posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 05:44 PM
Originally posted by MissCoyote
reply to post by Hawking
owns a gun but not to tote around like a fool.....i have 3 a hunting rifle with scope (used for hunting ) a pretty lugar and a chick colored pink
and black cobra
My father bought my wife a pink .38 special and the class for concealed carry for x-mas. I have had mine for a long time. I always carry my weapon an
M1911. Big yes but really, I don’t care I feel most comfortable with it as it was my weapon in training for so long. I also have a gun in each
vehicle, one in the barn, one near every door and several in the safe.
Where I live there is one Sherriff’s Deputy on duty at any given time for the whole rural county. Response time can be up to 45 min/1 hour
depending on where the Deputy is at any given time. This is why one size fits all regulations like the Senator’s from IL and NY want to impose on
all the States are so wrong. We don’t all live in densely populated and well policed urban centers with quick response times. Let each State and
locality decide what fits for them.
Anyway, I have carried a weapon at the beck and call of the government for 24 years in the Army. No reason to stop now that I am retired. I figure
that if was good enough for me to carry a weapon for them its good enough for me to carry one for myself.
Funny story though I was a Special Forces Officer 18A and an 18C/97B/11B as enlisted and participated in numerous combat operations with them and
spent countless hours at the range and in the shoot-house doing CQB training and shoot/no-shoot scenarios.
Yet, while assigned to the DC area and living in Maryland I couldn't get a concealed carry permit. I put as my reason for wanting one that I had
participated in covert operations overseas and my identity was known to several terror and criminal agencies (this worked everywhere else) which might
make me and my family a potential target.
Maryland is (at least was at the time) a "may issue" State and the local Sherriff decided that while my background was clean; my reasons and
training were not sufficient to justify a permit.
Ironically, in Maryland every elected legislator, judge, DA and prosecutor in the State can carry a concealed weapon with no screening, no permit
required nor any training verification.
Awsome, way to make laws restricting weapons but exempt yourself....
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