Thoughts on carrying

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by henry0reilly, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. henry0reilly

    henry0reilly Member

    554
    May 22, 2004
    Indiana
    [copied from elsewhere, not my work]

    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 and then 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 an ass kickin’.
     
  2. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    That's good! Thanks!
     

  3. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    I think I'm a cowboy.

    :D:D
     
  4. A very well-written piece, Henry, and all of it true for any rational person who carries a weapon.
     
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Great piece, Henry. Thanks for posting it. :)

    It needs to be read carefully by everyone !!!!!!
     
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Thanks Henry, I'm going to post a copy of this at our range. :)

    ART
     
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