Why I Own Guns

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  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I do not like living in fear and am blessed to live in the land of the free which was designed that way by our forefathers. I have had people in my travels who know that I don't stray far from my carry gun say "What are you paranoid?" My comment back to them is always "No, but If you want to see me become paranoid, than take my gun and you will see paranoid." It is ironically funny to me that these are the same people who are always trying to upgrade their home security systems and are always mad at the government for letting the crime rate soar. The truth is though, many people are too fearful to protect themselves and put their reliance in the hands of their government.

    There are three types of threats to me. One is an intruder coming into my home. I have always said, I don't want to be murdered, but I will die fighting for my life. So with the typical bark of the dogs due to an intruder coming in or a bashing of my front door being kicked in, I am certain that I will always have that chance to fight for my life.

    There is a second threat to me. If we as Americans allow a Muslim religion to embed itself into our country not only will we lose the ability to die fighting for our lives, we might just end up seeing our family and neighbors murdered as well.

    The third and biggest threat is government. But remember, as long as we are a well armed society, there doesn't have to be a fight against our government. But if we lose that right through our own ignorance, it looks like well never have the right to fight for our lives or the ones we love.

    This is not my opinion, it's my firm belief. Some people don't like to hear that, but I prefer the truth and history doesn't lie. I appreciate this forum because it puts me in a place with others that think, feel, and believe just like me.

    One last thing to those that don't want religion pushed onto them. That to me is a justifiable reason to stand up and fight for your gunrights because even though your government shows no sign of allowing religion in schools, you might want to rethink that. I don't think you really want someone coming into your home and putting a gun to your head and then tell you to pray to their god. Also, I don't think it's on their agenda to give us a chance to pray. I think they would just like us dead.

    http://thereligionofpeace.com/

    Respectfully,
    Jim
  2. gun-nut

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    well said
  3. time2shoot

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    YOU said it!:yeahthat::thumbsup:
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    guns dont scare me. People scare me.
  5. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Well said Jim!
    Couldnt agree more. And I hope to have my conceled to carry VERY soon.
    Ive put it off for to long as it is.
  6. Dennis C

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    you're preaching to the choir here!
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's why I like it here. Thank you.
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Certainly not bragging, but, having had my concealed permit for 25 years, I just cant imagine not having a permit. While I feel having to get a permit goes against the 2nd ammend, its either that or jail so I will maintain the permit.
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    nothing scares me.
    except tornadoes.
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Bob. My wife can scare me if I don't like her cooking.
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    Thanks for your support folks. We've around for Eleven years now and it's all because of our members and I believe the family atmosphere we have here.

    I'm a veteran of 3 tours in Vietnam and when I returned home for the last time in April of '71 my first purchase was a .38 Colt Commando. I was naked without a personal weapon within reach. I've never been without one since.

    God Bless America and don't forget to VOTE!:cool::D
  12. crplhood

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    I know how you felt berto, when I got back from Iraq I wished I could carry a pistol all the time. I couldn't even as a combat vet because the gov't decided I can be trusted at 20 years old with their M249, Berretta, and grenades but not my own pistol. Tell you what, I now feel better with my ruger p95...and it shoot a heck of alot better than their dimestore 9mm :)
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    I feel that if your a Vet or still active duty then you have all rights to carry at anytime no permit, but they should undergo a mental test just to make shure that there in the right frame of mind. That is some vets have postdramaticstreess. You all have had the training and then some. ;) I know that i would feel safe out and about in the stores. Lots of Vets out there to protect people.
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  14. Double D

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    Uhhh, no. Absolutely not. You want the government to regulate mental exams to our veterans to determine their frame of mind and whether or not they can carry a firearm? Really? That is outrageous. Some civilians have built in stupid too but they can buy guns all day long. We are working to de-regulate firearms in america not add more regulation. Geeeze....
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    good point!
  16. 76Highboy

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    I feel that if you are a citizen of the USA that you should be able to carry period, provide one is not a felon. The 2nd amendment did not come about for law officials, it is for all lawful citizens. I only have a CCW because someone says I have to. But the CCW law actually opposes the 2nd and it is technically unconstitutional to have to have one.

    People that don't know how to operate a firearm, that is another issue. We need to keep the 2nd out of that it. If everyone carried regularly then everyone would begin to be familiar with their gun and safety would become the norm. They educate for everything else. Do we really think that if we began running bill board ads and began bringing gun classes into the schools that the kids would not learn how to operate them safely and develop into a careful gun toting citizen? They sure learn to type pretty quick.

    Also, I salute the many men and women that carry a badge in our country. But there are those LEO's that quit and become rather dishonest in their life, just like people in other careers. Many bankers start out honest, but some go bad. Many politicians start out honest,,,,,,,,,, oops. I'd better just stop now.
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    Before the great state I live in did away with the need for a conceal carry permit I had entertained the idea to get one, but i always stalled because i felt under the constitution i don't need a permit to bear arms. I did and always do carry and not having the governments permission to carry won't stop me. Better to have it and not need it (even if that means paying a fine) then to need it and not have it. But, don't you all think that if the MIB come to take your guns away the list of people having conceal carry permits is like having a list of best places to start. Just food for thought.
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    no that dont bother me,I would rather be lawabiding and not worring about going to jail if I get caught without one.Its a permit to carry a firearm,not a permit for every gun.They cannot tell how many guns you have just cause your permit.In Indiana possession is still 9/10's of the law.You dont have to register your firearms.All guns bought privately cant be tracked unless you voluntarily register them.The only ones they would know about are the ones you bought at the store.Amen highboy I agree with every thing you said.
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    for protection but i just love the sport and i love being on here and learning from everyone because everyone just loves talking about guns and sharing their knowledge. I'm hooked
  20. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I see you are new to the forum. One thing that people think about gun owners is that we do what we want. That couldn't be any farther from the truth. Even though we don't agree with the CCW, we are still law abiding citizens.

    As far as MIB, anybody can tell I'm a gun owner even if I did not file for a CCW. Just ask The Dept. of Fish and Game. Those old boys know that I am a hunter because of the yearly license that I purchase. Do you think they believe I am out there throwing rocks at the deer when they see I'm not into archery? I think big brother already has a good idea of what I have.

    As far as the MIB, I have my 2nd amendment right, I have access to an attorney, and I fight for what is right. And the 2nd amendment is right.

    Jim
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