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Offline Keith13

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Why I carry a gun
« on: April 15, 2009, 09:53:49 AM »
Came to me in an email thought some might enjoy
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The Second Amendment is about the Right to Self-defense and Self-protection.  It's not just about deer rifles or the sport of hunting. 

 

The author of this little piece covers it very well... 

 

Why I Carry a Gun.


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 an ass 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 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 investigate the crime AFTER it happens. And then try to clean up the mess. Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'."..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

 


Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 4 minutes. The Average response time of a .45 ACP is 850 Feet Per Second.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 11:13:45 AM »
super!! 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 12:06:23 PM »
That true
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 12:16:18 PM »
Here a quote that is my signature on my Email

 "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” ~George Washington


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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 04:19:45 AM »
Came to me in an email thought some might enjoy
Keith

Average response time of a .45 ACP is 850 Feet Per Second.

Priceless!

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 06:59:12 AM »
Very well said   :cheer:
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 07:12:47 AM »
Here a quote that is my signature on my Email

 "a free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” ~George Washington


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Johnny, that is a beautiful quote.  It's too bad we lost our independence a few decades back.  This country would be a much better place if the people had heeded those words.

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 08:04:03 AM »
Two of my favorite gun quotes:

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While
this give moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to
the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the
body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion
of your walks.
  Thomas Jefferson

Fireams stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's
liberty teeth and keystone under independence... From the hour the pilgrims landed, to the
present day events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and
happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensible... The very atmosphere of
firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all
that's good.
George Washington.

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 12:04:15 PM »
All fine expressions, I concur with you all!!
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 11:46:26 PM »
Speakin' of guns......I went to Walmart to but a 10/22 a couple days ago( mostly to dress up and make look cool...perhaps shoot someo...I mean something)
 I got declined from being able to make the purchase!!!
 I havent even been convicted of a felony!
 The guy at the counter, when asked if this occurs often, he said" All the time."...Someone must know something I dont know...or remember...He asked me if I had ever been declined, and i told him I hadnt bought a gun in over 25 years! I wasnt really mad tho, but I did wanna get one before they cant be gotten any more. Maybe walmart will call me back to tell me I'm ok to get it.

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 11:58:41 PM »
Speakin' of guns......I went to Walmart to but a 10/22 a couple days ago( mostly to dress up and make look cool...perhaps shoot someo...I mean something)
 I got declined from being able to make the purchase!!!
 I havent even been convicted of a felony!
 The guy at the counter, when asked if this occurs often, he said" All the time."...Someone must know something I dont know...or remember...He asked me if I had ever been declined, and i told him I hadnt bought a gun in over 25 years! I wasnt really mad tho, but I did wanna get one before they cant be gotten any more. Maybe walmart will call me back to tell me I'm ok to get it.

your friend,
john

I suppose the old: "you know I was convicted of killing the last guy that told me I was declined" comment probably wouldn't help.   :-D

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 12:10:49 AM »
they run a very superficial local, state, and federal check.  your name may have popped up for any number of reasons, including your name being close to or the same as someone elses  name.  best thing to do is call your local sheriff if he/she is the helpful type.  tell them what happened and see if they can run your name and at least tell you what came up.  some will do it, some won't.  if it's a simple mistake, you can probably fix it and get your gun.  if it's something else, better to know now....
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 12:20:55 AM by kathyp »
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 12:14:22 AM »


I suppose the old: "you know I was convicted of killing the last guy that told me I was declined" comment probably wouldn't help.   :-D

 But it might  help if you throw a  :hissyfit: :soapbox: :whip: :thunder:



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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 01:45:54 AM »
"Wear short sleeves; support your right to bare arms!"  :-D
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 03:46:22 AM »
Speakin' of guns......I went to Walmart to but a 10/22 a couple days ago( mostly to dress up and make look cool...perhaps shoot someo...I mean something)
 I got declined from being able to make the purchase!!!
 I havent even been convicted of a felony!
 The guy at the counter, when asked if this occurs often, he said" All the time."...Someone must know something I dont know...or remember...He asked me if I had ever been declined, and i told him I hadnt bought a gun in over 25 years! I wasnt really mad tho, but I did wanna get one before they cant be gotten any more. Maybe walmart will call me back to tell me I'm ok to get it.

your friend,
john

Knowing Wal-Mart they probably called a credit rating clearing house instead of the proper hot line.    Bounce any checks in the last century?    :devilbanana:  :lau:
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 11:22:32 AM »
Speakin' of guns......I went to Walmart to but a 10/22 a couple days ago( mostly to dress up and make look cool...perhaps shoot someo...I mean something)
 I got declined from being able to make the purchase!!!
 I havent even been convicted of a felony!
 The guy at the counter, when asked if this occurs often, he said" All the time."...Someone must know something I dont know...or remember...He asked me if I had ever been declined, and i told him I hadnt bought a gun in over 25 years! I wasnt really mad tho, but I did wanna get one before they cant be gotten any more. Maybe walmart will call me back to tell me I'm ok to get it.

your friend,
john

I suppose the old: "you know I was convicted of killing the last guy that told me I was declined" comment probably wouldn't help.   :-D
And saying your going to play Timothy McVeigh the postmaster won't help ether I know it got me in some trouble one time.
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 11:26:00 AM »
are you on a list!!   :evil:
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 12:05:44 PM »
are you on a list!!   :evil:
probably next to you :evil:
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 02:49:32 PM »
Hmmmm.....You suppose Paul had anything to do with it?. he kept blabbing that he has a concealed handgun permit, and that he'd buy it for me if they wouldnt sell it to me!......and every time he opened his mouth, Beer and dip fumes poured right out! :-D
 Or maybe they didnt like the ketcup and mustard on the front of my tee shirt!
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Re: Why I carry a gun
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 05:21:20 PM »
Ketchup and mustard on the front of your shirt huh, if this was a few weeks ago you could have showed them what was under your shirt.
Oh its too bad you don't still have your hernia, you could have threatened to show it to the guy, that thing was like a concealed weapon, my eyes my eyes.
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Now you have to find out why they didn't give it to you, we all want to know. Maybe you had some sordid secret past that we don't know about and that you just want to forget about....
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