Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox
The reason I ask is because it seems to me that many of the new posters I see are posting that they've got their permit and now need to figure out which gun. Seems backward to me, but I wanted to make sure I was seeing things right.
I also find that odd and more common than in the past. I've wondered if some people are just trying to enjoy their rights while they still have them. I grew up in a small town and first had firearms for hunting and hunting-related practice (plinking) in those single digit ages.
I still haven't gotten a carry permit, though I plan to later this year, but I haven't really felt it was that necessary with MS's car-carry allowance. I am usually with my car/giant metal holster.
As a youth, I don't know that I ever really considered my rifles and shotgun as defensive tools; I think that thought didn't enter my mind until I started plinking with a pistol in my pre-teen years. That thought of "gun = weapon" was completely cemented when Granny gave me her little .38.