for a period of 10 years carrying a gun saved my life and several (probably more) other lives.

    I am proud to say that I know am a PA resident with a License to carry firearms. I no longer fear the laws of where I live. I am free. The second amendment is truly honored in Pennsylvania.
    The approval of men is expensive, but the love of God is free...Guns and religion are a great mix!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckTurner68 View Post
    Despite breaking the law I DO NOT REGRET doing so. Why? for a period of 10 years carrying a gun saved my life and several (probably more) other lives.

    I am proud to say that I know am a PA resident with a License to carry firearms. I no longer fear the laws of where I live. I am free. The second amendment is truly honored in Pennsylvania.
    The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. You didn't break the law... New Jersey did... and does. No free man should be placed in fear of unjust laws. ".... Shall Not Be Infinged!" 'Got that New Jersey... Maryland... New York, Illinois, Hawaii?

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    Thank you brother in arms

    A wise man ok once said "where there is an unjust law there is no law at all". Living in a state where gun enthusiast rule is an awesome feeling.

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