What made you decide to carry?


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What made you choose to carry?
 

My friend and I both shot seperatly in the past. We bought high powered pellet guns and shot in my mothers back yard for years. We always talked about geting our licences, and the end of july we diceded to get trained and licenced!!! He got his LTC B (no carry) I got my LTC A, so I carry
 
It's been so long since I made that decision, I can't quite remember (I'm old, ya know)...so...let me think...oh, yeah...BGs who had guns!! :dirol:
 
well lets see, gangs, terrorists, the 2nd ammendment, oh yes I am too old to run also! lol better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
 
In the mid 70's. I was a deputy sheriff working in the confinement section. About a year after leaving law enforcement my wife and I were eating and a guy that was working there came up to me, asked if I remembered him, I did not and he then went on to tell me he had been in jail. He remembered me. He was not looking for trouble just wanted to let me know he had got out, got a job and was trying to get his life straight. From that time on I purposed to always have a gun because the next encounter might not be as friendly. That was the main reason although over the years just reading the newspaper or watching t.v. did nothing to make me think I had made the wrong choice.
 
I'm from Australia and we lost :mad: the right to carry weapons so now that I'm living in the US I Open carry until I can get my CCW. Plus I'm the throw back in the family I'm the only one that like weapons
 
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Too old to run very far and 2nd amendment says I can, don't like the permit part, also living in the country and not the city law enforcement is not always near by
 
I got too old to fight and too fat to run.

Ha-Ha!!! Yeah, I'd say that's the correct answer. Actually, I grew up with guns. I couldn't help but be a gun guy and carry. My Grandfathers were cops, My Dad was a cop, I was a cop, my son still is a cop. My Mom and Dad were competitive shooters and hunters. Dad was also a gunsmith on the side for extra bucks. My Sister and I both shot competition over the years, and hunted. From the time we were old enough to stay at home alone, while our parents were out, we knew where the guns were, how to use them and had total respect for them. After my retirement as a LEO and an Academy Firearms Instructor, I taught CCW and NRA classes and decided to get my CCW permit also.

So I really can't think of a time in my life when I wasn't carrying, or at least within reach of one. I guess the time I really started carrying all of the time, was when I was a Paramedic, before I became a cop. I used to carry one concealed all of the time, because of the places and situations we would have to go into. We would end up at the scene of a shooting before Police got there sometimes, not to mention that we carried drugs on the Ambulance and the local dopeheads wanted them.
 
Much like Headbanger up there,,,grew up with em,,now with my job and traveling to various states,,motel rooms ,,being on the road. And yeah I'm to old to run. And aint gonna !!
 
Back in 1993 at the age of 28, I realized there were too many wack jobs in the world and I wanted to carry a concealed weapon. I grew up around guns, so I took the course to get my LTC and have had my LTC ever since.
 
I live in Иєш Лєяжşєşŧăŋ, so while I've made the decision to carry, I don't have the ability to carry. Yet. A move to South Carolina is in the plans and things will most definitely be different after that, but for now... I've relinquished my Constitutional Rights in favor of remaining a Law Abiding citizen.

But it sucks, and I hate it.
 
I decided that I needed an insurance policy. We are required to have different types of insurance that covers the other person in case we are at fault. So why not carry coverage for your family and your personal protection. And just like that other insurance, pray that it is never needed!
 

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