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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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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 a 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. Then they 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 a whoopin... I know where we are heading so stock up now!!!!




posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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Well said.


And that is about all I have to say about that...



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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good shot.

i dont see anyway you can argue with that.

especially the inadequate one.

nice post.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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I own and use guns because it restores the balance of power in the world.



Besides, it's fun to dress them up.

— Doc Velocity



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by bamaoutlaw
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 a whoopin."

I never met your Grandpa, but I like the way he thinks.

I, too, am to old to take a whoopin'. I have guns because the bad guys have guns.

Good post.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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dude your grandpa rules
and so does this post

well said

I think we all need guns ,.. cause this world is getting scarier and scarier every day.
course .. we shouldnt give guns to crazy - maniacs



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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Great post star and flag for you. Granpa rules!!!



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 03:09 PM
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good post.

have always said myself what you said about the police. they rarely prevent a crime, but are always there to clean up afterwards

my guns are meant to keep me from becoming a defenseless victim, not to victimize

[edit on 3/11/2009 by LiveFreeOrDie..]



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Great post...As many have said your Grand Pa rules!!!

I am a 44 year old disabled mother...

I live in Tennessee...and the home invasions and other crimes have been on a steady increase...I also look for them to stay that way with the economy the way it is...(in fact getting worse by the day...)

A lot of our home invasions have been in broad daylight... a teenager got shot when he came home from school and ran into the person invading his home...(he is o.k. but...what a terrible shame)

Well...I have never owned a gun in my life but about 7 months ago I bought a shot gun and a couple of months later a pistol...

I am not able to duke it out with someone...

But...Have every intention of protecting my family , my children and grand baby...

In this day and time we MUST protect our family...and self...

I will say...I hope I only ever have to use them for target practice...



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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I don't carry a gun.

I'm not paranoid.

I'm lucky that I live in New Zealand because it means I don't have to deal with nutters who feel it is their right to carry a gun (and yes I read the whole OP).



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by aorAki
I don't have to deal with nutters who feel it is their right to carry a gun

For your information, the American people do not "feel it is their right" to carry a gun. We don't feel it is our right, we know it is our right, and we have a hardcopy guarantee of that right called The United States Constitution.

In brief, the Founders of our nation wanted to ensure that Americans would always be able to revolt and overthrow a corrupt central government, by force of arms if necessary. That is why we're guaranteed the right to privately own firearms.

It is indeed fortunate that you live in New Zealand, where you never need worry about your country becoming a superpower and the target of international terrorists and socialist scumbags within your own government. See? Sometimes it pays to live in New Zealand, even if you are the butt of 150,000 Australian jokes.

— Doc Velocity





[edit on 3/11/2009 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Gun ownership is fine, and I plan on purchasing a Glock in the near future.

However, when does carrying one around during your day to day go from being an act of preparedness to being an elicit invitation for trouble to find you?

In your home, I think having a gun is a great idea. In your car as well.

But you said "I'm not a cowboy," then what are you? I mean, lets say someone pulls a gun on you. In your self defense, you, the better marksmen, win the gunfight. The guy dies. Now it is your word against the evidence. Who says you don't spend life in jail?

The only people in THIS city who carry guns are carrying them to cause problems. I think you are justifying something unjustifiable.

Guns are an OFFENSIVE WEAPON. Not defensive. If you want to argue being proactive, then buy your entire family dragon skin and make them wear it 24/7.. Maybe that's not manly enough?



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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awsome post. your grand pa sounds alot like mine used to. 90% of the time i have a gun on me or within my reach. I love my family and I aim to protect them. Hopefully I will never have to use my guns on someone, but if the situation arises, the family will be glad that I was prepared.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 08:23 PM
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Originally posted by SantaClaus
Gun ownership is fine, and I plan on purchasing a Glock in the near future.

In your home, I think having a gun is a great idea. In your car as well.

The only people in THIS city who carry guns are carrying them to cause problems. I think you are justifying something unjustifiable.

Guns are an OFFENSIVE WEAPON. Not defensive.


I'm having a little trouble following you.

You are going to buy a Glock, guns are offensive, not defensive.

So you plan to use yours offensively?

As far as the only people carrying guns are doing so to cause problems, I'm sure there are many people carrying guns that you are never aware of since they do so responsibly.

Many business owners, especially in a city, carry guns to protect themselves while going to the bank or just during the normal operation of their businesses, pawn shop owners, jewelers, gold dealers and convenience store owners for instance.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by SantaClaus
Gun ownership is fine, and I plan on purchasing a Glock in the near future.

However, when does carrying one around during your day to day go from being an act of preparedness to being an elicit invitation for trouble to find you?

In your home, I think having a gun is a great idea. In your car as well.

But you said "I'm not a cowboy," then what are you? I mean, lets say someone pulls a gun on you. In your self defense, you, the better marksmen, win the gunfight. The guy dies. Now it is your word against the evidence. Who says you don't spend life in jail?

The only people in THIS city who carry guns are carrying them to cause problems. I think you are justifying something unjustifiable.

Guns are an OFFENSIVE WEAPON. Not defensive. If you want to argue being proactive, then buy your entire family dragon skin and make them wear it 24/7.. Maybe that's not manly enough?


First if someone pulls a gun on me then its self defense. that is the evidence, deap people dont argue who's the agressor.
as far as troble goes, it will find you no matter if you are packing or not. I would always rather have one and not need it than not have one and be shot dead defenseless. unless i was wearing dragon skin like you do.

lastely the best defense sometimes is a good offense!!!
sounds like you live in a not so good city(slum) to be honest.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 09:03 PM
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So, what you're saying is that only people that are up to no good carry guns? What about the honest citizens that want to protect their family and property, are we in the wrong for carrying a gun? or are we concidered up to no good?



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Doc Velocity
[ Sometimes it pays to live in New Zealand, even if you are the butt of 150,000 Australian jokes.

— Doc Velocity





[edit on 3/11/2009 by Doc Velocity]


I had to laugh.

One of our former Prime Ministers had the last laugh when he said that everytime a New Zealander emigrated to Australia it raised the IQ of both countries.

Yes, I'm aware it's in your constitution. It's just sad that people feel so paranoid, scared, upset, hard done by etc when really you have the potential to be the best country in the world, but are locked in a us vs them mindset!



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Star and Flag my friend.
All true words for a patriot.

I just wish the gun haters would realize that us normal people have guns for those reasons, but criminals do not.
Need to stop grouping the lawful citizens with the criminals.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 09:17 PM
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str for you. my thoughts exactaly. hell yea!



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by bamaoutlaw
sounds like you live in a not so good city(slum) to be honest.


Well to be honest, I do.. Philadelphia doesn't have many "safe" places. In fact, I would go so far as to say there are none without gun violence. But, for all the times I've seen a gun pulled on me, I can guarantee the aggressor would have pulled the trigger a lot easier had I been packing myself.

Now, I could have shot them while they walked off, but what good does that do? I'm not dead, victory for me.

Has my knife saved me from being stabbed? Potentially, but thats because I can flash it in front of someone who doesn't have heat waaaaay before they get to me. Now they have the choice between a knife fight or just walk by.

I would go so far to say, that if you're carrying for protection here, you're an automatic enemy of both the criminals and the police.





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