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  1. CHL Arrived Today - Learning So Much Here

    Mailed in my CHL paperwork on January 22nd, it arrived today. We're going to Houston tomorrow to put another load of stuff in storage (moving there when school's out), glad it came in time so I can legally carry on the trip.

    Carrying a gun is a big responsibility. It's the power of life and death!

    I love all of you guys. I keep telling my wife that this forum is helping me mature in this area, "getting my mind right" in advance regarding situations I might encounter. Having the correct mind-set is crucial if and when something happens.

    I appreciate so much when someone posts about a lesson they've learned (sometimes frightingly). I soak it all in, because I "get it", carrying a gun carries consequences and responsibilities we cannot fully imagine. I have had an increased awareness of the need to steer clear of potential conflicts, because using a gun against someone is the last thing we ever want to do.

    As I said, we're moving from Amarillo to Houston in May. So much random violence down there. I'm 53, and as we get older, these punks often start seeing us as an easier target.

    Huge differences between Amarillo and Houston. In Amarillo, I can walk into a convience store and the clerks are always so friendly. In Houston, I can see them instantly sizing me up, guarded, deciding if I might be a threat. So sad that some places are like that.

    Anyway, I intend to not only be safe, but smart and prudent. And you guys are helping me.

    Thank you.

    mistergus75

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    Congrats on the CC permit. That's always a good day.

    Welcome to the forum from north of the Red River.
    "They who give up essential liberty to obtain temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin, 1775

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    Learn the sheep dogs prayer and don't be a gun dork
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Thumbs down CCW Badges and Sheepdawgz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Learn the sheep dogs prayer and don't be a gun dork
    Does this mean we hafta have another CCW badge discusion?

  6. ^ Lol, Plenty of shiny CCW badges at the gun show this weekend that I went too. Not sure how many people actually bought them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBlue View Post
    ^ Lol, Plenty of shiny CCW badges at the gun show this weekend that I went too. Not sure how many people actually bought them.

    OMG Pa-leeeeeeeeeze tell me you are joking

    IMO anyone that would buy one of those deserves to have it
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    You're correct about the responsibility of carrying a weapon. I remind myself of that every time I strap on my gun.

    Good luck in Houston. I used to have a lot of business in Houston on the south end around the space center. IMO, it is as bad as Detroit from a crime perspective.

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    On a serious note

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    You're correct about the responsibility of carrying a weapon. I remind myself of that every time I strap on my gun.

    Good luck in Houston. I used to have a lot of business in Houston on the south end around the space center. IMO, it is as bad as Detroit from a crime perspective.

    I used to live in Pearland and Houston always struck me as a dangerous place. I had some clown try to disembowle me one night on Telephone road because I said "hello"
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaBlue View Post
    ^ Lol, Plenty of shiny CCW badges at the gun show this weekend that I went too. Not sure how many people actually bought them.
    Well.....

    Quote Originally Posted by P.T. Barnum
    There's a sucker born every minute.

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    Good luck in Houston. I used to have a lot of business in Houston on the south end around the space center. IMO, it is as bad as Detroit from a crime perspective.
    Thanks.

    We've made three trips down there to put stuff in storage (got back from last trip last night), and have stayed in a different motel each time because we were uncomfortable with some of the characters we see roaming around at night. Sunday, we stopped at a less-than-new convenience store in old Katy, and my wife wanted me to put my gun in my pocket before I got out of the car!

    I'm still trying to decide how much of it is just culture-shock coming from Amarillo, but I know not all of it is. Houston seems to be a rough place if you don't pay attention.

    I have a compact XD-9, and will be getting a sub-compact XD-40 so it stays better concealed in my pocket.

    mistergus75

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