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Why I 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 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)

Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 4 minutes. The average response time of a 357 magnum is 1400 feet per second ..... The way things are going, it may come to pass that one carries to protect him/herself from the govt??? An armed man is a citizen....an unarmed one is a subject.
 

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Why I 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 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)

Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 4 minutes. The average response time of a 357 magnum is 1400 feet per second ..... The way things are going, it may come to pass that one carries to protect him/herself from the govt??? An armed man is a citizen....an unarmed one is a subject.
If I may add! I carry a gun when ever I feel the need! When I carry large amounts of cash or on the road and alone! I carry a gun when I go on vacation at the river or lake and realize that SOME people will be out of control and may create a threat to my wife, family and such! I will never pull my weapon after drinking or until someone posses a threat. At that point I will always act as to calm the situation first, If that fails I will protect my family,property and friends at what ever means I need to! I personnally Hate violence but I will be damned if someone will rob or harm what is dear to me and I'm not going to wait for anybody to show up 20 to 30 minutes later and then spend days in court trying to defend myself! I would rather spend 1 day explaining why the perpatrator is harmed and not my family,friends or property. M
 

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No problem shooting people,as long as the right people get shot!
That is a tough call on who is the right people but I definetly agree with what you mean!! I will in fact not hesitate if my family or self are jeopordized buy scum that want what I have worked for and think to take it away is the only way to get it! Go get a fuc$ing job and deserve it! M
 

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I carry a gun because the second amendment says I can.:)hand
 

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I carry a gun because the second amendment says I can.:)hand
Well agreed! the only thing the 2nd amendment doesn't state is the time to take arms and that is where we (as responsible people) get screwed by the judicial system! M
 

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Every one of them true.
 

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Great Post!!

That is a great post - I'll add one of my favorites as well









Why The Gun In Civilization?
By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)


Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.
If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.
The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
 

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I carry 24/7. sometimes 2 at a time. I usually carry a .45 and a .357. Washington is a "Shall issue" state so I do have a CCW, as does my wife. While living in NorCal, years ago I had to use a gun against an armed person that broke into my home, and they investigated ME like I was the criminal and he was the Victim! California's Gun Laws are BS and that is one of the reasons that we moved out of CA in 2005. The Shotgun that I used to defend my home is now on California's Banned weapons list

It's difficult, if not impossible, for the average citizen to get a CCW in CA. I find it ironic that Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein (2 anti gun Libs in CA) have CCW permits and carry.

I carry to keep my family and property safe, and will continue to do so no matter what anti-gun laws are passed by the new administration in DC
 

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I carry a gun because the second amendment says I can.:)hand
Technically speaking, the 2nd ammendment doesn't say that you can carry them, just own them. What's more, it doesn't say what type.
Look for the Obama/Biden team to try to ban assault weapons again.....:|err Before you know it, they will try to ban everything except single shot .22's (to appeasse the 2nd ammendment)

And I hate that "Assault Weapon" classification. A kitchen fork is an "Assault Weapon" if I use it to assault someone:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

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Excellent post
 
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