My friends and family think I'm a nut because....

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by TerryDM, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. TerryDM

    TerryDM New Member

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    I carry while I'm at home.

    I can't be the only one. Tell me I'm not a nut and alone in carrying at home. There have been way too many home invasions in our city lately. Bad guys breaking in and holding families hostage. This isn't going to happen to my family. We've got two dogs (a little yapper and a big boxer) that let us know when something isn't "right".

    The guys at work joke that having guns doesn't help because when someone breaks in you'll have to "wait, let me go get my gun". I answer that by the fact that I have a gun on me on within reach at all times. Then I get the blank "he's crazy" looks. ;)

    I don't really care, but I would like to know if others of you carry at home.
     
  2. QueenGlamis

    QueenGlamis New Member

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    We do too, they are within reach (and we live in a pretty nice area) and we also have 2 big dogs. Many people that come over (including a LEO) say NO WAY would they target our house when hearing the dogs go nuts if some one knocks on the door. I guess a BG could simply shoot the dog but I would think if they were doing random door knocks to see if someone is home, I'd pick a different door than ours.

    You're not a nut, you are being protective. :)
     

  3. foot2400

    foot2400 New Member

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    I carry around my house for the same reason. If I don't have a gun on me then there is at least one by me. We are saving money to get into a better area but for now it's the way it has to be. It's better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it's my family's life I am to protect.
     
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  4. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    My wife and I both carry in the house.


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  5. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Terry,

    There is nothing at all wrong with having a weapon available while at home or elsewhere. I have heard the wind blow before concerning those who think it is obserb to do so! But many have had to stand by while their family was accosted, seriously injured, raped, and even killed. And I am sure they wished if they were lucky to survive, would have had one available and known how to use it! The fact of believing for one minute that "IT WON"T HAPPEN HERE OR TO US! is a figment of the imagination! It happens every day YES! in America!
    I never leave home without a semi-auto pistol at least! And as far as the home and office, there is a weapon within reach in each place always. Including a double barrel shotgun, Glock Model 27 40 Cal. And ARs throughuot both locations. As Bill Jordan of Boarder Patrol fame advised years ago! There is No Second Place Winners! And when it comes to me and the family I intend on Winning! And will have no hesitation to neutralize any serious threat to their well being if you follow what I am saying. So you are the smart one! Not them!
    Here is a picture of the Encyclopedia that sets by my Lazy Boy at home while watching TV in the evening. And the area! Need to finish it but it will surfice in the mean time. Got the book from a neighbor who was throwing it away :D If anyone needs to know how to make one I can post it! IMG_0401.jpg

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  6. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Terry there is nothing wrong with being a "gun nut" while I don't carry on my hip while in the house, I'm never more than a few feet from a firearm.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Gun and a bible, both are ALWAYS within reach. No exceptions.

    But my family and friends think I'm a nut because they know me, no other special reason.
     
  8. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It would make sense to have a firearm within reach in the house. But carrying it around the house wouldn't be for me. Whatever makes you feel safe.
     
  9. NC1760

    NC1760 New Member

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    You ??... A "nut' ??? Getouttahere!!

    90% of the time I am carrying.. even when home... on my hip. It is (IMHO) the safest way to have a loaded firearm in the house where kids are involved. The only time I do not carry is when I sleep (next to me on my nightstand)... or when it's illegal to do so (my son's school, goberment buildings, arena hockey games & concerts etc. etc.).... The rest of my arsenal is always locked away in the safe w/ the ammo in separate locked ammo containers when not in use or cleaning and therefore under my control.

    So in my judgement the answer is no... You are not a "nut" (and you're probably being called this by others who do not even OWN a firearm)... You are being a responsible gun owner and keeping it directly in your control at all times... period!!
     
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  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Damn good points on all counts. I don't hand out likes often because I'm normally on the app, but lately I've been using the browser more often than not.
     
  11. 1turkeyhunter

    1turkeyhunter New Member

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    I carry at home 100%! Someone breaks in, no time for running to get it.
     
  12. TerryDM

    TerryDM New Member

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    THanks all. I knew I couldn't be the only one. We do have kids under 13 (3 in fact) so that's the only way I'm comfortable having it close by. IMO otherwise would be irresponsible.
    I'd love to have a shotgun around but I can't justify a long gun safe just yet.
     
  13. ctshooter

    ctshooter New Member

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    Having to "go get" your gun while at home is kind of like carrying without one in the pipe in my opinion.
     
  14. suntzu1906

    suntzu1906 New Member

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    I carry while home and experienced the gun nut reaction from some friends. However, family members don't have a issue with it.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Welcome to the forum! stop over in the Introductions Section and say hello.


    i don't usually carry at home, but i do always have one within reach just about everywhere within the house. i live in a very rural area, so i don't even answer the door or go outside without carrying a firearm of some type.
     
  16. Anna_Purna

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    Carry concealed and most won't know ;)
     
  17. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Carrying concealed to me means no one suspects I am carrying. Are you advertising and showing it off to them? The advantage of carrying concealed means the bad guy won't take you out first to eliminate the threat. ;)

    Im just sayin'
     
  18. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Do you really buy into that?
     
  19. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I do ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  20. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    do u really think a bad guy is not going to take out the one with the gun first? :eek: