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    I surely do not go around informing of my 'capability to carry'. Some of the younger crowd I've met acts like it gives them super powers. I don't flaunt it and only a couple very close people know I carry and they've been instructed not to mention. I'm also working on convincing them to carry and get proper training even if it's only me for the moment. It is a right, a privilege and a great responsibility to acquire the skills to carry/conceal and form the respectful mindset required for such an undertaking. As it's been said anyone can shoot someone but to not shoot and control a situation and even showing the weapon as a last resort is a great responsibility. And as mentioned we need to consider those (like my mother) who are 'scared' of guns and bring them along slow. I recently gave my oldest daughter a demonstration of 'the gun is a tool' using one of my axes. I brought it into the living room and sat it in a corner and asked what could it do in that corner out of my hands. She answered simply "nothing". Then we talked of the responsibility of one using an ax or a gun. "It should be well kept and prepared for duty". The ax or the gun should be treated with respect as to what they can do and use should be well learned. Then I gave her the example of the time I handed a smart*** an ax after running his mouth and I took one of my old Bowie knives and left him beating up the other 6" pine tree while I helped my fellow soldiers start their"true story".

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    I don't think the sheriff knew that he was a nut case, but the people in the gunshop who sold it to him knew, and they felt very uneasy about selling it to him. But he had met all the requirements and they had no legal justification to turn him down.

    It was the US Military who knew he was a nut case and they turned him down when he tried to enlist. The problem was that the US Military had the legal obligation at that time to report him to the FBI, but they did not. Had they done that, the gunshop would have gotten a NO when they ran a background check before they sold it to him.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    South Carolina/Charleston
    Hey Gunny: You are absolutely correct about driving. Whatever I have to say about irresponsible firearm owners I have to say about irresponsible automobile owners. Being an idiot, being irresponsible, drinking beyond a sane limit---they all can cause injury and death and you should pay the price legally and civilly if you are going to break the law or be an irresponsible gunslinger or NASCAR driver wannabe.

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    I am not sure how the title of this thread and the OP are tied together but let me make a comment on the Title about "flaunting CC or for that matter OC". I constantly hear about how guncarriers want to be treated just like anyone else and be left alone without being hasseled. With this I am reminded of the quote from a football coach telling his team after a win to "Act like you done it before". In other words act like it is no big deal. But then from those same people that want to be left alone I hear about how they made sure to walk past the LEO so they could see their gun or how they got a CCW badge or even one of those banners. In other words they were doing everything in their power to act like it is something different, in other words falunting it. If you want to be treated like everyone else and respected like everyone else then act like it. This mess about an nouncing that tomorrow I am going to OC in a certain store or I plan to start CC'ing on a certain date ect. just makes me think of some boys challenging each other to go up to the haunted house and ring the doorbell. Every LEO I have talked to around here gives the same advice. Behave youself, act like it's not big thing and don't worry about it whether or not you have a permit. Of course this is SC and OC is not legal except on private property. But I have never heard of a person being arrested in SC for carrying a gun that did not involve some other violation. Even a county Sheriff told me that he estimated that over 60% of all men in his county over 60 carried a pistol, most without a CWP and he didn't care as long ans they behaved.

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    The current trend in CC/OC is the "Second Amendment Carry" philosophy that everybody should be able to carry a gun, regardless of psychiatric record, prison time, criminal record or citizenship. The credo sates that permits are an unconstitutional infringement on individuals. This puts most of the posts in this thread outside the current philosophy of gun rights forums.

    Me? I carry concealed, everyday, with a Handgun Carry Permit issued by my state. Nobody but my immediate family and whoever typed up my permit knows that I carry. I am quite satisfied with current laws and obey them as to CC. That makes me an anti-gun, Brady lover according to the prevailing gun advocacy groups.

    I was surprised to see some actual sanity and reason in this thread. You will all undoubtedly receive hate mail from true American gun lovers.

  7. Well said, wjh2657. I completely agree! How's that for hate mail?

    FN1910, I completely agree as well. I think too many people allow the gun to become the center of their lives. I just strap my gun on my belt on one side, put my cell phone in the opposite side pocket. To me, there just isn't any difference between the two.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Santa Fe Area, New Mexico
    Flaunting never, flatulence at times.
    I don't flaunt, brag or boast when I CC. Just go about my business as usual feeling some what more secure in my being knowing that I, and I alone, now have the decision to defend myself up to and including Lethal Force if I feel so threatened. BY LAW. Jus cause I strap on my 1911A1 doesn't mean my chest gets any bigger or I've grown a pair. It just means I have an additional option now that I'm Licensed to CC.
    I do add, depending on the individuals, with the people or group I may be with I will highly advise everyone to apply for a CWP and or at least have a firearm close by in the house, also be proficient with it's use. I'm a big advocate for the Second Amendment and I push that agenda each and everytime I can.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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