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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Icewind View Post
    1st red highlight, That's right, it is my choice and I make it when I make it.
    2nd red highlight, I don't carry at home, lol. I have my piece near by I'll admit but carry no.
    3rd, I live here in AZ and all the things you mentioned are from your friends at fox and that fear monger Glen Beck. and if you can't go outside without a M1A1, then everything you say you stand for 2nd ammend., freedom of gun, freedom or death..type stuff then you've allready lost.
    My friends,LOL. Sorry but I like to be lied to in person not by some over paid TV news anchor. But your right all that stuff is made up to put fear into people, none of it is happening for real. I forgot our own government says the boarders states are safe. Yet you read/watch it all really happening on more then one news channel/news paper, wow they all must be in bed with FOX news.

    Why do you carry? It can't be for self protection(you have already stated that) so what is the reason? You just wake up one day and think it was a cool idea? Hell you yourself say you leave it at home half the time. Do you just like the idea of carrying?

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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  3. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    My friends,LOL. Sorry but I like to be lied to in person not by some over paid TV news anchor. But your right all that stuff is made up to put fear into people, none of it is happening for real. I forgot our own government says the boarders states are safe. Yet you read/watch it all really happening on more then one news channel/news paper, wow they all must be in bed with FOX news.

    Why do you carry? It can't be for self protection(you have already stated that) so what is the reason? You just wake up one day and think it was a cool idea? Hell you yourself say you leave it at home half the time. Do you just like the idea of carrying?
    dude, chill man. Is having such a short temper good for ccw?

  4. #13
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    Changed my life and family life? Hell, yes. I did not grow up knowing about guns at all. Coming from a different country where bodyguards were a norm in my then family, then moving to a country that removed gun ownership, I was ignorant, even when an officemate talks about it all the time in the lunch room. Then coming to live in this country where hubby and kids were not really gun shy but owns quite a bit, I tried not to get involved until I was ignored for a few years when it comes to gun ownership. I'd looked at a gun and get scared, can't even touch one without being afraid it might go off.

    I've made my peace with my family since and went to get a course, then another one, then another one and so on and so forth. Hubby and I got our CCW then kids to the youngest one got theirs one by one. I am living with my family whose main concern is to protect each other, being environment aware, with our first responder (the dog in my avatar). He knows his role. And he trust that we will protect him too.

    We all carry everyday even inside the house, even doing yardwork at the front and side of our house. From ignorant to knowledgeable and safety aware, of course it changed my life. We do not take gun ownership for granted either. It is part of our everyday outfit, each and everyone of us who lives here in this house. We practice at least once a week in the range and dry practice in the basement and in our hangar as often as time permits.

    I cannot win any gun-slinging competion and I cannot admit I am good, but if circumstances happens, I am (we are) skill-ready.
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
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  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Icewind View Post
    dude, chill man. Is having such a short temper good for ccw?
    Short temper, LOL. Asking you why you carry is having such a short temper, good god I pry you never cross paths with NavyLT,nogods etc. You may die of fright!

    Why do you carry if not for self protection(as you have already stated is not the reason you carry),you state it's to protect your soon to be wife right? Yet you say you leave the firearm at home half the time, or when she asks you to. So if the firearm is carried to protect her why leave it at home? Could it be you view the firearm as an inconvenience? Added weight you have to carry around all day in the hot sun, the added weight does not seem wroth it to you?

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

  6. #15
    always a pleasure to hear from you Tucker's Mom!

  7. Did you just say fear monger. That is funny stuff, the tank comment was obviously sarcasm. AZ is dangerous, especially near the border. Then again living someplace "safe" doesn't prevent people from randomly killing each other. You friend sounds passionate about not dying, it might seem overboard to some. I've never thought of mixing JHP and FMJ in the same magazine, shooting someone through a car door is a bad idea because you cannot see what is on the other side. I am loaded with +p+ JHP and that's good enough for me. FYI, I am not angry or upset or anything just telling you my opinion.

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Sig1911 View Post
    If you are unwilling to allow concealed carry to affect your life in a significant and serious way, I recommend you not carry. It implies that you are ready to remain in condition yellow pretty much all the time, and to make life and death decisions at any moment. Be honest with yourself and consider whether you want and accept that responsibility.
    Concealed carry has not affected me in the least. Im a quiet person and i stay mostly to my self, but i got my CCW permit for my protection as well as others if needed. I mind my own business and don`t go looking for trouble, but you never know when trouble will come looking for you. Shooting someone would be the last thing i would ever want to do, but if it came down to it i would if i really had to.

  9. #18

    Has CCW changed your everyday life?

    +1 to Tucker's Mom and Ghost Rider. I'm in line with a lot of what they said.

    Succinctly:
    I hope for the best (that nothing ever happens to me or my loved ones) but I plan for the worst (in trying to prepare for the most common worst-case scenario). Like Tucker's Mom, I'm not sure anyone would call me good with a gun, but I'm comfortable with it, I am proficient with it, and I'm mentally ready to use it if forced into that situation.

    Has CCW changed my life? A little.
    • I am more alert to my surroundings and make choices that put me in scenarios with the least amount of statistical danger (don't shop at night by myself, don't cut through alleys when it is dark, purposely avoid places that show higher incidence of crime, etc)
    • I drive at speeds a lot closer to the speed limit because I don't want to be pulled over (and possibly have an ARMED LEO become nervous when they realize that I have a gun on me)
    • I wear my shirts a little looser to aid in concealing the ever-present gun
    • I go to the range regularly to practice and also do some psychological training as well (mindset, and also scenarios) ...


    If you have a permit and carry or don't carry, it is a personal choice--I don't think any of us need to belittle the other for their choices. For me, I carry everyday, everywhere. My reasoning is 3-fold:

    1) the bad guys have not yet started making appointments with their targets as to when they plan to strike
    2) there are too many crime scenes where the general thought consensus was "it will never happen to me," or "it will never happen here." Easily one of the most famous crimes of our lifetime is the Petit rapes/murders in Connecticut from 2007. Who would ever THINK to prepare for a crime like that in a community like that? Other memorable crimes are the Fort Hood murders of 2009 and Columbine in 1999. There are just too many to cite where the public's response (and likely the mindset of the victims) was "not me, not here."
    3) I'd rather have a gun and not need it, than need a gun and not have it.

    Stay safe everybody!

  10. #19
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    Do not remember if carrying has made any difference in me or not---been carrying for over 40 yrs. Have not shot up the neighborhood or gone crazy ----YET. I feel most comfortable around folks who carry also. That means we can protect each other. That is what friends do. Those who do not carry are OK-just not the kind of folks that I want watching my "six". Am I a gun nut --yep, guess so. Saying goes: gun nut= one who has a gun in every room but still carries in case he gets jumped in the hallway-lol.

  11. #20

    icewind

    If you're so anti-everything on this forum why are you a member of it? This is not high school debate team. It is a forum for people interested in its contents to view their opinions and share experiences etc. This is not a place to start arguments for the hell of it, it's an educational friendship-based multicultural and geographical resource for people to experience diversity in their choice to carry a firearm. Take the petty proverbial water-cooler arguments elsewhere.

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