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  1. my wife sent me this

    My wife emailed me the following, and I felt compelled to share it with the good people here. thank you



    My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every manís life when he stops bustiní knuckles and starts bustiní caps and usually itís when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopiní. I donít carry a gun to kill peopleÖI carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I donít carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

    I donít carry a gun because Iím paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

    I donít carry a gun because Iím evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

    I donít carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I donít carry a gun because Iím angry. I carry a gun so that I donít have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I donít carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I donít carry a gun because Iím a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

    I donít carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I donít carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

    I donít carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess."

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    Try this one, too, by Marko Kloos . . .

    Reason vs. Force


    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

    In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

    When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

    There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the muggers potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.

    People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

    Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst.

    The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
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  4. that is a powerfull message thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by akratzer25 View Post
    that is a powerfull message thank you
    both of the 2 preceeding are exactly what america was built on, and what samual colt had in mind!

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    I carry a gun because I got old enough to learn that the monsters were not under the bed or in the closet, they were walking the streets.

    We all have our reasons.
    Peace
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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    I carry because two legged wolves are more dangerous than the four legged variety.

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    well put. to bad they wont print that in the papers so everyone can read them.

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    akratzer, Ektar... both of these are awesome reads! Thanks for posting! :)
    Blessed be my God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well! Psalm 144 (msg)
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    nicely spoken

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