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Old 10-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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I came from Liberal California to live in Missouri and it took some time to dump all my idiotic liberal notions about carrying. The first hurddle was to get rid of the notion that it is unsafe to carry with a round chambered. I quickley realized i need my pistol to be ready to go when i pull it out of the holster.I may not have the chance to use two hands to rack the chamber.The long hard double action trigger pull is clearly safe enough for me.

The second foolish notion i had to overcome was going into a place where i've seen a cop. Like you i had to fight the feeling that i was doing something wrong when clearly i am fully within the law carrying. First test was going into the store after seeing a cop car there. I went in the cop left while i was getting coffee. The next encounter was when i met up with an officer in line to pay for my coffee. Standing right next to me and well nothing,He said nothing didnt look at me strange everything was normal as pie. So all my fears and nervousness are gone now.I just need to remember i no longer live in the Soviet Socialist Union of California.Where i live here in Missouri folks are as Pro 2nd Amd as you can get. Huge support. After a year of carrying those liberal ideas have all gone out of my head and that little commie voice has no more place to nudge me. I suspect this will happen to you.Each day you will adjust your carry to better suit your daily living. I made myself a promise i will not cross the threshold of my front door without my carry.So far i've lived up to that promise. Like others have said i would now feel weird not carrying.

Welcome to CCW. I appreciate your persistence in getting through the process there in NY I'm sure it was not easy. Stay safe and never stop training and learning. God bless you and your family.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #12
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i found it cheaper to move from that area ny 22 years nj 11 years to virginia a state that honers the 2nd adment

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I've carried for a little over 2 years now and barely even notice my commander on my side anymore. I very rarely leave home without it. It does feel strange when I don't have it on....

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Yeah maybe some day here in the crap state of IL we will get it passed and done . LORD please help us here in this Damned state

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While waiting for my CPL in MI I have been carrying around my house in my Galco Kingtuk. It's so comfortable there are times i have to go back inside the house and unholster... I can't wait until my time has passed and I have my CPL to legally leave the house with it concealed. I feel naked almost like leaving the house without my cell phone... I just have to remind myself good things come to those who wait patiently.

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It is too bad the fine people of Ill. can not leave Cook Co. and form a Free State. That would allow Cook Co. to become the state of Bosnia.

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It is too bad the fine people of Ill. can not leave Cook Co. and form a Free State. That would allow Cook Co. to become the state of Bosnia.
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Permit me an observation from the viewpoint of a 30 year cop. If you feel "pretty cool" because you are carrying a firearm, perhaps you should gain some maturity before you carry again.

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Hi NY I am retired now, But I had a CC Unrestricted permit in NYC for the last 25+ yrs due to my Job, Back then & when I moved upstate it was easy getting a Non Restricted CCWP up here. Down in the city if you are not a cousin of Mayor Bloomberg.? And even then, getting a Un restricted carry permit,down there is next to Impossible. Even with an Attorney Representing you. I can tell you some Horror stories, of friends of mine who retired from the NYPD & were denied a permit by the Liberal's down there. Hope you have better luck with yours.

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