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Old 12-21-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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There was a time when LEO'S were REQUIRED to be armed while off duty! What happened?
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Thanks for the input guys. And well said on the point of confidence as a conflict diffuser, Jim. I have noticed that. Especially, since Ive trained with my carry sidearm more.
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There was a time when LEO'S were REQUIRED to be armed while off duty! What happened?
In a word 'progressives'! We were required to be armed until 1985 when they hired a progressive chief from California. He did not think was a good thing because it made 'guns' mandatory and thought it would be better to relieve the department of liability and put it back on those officers who wish to carry a 'gun' off duty.
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It did seem to make be a bit more situationally aware of my surroundings so as to avoid possible escalation unless I have no other options.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #16
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firearms have always been tools to me. no different than having a set of craftsmen wrenches on hand.

ive carried guns for as long as i can remember. i also dont go out of my way to be a douchebag and insert myself into situations i have no business in like that idiot in florida that made a stink a while back.

ive had oppurtunity to call the police and in general i then go about my business after reporting what i saw and giving the police my contact info. its not the job of a civilian to be a police officer.
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I agree that escalation is probably the most important point here. Also, I will not drink any alcohol while I carry. Even before my carry days, anything involving firearms did not invlove a bottle of beer. The liabilities are too great. Impedes performance and increases liability.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:09 PM   #18
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Nope. Good training and a level head have always been strong points for me.
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I totally understand where your friend is coming from. Although my attitude did not change when I started carrying regularly. I do make it a point of being very aware of my surroundings.
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Yes, I became more careful with a firearm. I don't want to lose my permit.
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