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    Sometimes you face the tradeoff of going somewhere that you know your gun can't go (not by law, but somewhere where a gun simply cannot be carried, like a body of water) and knowing that if something happens, you will not have a weapon to protect yourself. On the other hand, you have to decide if bding able to carry there is worth not being able to enjoy yourself as much as you really want to. This scenario, much like everything else in life, involves making choices, some of which you may not like having to make. Not sure if any of these swimmers even considered choosing between carrying and swimming, but in the end, they paid the ultimate price; the same goes for people who live in states where carrying in church is illegal. I'm sure that not being able to carry legally is going to stop anyone from worshipping God every Sunday. By that same logic, I'm not going to allow an incident such as this to stop me from going into the water with everyone else next time I go to the beach, even if that means not being armed for a short period of time.

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    I think everyone got my point so far. Thanks for not bagging on me or making me feel like I'm too relaxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis View Post
    Carry while in the water? Seriously guys, you have to relax somewhere and just except the fact that you're not able to be armed every where. I even think the water proof bag next to the shower is a bit extreme. The counter is close enough and a few locked doors should be fine warning.
    Well, hopefully it would be, and everyone makes decisions based on their own circumstances.

    In my house, the floor plan makes it difficult to hear if someone is coming into the bathroom basically until they open the door. If it's lying on the counter, they'll see the gun before I even see who they are - and that's a significant disadvantage.

    With something small and light like a P3AT or P9, taking it swimming really isn't a big problem. You could look around and get a small, comfortable contraption to go underneath swimming shorts and even test it if you have a pool.

    Maybe I'm just not paranoid enough but, sometimes the Ozzies call us Americans lunatics about our guns and (NOT pointing at ANYONE), some of us really are.

    I can see valid points to having your side arm near at all times but, I like to live my life too. I swear I'm NOT calling anyone a kook but, be careful you don't turn into one.
    Kooks? Where? (looks around scratching head...) I'm not a kook...am I...? :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by toreskha View Post
    Well, hopefully it would be, and everyone makes decisions based on their own circumstances.

    In my house, the floor plan makes it difficult to hear if someone is coming into the bathroom basically until they open the door. If it's lying on the counter, they'll see the gun before I even see who they are - and that's a significant disadvantage.

    With something small and light like a P3AT or P9, taking it swimming really isn't a big problem. You could look around and get a small, comfortable contraption to go underneath swimming shorts and even test it if you have a pool.


    Kooks? Where? (looks around scratching head...) I'm not a kook...am I...? :-D
    I admire your determination, but guns weren't made to go swimming in. And, as far as I know, there aren't any holsters on the market that are made to hold a gun while in the water.

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    Reading the report of the incident brought to mind the plot of the movie "Deliverance." Perhaps these three swimmers stumbled into an area where a 'shiner was doing his thing, or a druggie was doing his.

    I sincerely hope they catch the idiot and give him the death he deserves.
    The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OM44 View Post
    Reading the report of the incident brought to mind the plot of the movie "Deliverance." Perhaps these three swimmers stumbled into an area where a 'shiner was doing his thing, or a druggie was doing his.

    I sincerely hope they catch the idiot and give him the death he deserves.
    I think they already got him and the bad part is he raped a woman the day before and she did not come forward until he was on the news for the shooting. She could have prevented the whole thing.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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