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Old 02-25-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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Not one of us knows if something terrible is going to happen to us when we leave the house. If we did we'd stay the hell home that day... Not carrying guarantees you WILL be a victim should that awful situation ever arise.

"A citizen who shirks his obligation to contribute to the security of the community is little better than the crminal who threatens it" Can't remember who said that, heard it somewhere and it stuck with me...
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:49 AM   #12
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What do you have to be paranoid about you are armed. Ask your dad if owns a fire extinguisher?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
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I think we have pretty well settled that carrying a firearm and being paranoid are not the same thing (may overlap, but wearing jeans and paranoia ALSO overlap)

Now to the second issue- relations between you and yer Dad. Do not let this throw you. Your Dad has his life experiences and his reasons for doing things, just as you do.

As far as changing his mind- sorry, but you are bumping into the Powdered Butt Syndrome. A common human limitation on interpersonal relations, you will gain further experience in this as you get older.

What is PBS? The extreme difficulty may people have in accepting advice on sex, money, employment, and any other serious adult topic IF that advice comes from anyone whose butt you have ever powdered.

While it may not be voiced aloud, somewhere in the back of the mind is the thought-"Christ- what can he know? He is just a kid- I remember when we brought him home- I remember him having colic, drooling when he started teething, and running thru the house after he took his diaper off!"

Now, I have mellowed some- I have grandkids older than you- and I CAN relax when they are driving and I'm the passenger- when they are shooting on the lane next to me, etc. But it took a DEEP breath and time.

I know it is hard on you- its hard on him, too. It does get better. My Dad finally accepted that I was also an adult after he flew with me. (His fingerprints are still pressed into the metal frame of the seat)
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I carry a 40 on my side, a 223 in my truck, a 45acp in my glove box, and a 870 12gauge in the rear window. My father asked me the other day what I was afraid of. I looked at him and said "nothing"..
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Warden, administrator, separated from the dirt. Many former "hands dirty" people forget what it is like.
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Warden, administrator, separated from the dirt. Many former "hands dirty" people forget what it is like.
In my job I call it the difference between "boots" attitude and "wingtip" thinking.

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As far as changing his mind- sorry, but you are bumping into the Powdered Butt Syndrome.
I haven't heard that term in too many years to count, and I'm glad I wasn't drinking any coffee when reading it. But it is true and only a person's own experiences will be the driving force in their opinions and actions.
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like i always say only the paranoid survive.
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The odds of someone having a house fire are 1 in 309.7

The odds of someone being involved in a violent crime are 1 in 55.5

Ask your father if he thinks carrying fire insurance is paranoid.
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I believe that as long as a prison warden has a job...concealled carry is not paraniod. When they all get laid off do to lack of work, maybe then we can all put our guns away.
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