posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 11:35 AM
Originally posted by milominderbinder
Allot of this stuff has to do with mind set and how one is raised. There are those who walk through life and nothing ever happens and there are those
who in an instant something happens and they realize they to are responsible for their own well being and protection. I would prefer to fight back
with all means possible to protect my family instead cower in a corner or on my knees waiting for a base ball bat to thee back of the head.
Just me and not for everyone, obviously
Sounds great and all....but then why are you a slave? You have guns, right? You're a rootin'-tootin' tough guy...why aren't you "free"??
...besides...nobody is talking about banning guns. Read the thread.
Hummmm for some reason I do not feel like a slave in the classical sense; guess it depends on mind set.
Nope not a tough guy just a citizen who has lived to a ripe old age and am comfortable with the decisions I have made along the way. Yep I have guns
but they are just tools that many people who live away from cities have. We even carried guns on the flight deck when I flew for the airline; hummm
why...so we would be free to stop a BG who wanted to hijack the flight to a destination not on the flight plan. Since that went into effect and the
doors and a few other procedures were instituted we have not had an American Flag Carrier hijacked; and no TSA is not at many places once you are out
of the states.
Wow I even carry a pistol or two when out and about, not a big deal to me, and if anything makes me DE-escalate a situation where before I might have
just said, "Bring it MF,,,(my friend). I shoot with Border Patrol, ICE and others at a friends gun range and hear some of the latest gossip about our
surrounding area.. The Drug trade and the normal bad stuff even happens around here....Good old USA
I have no misconceptions on being able to defend myself and wife from some younger determined thugs who want to do what thugs seem to have a
propensity to do; thus I go about my daily life armed. Does not make me tough or a policeman just makes me someone who knows from statistics and a
long life I will probably never have to use a weapon to defend myself..... yet I also know it is better to have one than wish you did when it is to
I guess a 100 pound woman should be able to fight toe to toe MMA style with a 210 pound Bad Guy who wants her purse and body; in truth you see it in
the movies sometimes... maybe news for you, in reality it don't work that way....a 70 year old man regardless of who he once was is not going to
defeat a group or maybe even one BG most of the time without a equalizer. Even then, the outcome is yet to be written.
I live in a border state and there are things that happen around here to innocent people.... not as often as one might think because there is a high
percentage of CHL holders .BGs do not know who is part of the gun free zone or who is carrying some form of pistol...in-spite of the numerous people
carrying there it is a much safer area than the cities in America who insist the citizens go about there lives with no way to defend themselves except
there mouth and fist.
Actually most CHL holders go about their business looking to avoid, not engage and guess what; "they walk among you and you will never know" unless
some crazy person or group attacks you and your local CHL sees what is happening and decides you are worth saving.... or just minds his own business
and figures that is your problem for not protecting yourself......Both examples have happened.
So guns do not make you free? Define what level of free you mean? Free to go where I want and not worry that I am at the mercy of some sicko...then
yes for me I am free because I usually have a gun.
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