Why I Carry


Alaskamike

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Hello from Alaska. These are not my words. Don't know who said them, but it reflects my feeling exactly. Enjoy.

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 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. I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a beating.
Anon.
 

My oldest daughter sent this to me a few years ago. It is a great quote. I never knew where it came from, I do now :)
 
Alaskamike, that was awsome. I am one of those guys that seem to be challenged when it comes to expressing why I feel like I do and the right of it. That explains it perfectly. Now, if we can just get Congress to read it! Semper Fi!:laugh:
 
I don't carry a gun because I am looking for a fight but if the fight is looking for me I carry to win the fight.
 

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