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View Poll Results: Which of these describes the frequency with which you carry?

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  • If I'm awake, I'm carrying, even at home

    211 40.58%
  • Religiously whenever I leave the house

    219 42.12%
  • Whenever I'm going to be in a high crime area

    37 7.12%
  • Other

    53 10.19%
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Thread: How often do you carry?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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    When I carry

    I have had this job for two years now. When I got here I was carrying and carried to my interview. Last year they put up the EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) and right above it was one of those "no gun" signs. Well, I thought long and hard and made it known to my boss that I believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment and that I have not been disarmed since my employment. Well, funny thing happened. He did not say anything, and a few days later I looked at the board and the sign had been removed. I did not touch it and I asked someone else how come the sign was gon,They not knowing of my predicament, they said they didn't even notice it the first time it was there. Oh well!
    The Iceman, Akron, Oh
    Shoot straight and be safe...

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  3. #22
    I carry every time I leave the house, unless I'm going to work, which is a "victim disarmament zone". I don't carry at home, but the doors are locked and deadbolted and I can get to my firearm very quickly. I also live in a rural Nevada town with an extremely low crime rate (probably because I don't even know of anyone living here who doesn't have a gun).

    For those places I can't carry and can't avoid visiting, I leave the pistol in the vehicle. I still carry a folding knife and tactical flashlight and I've taken empty hand defense and edged weapons classes.
    "When the outflow exceeds the inflow, the upkeep becomes the downfall"

  4. #23
    gpbarth Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Canis-Lupus View Post
    The next logical question is how many make sure they also slip that CCW permit into their jammies when they get up to check that thump in the dark? Inside your home not such a big to put both together while calling 911. U can be sure that the LEO(s) who respond will ask "Where was your CCW permit when U shot the BG!" Out and about no big, in your back-yard or detached garage at 2am in a dressing gown or PJ's with a .45 dispatching a BG may entail running somewhere to make that happen. Leaving the scene or what? No big if no nosey neighbor tells officer Snoopy that you ran away from the guy U just shot not waited for the cops to arrive, I guess "I ran to call 911" works and may be true? I don't know the answer to that legal quandary. I am sure I'll get a reply or a flame, think about it in a court of law terms B 4 you slam out a 1-liner

    C-L
    If someone is trying to break into my home and/or assault me, at least in Florida, I don't need no steenkin' carry permit to shoot him dead. Now, if the BG runs away from me, leaving my premises, then I had best not shoot him, or chase him down the street, gun blazing, as he is no longer a "threat." If I'm dressed in my skivvies, I'm not about to chase someone for more than 10 feet, let alone blocks. And if I am dressed enough to leave my home, my permit is in my pants.

  5. I carry most of the time. The only times I don't (besides the obvious) is when I forget (in a hurry or the like), or when there's just no way I can get away with it.

    In CT, we only have a CCW license. We need it solely to possess firearms so I can understand those who have it in my state but don't carry with it because that's only way you can have a firearm.

    In any case, I respect people's right to sometimes carry. Personally I believe that if you're going to carry some of the time, you should carry all of the time. BG's might expect people to be unarmed in nice areas.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Canis-Lupus View Post
    The next logical question is how many make sure they also slip that CCW permit into their jammies when they get up to check that thump in the dark? Inside your home not such a big to put both together while calling 911. U can be sure that the LEO(s) who respond will ask "Where was your CCW permit when U shot the BG!" Out and about no big, in your back-yard or detached garage at 2am in a dressing gown or PJ's with a .45 dispatching a BG may entail running somewhere to make that happen. Leaving the scene or what? No big if no nosey neighbor tells officer Snoopy that you ran away from the guy U just shot not waited for the cops to arrive, I guess "I ran to call 911" works and may be true? I don't know the answer to that legal quandary. I am sure I'll get a reply or a flame, think about it in a court of law terms B 4 you slam out a 1-liner

    C-L
    Well in CT we have exigent circumstances that protect us in the courts. If you're legal to carry and you are within your rights to shoot that person, then having your permit on you isn't a big issue if you're close to your house. It has to be understandable. We also have strict laws about shooting those who are fleeing though. If that guy broke in an took a firearm, I could probably get away with killing him. TV? Not so much.

  7. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I have one within arms reach at all times. When I get up its part of dressing for the day. The only time it's not near me is when I have to go in somewhere it's not allowed. I'm not paranoid but you don't know who's around the corner or by your front door. Too many stories out there not to be prepared.
    The Boy Scouts taught me to be prepared. I also include one of my handguns as part of my wardrobe for the day. Home invasions happen, robbery happens, child abductions happen, rapes happen, assaults happen, we live in a world where wolves have two legs, random stuff happens so I always carry.

  8. #27
    generally if I leave the house I am packing. when I am at home I am never far away from at least 1 of my tools.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

  9. #28
    We had a home invasion in my city a little while back, and about a week ago, we had 2 guys going door-to-door on my street, claiming to be from Progress Energy (the local power company). The story was that they had to access "your back yard to check on the power lines and trees." While one of them was escorted to the back yard, the other one popped into the house and robbed it. Three people got taken before one of them caught the 2nd guy in her house and started screaming.

    When anyone comes to my door, the wood door is opened and the barred door stays locked, while I "converse" with whoever is there. I always have my XD-40 in my SuperTuck, or in my back pocket. Ain't nobody going to approach my front door if I'm not armed.

  10. I carry when I make rounds at night and when on the road

  11. #30
    wolfhunter Guest
    The real question is not "How often...", but "How many..."

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