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Old 07-28-2012, 10:08 AM   #21
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Ending a human life is about the most horrible thing any of us could be forced to do...

Relying on others for our safety is about the most irresponsible thing any of us could choose to do...

I carry because I am prepared to do the first and would not consider the second....EVERYDAY

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You're not on duty military or a leo, hence you have no obligation to anyone but yourself. Carry is a very personal decision and only you can make that determination. Do you want to protect yourself? Your family? Others in an extreme situation? None of us can tell you yes or no. Only you can make that choice. You need to sit back and think it through if you decide to carry.
I think most folks here have realized how far they're willing to go in most situations. I think it comes to wether you truely want to carry, and if so, are you willing to accept the responsibility and the legal obligations that go with it? If not, wait a while. You can always do it later.
Meanwhile, keep practicing.

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Ending a human life is about the most horrible thing any of us could be forced to do...

Relying on others for our safety is about the most irresponsible thing any of us could choose to do...

I carry because I am prepared to do the first and would not consider the second....EVERYDAY

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ok, you have weapons training, applied for and received your ccl and carefully selected your carry weapon and a way to carry it, practiced and practiced some more. You feel confident and safe with everything at this point.

then why didju get your ccw to begin with???

i agree with the majority on the premise that you (all CCW holders) gotchur permit for your and your family's protection, but it goes a little deeper than that for me. it would be tough to live with myself if i killed someone, but it would be even tougher for me to live with myself if i didn't defend the defenseless from a criminal.........full well, knowing that i "might could've" done something before the onslaught.
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then why didju get your ccw to begin with???

i agree with the majority on the premise that you (all CCW holders) gotchur permit for your and your family's protection, but it goes a little deeper than that for me. it would be tough to live with myself if i killed someone, but it would be even tougher for me to live with myself if i didn't defend the defenseless from a criminal.........full well, knowing that i "might could've" done something before the onslaught.
I agree with you to a point however, people are so lawsuit crazy today that i would think twice about pulling if someone wasnt directly threatening my or my familys life........ its a very sad reality in this country when a criminal actually has the right to sue someone for defending themselves or others
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Do I have some sort of unspoken obligation?
In my opinion, no you do not. You carry as your are comfortable carrying but I think as time goes by you will be comfortable carrying all the time.
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Thdrduck,

This is black-and-white: You have NO obligation to draw your gun and engage anyone you don't want to. You have to determine, in every situation, if you wish to involve yourself and put your safety and financial security at risk.

However, have you noticed that most of these shooting incidents we hear about are either in cities or building complexes (Malls, churches, etc) that don't typically allow CC? I think the answer to your question about if criminals take CCing private individuals into account, the answer is Yes, some do.

As private citizen CCers, we Have the right to carry the gun for our own protection, so why should it ever be left behind? I carry 24/7, even at home, but nothing will "force" me to pull my gun, for defense of myself or others, unless *I* determine that I have no other alternative and the situation is life-or-death.

So I say, stay armed, but do not think there is some "hidden" obligation driving you to do ANYTHING. You are responsible for every choice you make with a gun, and a judge is not going to recognize any "hidden" obligation.

I hope it helps.

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Usebothhands... I am a public official in a rural area that for about 2 months out of the year collects property taxes. I do this in a small office 1 block off a state highway. There are some idiots that still insist on paying with cash and there are times I have over $50k in cash on hand. I put a notice in the local paper when and where I will be and also at the post office and bank. That should answer your question. Now, guess who carries 2 months out of the year.

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With the SCOTUS ruling that the police are not there to protect the individual, but the public as a whole, I think the responsiblity of your own self defense is pretty clear. Better to have it and not need it than the other way around makes sense to me!



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Usebothhands... I am a public official in a rural area that for about 2 months out of the year collects property taxes. I do this in a small office 1 block off a state highway. There are some idiots that still insist on paying with cash and there are times I have over $50k in cash on hand. I put a notice in the local paper when and where I will be and also at the post office and bank. That should answer your question. Now, guess who carries 2 months out of the year.

i would seriously think about carryin 12 months, because there is some jack-leg out there that will "insist" that you have $$$ in the other 10 months.........better to be prepared than not.
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