Carrying a gun is serious business...
Carrying a gun is a duty, and obligation and should be taken very seriouslyÖand why?...because it's serious business.
I carry a gun whenever it is legal.
Iíve heard of people sayingÖthat when they enter the home or place of business of someone they don't know, they will inform them they are armed, and ask them if they would prefer that they not carry a gun while there. Not me, I donít subscribe to this theory. I donít look for trouble, but trouble may find me and Iím not taking any chances.
A lot of people ask me "Why do you carry a gun, do you expect trouble?"
No, I carry a gun not because I expect trouble, but because I can. If I was expecting trouble I'd carry a 12ga.
The practice of carrying a weapon is a clear assertion that I am a man. By that I'm not talking about macho crap. By saying I am a man, I mean that I am an adult, responsible for my actions, and willing to accept the consequences of my actions.
When you carry a gun you have in your hands (or on your hip), the ability to end any man's life. This is a massive responsibility, second only to that of raising children.
Many people are uncomfortable with that responsibility. They believe that they can't be trusted with it, nor should anyone else. They fall back on saying "the police" or "the government" should take care of that. Someone with special training, and the blessings of the state should be responsible, but not me, or you, or anyone else.
This kind of thinking says plain and simplyÖ "I am immature, and I cannot to be trusted".
When I carry a gun, I accept the fact that I may kill someone. I don't ever plan on doing it, I hope it doesn't happen, but it might. I am prepared for this possibility, and I accept the consequences should it happen and you should too.
Don't leave home without it and stay safe,
I don't know who assigned you...
...the responsibility to pick apart my posts point by point and phrase by phrase and rebut each one...but I haven't seen such diligent effort expended since the last conversation I had with my ex-wife...:smt082:smt082:smt082