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Old 03-05-2014, 05:10 PM   #101
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I can't say I have less confrontations when I am armed. Friends are hard to come by, so I have always been quick to walk away.

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A few years ago, I talked my wife into getting a CWP. Within a few months, she started going thru the "change of life". I'm still not sure how the permit caused that, though.

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As I said in a post to Vincine, I would like to think you're right, but when you think about CA, NY, NJ, and DC as dense population states that don't routinely allow concealed carry, I sincerely doubt you are.

Once again, is this your opinion based on your small part of the world, or can you actually back this up with some links?
You are probably correct about the anti-gun states as there are A LOT more sheepeople there.
As I said 'they don't advertise it' so how would there be 'links'????
Point being you, and others, would probably be very surprised at how many good people do carry a gun w/o a permit!
I guess those who beleive in the 'permit' as a requirement to CC feel the government is the one who should decide who can exercise their INDIVIDUAL rights. I CAN'T GO ALONG WITH THAT AT ALL!!!!!
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I find it helps, especially in the winter. The seniors and snowbirds are

inconsiderate, slow, and demonstrate signs of ignorance,

arrogance, memory issues, and stupidity. They just flit about,

rudely unmindful of others. Patience is a shopworn virtue down

here.
Lets not lump all us seniors in the same pile, youngster.
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I find it helps, especially in the winter. The seniors and snowbirds are

inconsiderate, slow, and demonstrate signs of ignorance,

arrogance, memory issues, and stupidity. They just flit about,

rudely unmindful of others. Patience is a shopworn virtue down

here.
Ya..seniors are all of that. I am one..try to be considerate. They probably haven't a clue where they were supposed to go, and are worried that the buffet will be too expensive, and the toilet won't work. They are in a strange land and can't remember where the hell they were off to. If wife sends me to the store, I need a list if she wants more than two things. We are all gonna get there some day...be thankful if you get the chance!
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I'm an old geezer, and I expect I've slowed down a little. I never go over 140 mph, and I only act up if I have a tailgater who is too stupid to figure out how to get around me, but that doesn't happen very often.

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Lets not lump all us seniors in the same pile, youngster.
Hey, I'm older, too. I'm just not rude, arrogant, and mindlessly

inconsiderate of others. These senior citizens just act like

selfish pigs, because they know others are going to show

compassion as a knee-jerk reaction. They are fully aware,

and do it anyway.

I have all the patience in the world for a struggling senior, truly

in need of help, but there is a sub-caste of mean-spirited metsia,

who are greedily riding the wave of our benevolence, who don't

deserve for us to fart in their general direction.


You have either come to see these pseudo-patzers for

what they are, or you haven't. But they are not hard to spot.

It's easy to see through the veneer of senescence, with a

little practice. They are sure-footed, always quick enough to

get in the front, very nasty when they don't immediately get

what they want, crappy tippers, and they swipe everything

which isn't nailed down, after working the hired help like a rented mule.

And this is simply calling a spade a spade.
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WHY I CARRY A WEAPON


• The police cannot be everywhere all of the time, so it's up to me to protect myself and those around me. I can't depend on law enforcement for protection. Police are reactive, not proactive, and are minutes away when seconds are critical.

• A gun is the only thing that puts a 68-year-old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year-old gang banger, or a 100 pound woman on equal footing with 220 pound mugger. I believe I am LESS of a target for a mugging, with minimal risk of being more a target just because a criminal might want to take my gun away from me.

• Being armed is a way of life and a lifestyle choice. It is just like wearing my seatbelt; I don't know if it will save my life, but it sure helps to be better prepared. While I would love to think nothing bad will happen to me when I am just running down the street to the grocery store in my neighborhood…. it happens to people all the time.

• 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. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.

• An armed society is a polite society. I feel more secure now that I feel I can protect myself and those nearby if the need should arise. Therefore, my reactions to provocations now are very calm because there is no need for me to overreact.

• Being armed is more of a social DUTY to me than a right. Properly armed and trained citizens are the best deterrent to violent crime. EVERY mass shooting you hear about in the news could have been reduced in scope by the presence of just one law-abiding and well-trained armed citizen (i.e., gun-free zones are dangerous places).

• Guns kill people like forks made Rosie O'Donnell fat. Guns cause violence as much as cameras cause porn.

“I have decided in these hard and trying times that it's better to have it and not need it, that to need it and not have it. Today is definitely NOT a good day to die ....( tomorrow doesn't look good either. “)

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why i carry a weapon


• the police cannot be everywhere all of the time, so it's up to me to protect myself and those around me. I can't depend on law enforcement for protection. Police are reactive, not proactive, and are minutes away when seconds are critical.

• a gun is the only thing that puts a 68-year-old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year-old gang banger, or a 100 pound woman on equal footing with 220 pound mugger. I believe i am less of a target for a mugging, with minimal risk of being more a target just because a criminal might want to take my gun away from me.

• being armed is a way of life and a lifestyle choice. It is just like wearing my seatbelt; i don't know if it will save my life, but it sure helps to be better prepared. While i would love to think nothing bad will happen to me when i am just running down the street to the grocery store in my neighborhood…. It happens to people all the time.

• 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. I don't carry it because i'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.

• an armed society (is not aways a polite society, but it is a safe society). I feel more secure now that i feel i can protect myself and those nearby if the need should arise. Therefore, my reactions to provocations now are very calm because there is no need for me to overreact.

• being armed is more of a social duty to me than a right. Properly armed and trained citizens are the best deterrent to violent crime. Every mass shooting you hear about in the news could have been reduced in scope by the presence of just one law-abiding and well-trained armed citizen (i.e., gun-free zones are dangerous places).

• guns kill people like forks made rosie o'donnell fat. Guns cause violence as much as cameras cause porn.

“i have decided in these hard and trying times that it's better to have it and not need it, that to need it and not have it. Today is definitely not a good day to die ....( tomorrow doesn't look good either. “)
I fixed it for you!!!!!
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Cool......lots to say but none of it bad.....


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