Why I carry a gun

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Daoust_Nat, May 18, 2012.

  1. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Got this from a friend, and it sums it up pretty good.

    Why Carry a Gun?

    My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin.'

    I don't carry a gun to kill people.
    I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don't carry a gun to scare people.
    I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
    I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

    I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don't carry a gun because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

    I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

    I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    Police protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves. Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

    Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'.....author unknown (but obviously brilliant)
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I carry a gun for the same reason I have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. First responders may not make it in the first critical seconds.
     

  3. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    I carry because it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
     
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  5. RJMercer

    RJMercer New Member

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    I carry a gun because carrying an entire cop would be too heavy.
     
  6. gr8wapiti

    gr8wapiti New Member

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    I carry a gun for the same reason I carry a pocket knife or a tool box in my truck, if you ever NEED it you have it.