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Why live where you think you have to carry?

n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
edited January 2014 in General Discussion
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  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    A lot of folks live where they were born and raised.
    For some,those areas have seriously slid into bad/dangerous places.
    Some of these same people refuse to be driven from their homes by SCUM....So...They CARRY!!
  • booter_onebooter_one Member Posts: 2,345
    edited November -1
    There are goofy people everywhere. No matter where you may be, there is some type of thief or pervert out there in the crowd.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    Tell me of a place you think is safe enough to not carry.
  • ChrisInTempeChrisInTempe Member Posts: 15,562
    edited November -1
    I do not live in a place where I think I have to carry a gun. I carry a gun because poop happens, and who ya' gonna' call?
  • Mk 19Mk 19 Member Posts: 8,170
    edited November -1
    I carry a pen every day because I might have to write something
    I carry a knife every day because I might need to cut something
    I carry my reading glasses every day because my arms are too short
    I carry a cane every day because I need to be able to walk
  • kumatekumate Member Posts: 2,311 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    cause corn and cows don't grow where there ain't coyotes and lions and bears I reckon
  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,673 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I don't HAVE to carry. I CHOOSE to carry. I'm 10,000 times more likely to need to use my carry gun to dispose of a nuisance animal than to face another human, but whatever the reason, I intend to be prepared.
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,652 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Tell me of a place you think is safe enough to not carry.
    X-RING...
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,652 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    As safe as I believe my own home to be... I STILL CARRY.
  • pietro75pietro75 Member Posts: 7,048
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    As safe as I believe my own home to be... I STILL CARRY.




    Exactly! I don't know who said it but there is a qoute that goes something like this.

    A gun is like a parachute, the one time you need it and don't have it you'll never need it again.

    Or something like that...
  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 53,534 ******
    edited November -1
    ....because nuts are mobile,,,[;)][;)]
  • gary wraygary wray Member Posts: 4,663
    edited November -1
    I never leave home without it...never know when S#$% will hit the fan....."luck favors the prepared mind." Just too many crazies out there for my liken....and one daughter has a ex-boyfriend with an order against him....so best to be prepared.
  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,279 ******
    edited November -1
    Here we go again. [xx(]


    Good post Naive1
  • BeeramidBeeramid Member, Moderator Posts: 7,279 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by montanajoe
    ....because nuts are mobile,,,[;)][;)]


    Not so, they only live on one street and its the one you shouldn't live on.
  • e3mrke3mrk Member Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    We moved where we are because it was a perfect City to raise Our Kid's in. It was the kind of place where Everyone knew Everyone else and We all got along,Kind of a leave it to Beaver type neighborhood.
    We didn't have to lock Our Doors or anything like that until a few years ago when the People called White Trash started moving in.
    So far I have had My Garage broken in twice and Others have had problem too.
    We didn't move into a bad area but it moved in on Us.
  • SpartacusSpartacus Member Posts: 14,415
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    As safe as I believe my own home to be... I STILL CARRY.





    I carry IN my home and i live in a nice little town that shuts down at 10PM.
    to me it's like wearing a watch.
    I feel weird if i don't have it on.

    I don't HAVE to carry.
    just Like i didn't have to learn to use my arms and legs to defend myself.

    jmho


    tom
  • Old.22BoltsOld.22Bolts Member Posts: 6,032
    edited November -1
    Ah, a bit of trolling before the year ends.....[xx(]
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,652 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by southgeorgiaivory

    Ah, a bit of trolling before the year ends.....[xx(]


    Regardless of the initial intent...
    The body of posts will make OR BREAK a thread... ANY thread.

    It's a good question... Just don't think the 'actual' responses were fully expected. [;)]
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,652 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Spartacus
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    As safe as I believe my own home to be... I STILL CARRY.





    I carry IN my home and i live in a nice little town that shuts down at 10PM.
    to me it's like wearing a watch.
    I feel weird if i don't have it on.

    I don't HAVE to carry.
    just Like i didn't have to learn to use my arms and legs to defend myself.

    jmho


    tom

    Ed Zachary...

    I feel naked if I'm NOT carrying... And the wife don't like me Naked.



    Least NOT any more... [:(]
  • calrugerfancalrugerfan Member Posts: 18,209
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Tell me of a place you think is safe enough to not carry.
    X-RING...


    Yep
  • ChrisInTempeChrisInTempe Member Posts: 15,562
    edited November -1
    quote:Why live where you think you have to carry?
    Originally posted by Sage1
    See above>


    Perhaps another way to ask it is where you live, do you think there are specific reasons why it is especially wise to carry a gun where you happen to live? Many here carry on general principle, but does anyone carry for a more specific concern?

    Short term concerns for example, like escaped dangerous criminals?
    Local violent crime rate on the up-swing?
    Recent home invasions near you?

    Other stuff going on?
  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 21,704 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    you ask a gun forum group why they carry a gun . might as well ask a bear why they crap in the woods
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,652 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by DITCH-RUNNER

    you ask a gun forum group why they carry a gun . might as well ask a bear why they crap in the woods
    [:D]
  • 1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    grumpy nailed it once again




    i don't know what fairy tale world some live in, but although we humans are theoretically at the top of the food chain we are also at the bottom of the food chain, we live in a world of monsters and ever increasing as population, millions of people go missing every year, i said it last year here a few weeks before they got discovered RIGHT THIS MINUTE someone is tied up in someones basement, they may be raped, beaten, then eaten, not necessarily in that order



    i have had a friend brutally murdered, decapitated and thrown in a lake, i have friend kidnapped, tied up for 3 days and raped, only found bound and gagged naked after she jumped through a front window found bloody by a neighbor,kidnapped by a guy that slipped her drugs at a bar, took her home where he kept her tied up in his moms basement, i have seen a person get their throat cut by a woman when i was 14, i known more than 1 person that was car jacked, and shot at, i have know 2 people in separate incidences that were robbed, shot and car set on fire while in their cars{one on his 30th b-day}


    i can continue if need be, some need to pull their heads out of their butts and spend a few nights with a leo in any city usa
  • kidthatsirishkidthatsirish Member Posts: 6,944 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I thought my college campus was pretty safe until 32 of my classmates got killed, hasn't been a day since I haunt been armed.
  • fideaufideau Member Posts: 11,887 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Because I want to continue to live here.
  • JamesRKJamesRK Member Posts: 25,672 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In my opinion not carrying is insane. I carry to give the illusion that I'm sane. [;)] [:)]
    The road to hell is paved with COMPROMISE.
  • grumpygygrumpygy Member Posts: 53,466
    edited November -1
    This area I live in is actually pretty safe.

    But now have drugs Methheads every where you never know what they will do.

    Anywhere within 30 miles of I-5 is bad and I'm in that area its the main way drugs travel to Oregon.

    Got my Permit cause we had a motorcycle gang show up. The Mongols really a nasty group and put their headquarters about 20 miles from me. The old Major club in the area the Free Souls I had no problems with.

    Gangs have moved north from L.A Mexican and Black.

    I can guaranty its the same within any major Hwy.
  • cnsaycnsay Member Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Even in a quiet small town with no gang problems, no huge drug problems, there can be random strangers that strike without warning. Google Joseph Duncan if you doubt that predators walk among us.
  • StingSting Member Posts: 629 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My area has changed a bit in the last 15 years. I'm in the suburbs of Detroit, (20mi.), and subsidized housing has brought not only needy people to our town, but has also brought their kids and their kids' friends. They have different values than I do. Here is one example of how life has changed; it snowed last night and I'm off work today and enjoy shoveling early before dawn. It's whisper quiet, very cold, the snow is of a light weight, and even the moon joins in on the festivities by being a sliver with the remaining entire portion still visible. What a pleasure it is to live in a world of changing seasons. The handgun in my belt makes me feel safe in that simple world.
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Because I can.
  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 37,201 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I hope that my last thought isn't if only I had a gun
  • Smoky14Smoky14 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Better question: Why live where you can't.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Tell me of a place you think is safe enough to not carry.

    My House, I carry[:)]
    JW
  • StingSting Member Posts: 629 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You have to consider the economics too. I'm an empty nester, a retiree who has gone full time back into the work force with a house that has been paid in full for years. Sure, everybody would like to move to a place where you can fish or hunt right outside the back door, But being content and at peace with myself feels good too. It's worth it to stay here.
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by grumpygy
    Tell me of a place you think is safe enough to not carry.


    +1000

    I lived for 29 years in the heart of NYC, never had any negative happenings with my guns.
    Moved to the rural farm area of Tenn. and had a home break in and lost
    34 antique firearms.

    Go figger...
  • FatstratFatstrat Member Posts: 9,147
    edited November -1
    Because when seconds count, the police are minutes away.
    I actually don't live in an area where I think I need to carry. I live in a rural area about 30 minutes from a city. We're not too worried about home invasions. Start and leave our vehicle running to warm up in our driveway without worrying about them being stolen. Often go to bed with our front door unlocked so that our daughter can easily get in to drop off her dog when she goes to work at 5AM.
    But I drive into the city were such crimes are common everyday to go to work. And we often go there to shop etc.
  • cce1302cce1302 Member Posts: 9,555 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Because they aren't selling tickets to the land of unicorns and fairy dust anymore.
  • competentonecompetentone Member Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Sage1

    Why live where you think you have to carry?



    Why do I drive where I think I "have" to wear a seat-belt?

    Why do I live where I think I "have" to have a smoke detector and fire-extinguisher?

    Why do I live where I think I "have" to have homeowner's insurance?

    It's about evaluating potential risks and making decisions about being prepared for the "what ifs" that can happen in life.
  • TooBigTooBig Member Posts: 28,561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Because Obama has to many sons
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