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  • Law Enforcement

    32 19.88%
  • Military

    18 11.18%
  • Probation/Parole

    1 0.62%
  • Correctional Officer

    5 3.11%
  • Private Security Service

    14 8.70%
  • Self Defense

    47 29.19%
  • Hobby

    17 10.56%
  • Employed by a Gun Store

    4 2.48%
  • Other

    23 14.29%
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    I know what you're saying about the Constitution, I just meant those "loopholes" were put ther to protect the innocent,not to get rapists off because some flatfoot searched a garbage pail w/o getting a warrant first etc,etc,etc........

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    Most of you should be able to tell where I work based on my signature. It's not a requirement to carry there, but it's not frowned upon either. This is the first place I have ever worked, where when you hear someone rack a slide, everyone goes running to find out what it is that you have. I LOVE MY JOB

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    I know what you're saying about the Constitution, I just meant those "loopholes" were put ther to protect the innocent,not to get rapists off because some flatfoot searched a garbage pail w/o getting a warrant first etc,etc,etc........

    I know what you mean as well, but that's where the rubber hits the road. To preserve the whole system, it's got to be applied across the board to everyone. It means that sometimes rapists walk because a search warrant wasn't executed properly, or a suspect confessed to something after being Jack Bauer'ed.

    But it keeps the rest of us at least somewhat safe from getting our doors kicked in during the night, or hooked up to electrodes when somebody thinks we've done something wrong.

    It's tough. It burns me every time it happens. Justice and the law often have nothing to do with one another. The oft-repeated mantra is that it's better to let 10 guilty men walk than to hang one innocent man. Good points, though.
    Last edited by Spenser; 02-20-2007 at 09:38 PM. Reason: computer glitch

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    I would carry at work, but I would have to explain why a computer tech needs a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    I would carry at work, but I would have to explain why a computer tech needs a gun.
    Do they need to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjSaneR View Post
    I would carry at work, but I would have to explain why a computer tech needs a gun.
    I dunno........Ive worked on a couple of 'puters that desperately need shooting

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    Shoulda got a MAC dude.

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    i am retired leo and no longer need a gun at my new job but i keep my state certification up to date just in case i decide to go into armed security. they are going to need armed security at the new casinos in pittsburgh and i might apply.

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    As a REALTOR, I'm obviously not required but I do. I know some people don't think that this is necessary, but here are some good examples why I think agents should carry from an article I saved.


    The brutal murder of Sarah Ann Walker in McKinney, Texas early this month has again spotlighted a perennial topic - violence against real estate agents and real estate safety tips.
    Ms. Walker was presiding over an open house at a new housing development when she was stabbed 27 times. A house hunting couple found her body on the kitchen floor.
    Conducting a real estate practice almost by definition puts agents in potentially hazardous situations. An agent conducting an open house is often alone and knows nothing about the person walking in the door. Agents often meet customers for the first time in front of a vacant house, or drive or ride with them to an appointment. It is not uncommon for an agent to be alone in the office late at night, finalizing an offer or catching up on paperwork, and some agents still go door to door looking for listings.

    There don't appear to be any real solid statistics on the number of agents who fall victim to murder, rape, assault, or robbery. One source states that 206 agents were murdered on the job between 1982 and 2000. This does not even touch on the number of agents who were the victims of sexual assault, non-fatal shootings, beatings, and stabbings; robbery, and car jacking. Misiu Systems, Ltd which provides security products to the industry lists news articles about 74 incidents including murders, police alerts to agents, sexual assaults, and robberies since February, 1997, ten since the first of this year. Many of the accounts concerned multiple victims.
    Among the stories:
    St. Petersburg, FL, March 2006. A neatly dressed young man posing as a relocated Drug Enforcement Administration agent spent over four hours looking at houses with a real estate agent before asking to return to one of the first homes he had seen. There he attacked her, took her car keys and purse while threatening to kill her with the gun and the 12-inch hunting knife he had concealed on his person. The agent was hurt but not seriously.
    DeKalb County, GA, May 2006. Within 11 days, three female real estate agents in DeKalb County reported being robbed at gunpoint by a man and woman. Police said the incidents appeared similar because each happened in the evening hours, involved a female real estate agent and was allegedly committed by an armed man and woman fitting similar descriptions.
    "The perpetrators would contact the Realtor, usually by phone. In one incident, the Realtor actually went to the MARTA station and picked them up, took them to the location, showed them the home, and as they were concluding their walk-through, they were robbed," said Officer Davis. In each case the agent was tied up and her vehicle was stolen.
    A month earlier another DeKalb County agent was abducted and forced to withdraw $1,500 from an ATM machine then taken to a jewelry store where she used credit cards to purchase a $7,500 Rolex watch for the robber. During the incident he frequently threatened to shoot her or "dismember" her if she did not cooperate.
    Diamond Bar, CA, November 2005. A newly licensed real estate agent was shot and critically wounded while canvassing a neighborhood for clients. The victim had apparently appeared to be acting suspiciously and a homeowner shot him after he knocked on his door. Police thought the agent may have been mistaken for someone the homeowner had had an altercation with earlier in the week.
    Baltimore, MD, July 2004. Maryland State Police warned Realtors about a man who allegedly injured one agent and could be stalking others.
    In the first incident a female agent was assaulted during an open house by a visitor who looked around the house then picked up an object and struck the agent on the back of the head. Police had first viewed it as an isolated incident but other agents reported a man matching the description had attended open houses in the area and in one case tried to lure the host agent into an isolated part of the house.
    The agent who was hit was able to fend off her attacker but police believe it was intended as a sexual assault.

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    I would tell you why I carry but if I did I would have to kill you so I won't

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    I selected 'other'.

    I generally carry concealed as a matter of course (and right) but the only times I carry thinking that there might be problems is when I'm working in the pastures around my small ranch. Then it isn't 2-footed BGs I'm watching out for - more like 4-footed types. Or 0-footed types. Or 12-footed types. Or worse.

    One day I was working fence when twenty yards behind me something heavy started thrashing around in a large brush pile. It sounded angry. Of course that's the day I wasn't carrying even a utility knife.

    What I did have was a fencing hammer. Turned out I didn't need it. Whatever upset whatever it was quit upsetting it, and I decided it was time to get back to the truck and head in for lunch.

    We've got bobcats around here. Other things. Some of them work in packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    As a REALTOR,
    I'm not a realtor, but I play one on tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I'm not a realtor, but I play one on tv
    I'll look for you on House Hunters on HGTV.

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    I was a Bail Agent for 5 years(Hence the name). It was actually fun when I was single with no responsibility. Out of all the arrest I made I can count on 2 hands the ones where my life was not in danger. I wish the Taser was around then, I would probably still be doing it today. I am 6'5 280 lbs and I dropped like a sack of potatoes when I got hit with a Taser few years ago. Talk about a great equalizer!
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    do I carry a gun

    Yes I am a Peace Officer in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemaker View Post
    Yes I am a Peace Officer in Texas
    I'm near Corpus Christi. What part of the Gulf Coast are you in?

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    where am i?

    I work in Galveston County, currently out on sick leave till April

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemaker View Post
    I work in Galveston County, currently out on sick leave till April
    Glad you're here. Galveston's a nice place to visit.

    Be careful how much time you spend on this site during your sick leave ...

    It could become addictive ...

    Then, you'll have to explain to your significant other why you're not going to work ...

    Next, you'll loose your job ....


    And you'll run out of money ...


    But, you'll have lots of nice friends who will sympathize with you.







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    Hehe

    Trust me I am ready to go back to work, been of since Feb 14th, had open heart surgery to fix a birth defect/bad heart valve. Well on the way back to my patrol car. I have a brand new one awaiting my return.

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