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Old 02-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #21
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #22
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It is only Paranoid if you worry about what other people say about you.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by BlueTurf
Some people just think everyone who packs a gun has personal issues. I have a friend who has asked me more than once what I was afraid of because I took a handgun with me fishing, camping, hiking, etc.
Best answer I've heard to that question was "of having to use it"
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #24
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Thanks for the replies, good stuff
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #25
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Does carrying a gun make me paranoid?
No! Only cautious, only practical; too much mine eyes hadth seen, too dang much for me ole memory! Ovey!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #26
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My relationship with my father did not get to the point where we could have that sort of conversation until I was in my thirties, married and after I had kids of my own. Since then however there is nothing that we will not discuss (and guns is one of many subjects we do discuss). My father is a retired teacher and marginally anti-gun. His views on gun ownership have changed over time, in large part due to our conversations. I would daresay that the same conversations would have had a different effect had they been when I was 19 instead of 30+.

On the other hand his reasons for not wanting to discuss it could probably have something to do with his uncertainty of his position on the subject. People on the fence are afraid of getting pushed off, and reluctant to get pushed off by a wet behind the ears kid (not that you are, but he may still see you that way). The best you can probably do would be to prove him wrong by your actions.
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Since I carry a gun, I really have no reason to be paranoid.
"Life's tough. It's tougher if you're stupid." -- John Wayne
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Originally Posted by Jstrong View Post
Best answer I've heard to that question was "of having to use it"
Thanks, and that is the answer I will give from now on.
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I have carried a gun on my hip for so long that its second nature and a part of life now. I wouldnt say that it makes you paranoid, it make you more aware of your surroundings. Whenever im in town i evaluate everyone that is near me, i look at their posture, their demeaner, and the way that they act. That may seem paranoid to some people, but i call it awareness. If you stay aware of your surroundings, you are already ahead of the game if something is to happen.
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Don't hold your dads feeling against him. My Dad was the best hunter and fisherman I ever knew and he NEVER owned a hangun until I got out of the Military and talked him into getting one.

He never did come around the being comfortable with them and even made a few comments about my CCW status despite me having 6 years of Infantry experience.

Last week my 19 year "who just moved out a month ago" shocked me at the dinner table by announcing he'd just bought his 1st HD gun, a Remi 870. Before realizing it, I began grilling him about his decision, in front of his girlfriend.

I later called him and appologized. C3 is absolutely right about the "powdered but syndrome". My dad could not take gun advice from a guy who'd put mor rounds downrange in 6 years than he bad in a lifetime because he had powered my but then I turn around and light up my son "in front of his date", (did I mention that part), because he made a decision without consulting his ALL KNOWING father...

I'm not sure what makes me prouder...him choosing a 12 g 870 for his first purchase OR his respect and restraint for not putting me in my place at the dinner table.

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