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Does CCW carry change your choice of movement?


View Poll Results: When deciding where I can travel and whether I should wear my firearm, I believe:
I don't arm myself when I go out. It's for home defense only. 0 0%
I occasionally wear my weapon. I avoid areas that I perceive to be dangerous. 1 2.13%
I occasionally wear my weapon. I go wherever I want regardless of perceived danger. 2 4.26%
I always wear my weapon. I avoid areas I perceive to be dangerous. 36 76.60%
I always wear my weapon. I go wherever I want regardless of perceived danger. 8 17.02%
I always wear my weapon. I'm hoping to be in a gunfight wherever I go. 0 0%
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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You're right, of course. I just tend to be a very cynical person. I think part of my response was brought on by the quoted comment attributed to the landlord.



Out of 50,000 members only 18 have taken the poll so far.
I don't like polls so I almost never give poll type answers. Polls are ways to validate a preconceived idea or belief by wedging the poll taker's opinion and desired outcome into reality in a one size fits all opinion.

When I do answer a poll I always lie
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I don't like polls so I almost never give poll type answers. Polls are ways to validate a preconceived idea or belief by wedging the poll taker's opinion and desired outcome into reality in a one size fits all opinion.
I usually don't vote in obviously biased polls, but in this case I think the author did a pretty decent job of covering all the bases.

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Thanks for cluing us in on what your opinion is worth. Personally, if I felt that way I probably would have kept it to myself.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #33
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After talking to someone in a gun store for a while, I wanted to find out what the forum members would do in the same situation. I thought I was in the majority, but now I fear I may be wrong.

This guy I was talking to was an "occasional carrier," sometimes he was armed, sometimes he was not. When I asked him how he decided when to arm himself, he said, "When I need to." I inquired how he knew when he might need his gun or how he determined when he was safe without it. He said, "When I hang around my neighborhood or go grocery shopping, I don't need my gun, but if I have to go into a "bad" neighborhood, I take my weapon." I found out he owned rentals in economically-impoverished areas and would arm himself to do repairs, collect rents or the like. So I asked if he avoided those areas all the time if he was unarmed and he replied, "I won't go certain places without my gun, but when I'm armed, I go wherever I F'ing want! They gotta toe the line or *BLAM* - I'll drill 'em in the @ss!"

So my question is: Do you arm yourself no matter where you travel? Or do you believe you have omniscience like this guy and only arm up in "bad" areas? Do you avoid areas if you are unarmed, or travel with impunity when armed? Which is the best way?
I always have a gun. Always. If its not in my pocket its next to me in the jeep. And there's always a shotgun and a bandolier full of shells in the trunk, even in my POV. I once walked out of Wendy's after a date and had 7.62 rounds skimming around my head and all the guns were in the house because I had cleaned them that day. Got caught with my pants down once, NEVER again.

As far as bad areas; If you're an "occasional" carrier and you "wouldn't go there without a gun," you probably shouldn't be going there to begin with. Exceptions would be work, visiting family etc. Chances are the BG is going to be better armed and have help.

The salesman is a dipstick if he thinks carrying a gun lets him go wherever he wants with impunity. He's also a dipstick if he thinks nothing will ever happen in his home/neighborhood. He's totally clueless IMO.
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Just became aware of this thread. I do have some input but it will have to wait for later. I have a very full day today and will not be able to get to it until tonight.

JW357, what county are you in again? I am in Santa Clara County, which is among the worst and most restrictive in the state with Sheriff Laurie Smith. I have been literally working for years to try and get her unseated. I'll chime in later with details.

Also, you might want to go to Calguns.org and ask around there. They are not as helpful but sometimes you get lucky.
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I don't have a ccw or cc permit, but I will be getting them ASAP so I answered with what I plan to do.

Always have my weapon on me, unless I can't carry, at which point it will be left in my car. At home I'll wear it unless I'm not comfy for some reason, but it will be close at hand.

The only thing I'm not sure about is carrying at work, since I'm a heavy equipment mechanic. It requires being in sand, grease, tight spaces, sometimes being upside down, bending over, etc.... I want to but I'm worried about something happening.
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I don't have a ccw or cc permit, but I will be getting them ASAP so I answered with what I plan to do.

Always have my weapon on me, unless I can't carry, at which point it will be left in my car. At home I'll wear it unless I'm not comfy for some reason, but it will be close at hand.

The only thing I'm not sure about is carrying at work, since I'm a heavy equipment mechanic. It requires being in sand, grease, tight spaces, sometimes being upside down, bending over, etc.... I want to but I'm worried about something happening.
Sound like ankle carry would work for you. Unless you wear shorts to work. ;-) And a pistol that has been extensively torture tested. You might actually need a pistol that was proven to function reliably after being buried in sand, mud and grease. (Of course the "torture tested" brand that jumps to mind is Glock but I wouldn't want to jump this thread into another brand war. )
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I've drawn and fired my handgun twice, in what I felt was self defense. The first instance definitely was, and the second...is debatable...

The first time was taking out the trash. Couple years ago. Raccoon acting rabid came out of a culvert, charging and hissing. Great shot, right in the head, moving target, about five yards, at twilight. One handed grip with my other hand holding the garbage bag.

Second time was a couple days ago when I shot a spider from my front porch.

My point is, with my particular lifestyle, I'm just as likely to need my gun AT HOME, than anywhere else.

There were three instances I felt I would've been justified in shooting a person. Two of those times I was unarmed because I'd been at school, so I defended myself hand to hand. The third time, I jammed a lit cigarette in a carjacker's eye while my gun was right next to me (the smoke was already in my hand though).

I don't frequent bad neighborhoods, moot variable for me.

Not allowed to carry a gun at work either, but I'm always armed.
..OK..I gotta ask. What was this spider doing?!?!?!?!?! THat had to be one bad assed spider!!

Around here I almost always have a pistol on me. I have made a trip to the Dollar store for milk without it and was OK with it but that was more a I'm in a hurry and I had just got dressed after a shower and just didn't pick it up.

I try to make it a point to not be in places where I think bad things can happen just by my being there (bad neighborhoods). I used to go out to peoples houses and/or businesses to do computer work and that took me over a few county area. I always had a pistol on me then. I was asked more than once why I would have a pistol on me while doing computer work. Bending around under desks or reaching overhead to do things sometimes would expose my little secret. I'd just reply "can't be too careful" or the more entertaining "you have no idea just how bad some of the new computer viruses where!!!"

Now days I don't travel much but I feel pretty "nekkit" if I don't at least have a little pocket gun on me. But I try to stay out of bad places as best I can.
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JW357, what county are you in again? I am in Santa Clara County, which is among the worst and most restrictive in the state with Sheriff Laurie Smith. I have been literally working for years to try and get her unseated. I'll chime in later with details.

Also, you might want to go to Calguns.org and ask around there. They are not as helpful but sometimes you get lucky.
Monterey county. Here's the link to what my sheriff has to say on the matter:

http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/sheriff/ccw-information.htm
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This is just my personal take on things. Im not advocating anything, nor am I asserting that any other particular way is wrong.

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"

I do not recognize the legitimacy of free fire zones, restrictions on carrying in public places, or any other infringements on my rights by government (how i personally define government is a subject unto itself). Ill close with another quote; Henry David Thoreau "good men ought not obey laws too well"
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When legal, I always cc.

That being said, I live in PA very near to Delaware & Maryland. I have cc permits for PA & DE, I cannot get one for Maryland, and it is serious crap to get caught in MD. So, if I am going to spend any appreciable time in MD for the day (4-5 days a month I do), I do not carry.
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