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Thread: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    See, this is what makes me think you could be a poe. You're feeding me straight lines.
    I'm not "feeding" you anything, spud. I do not have a sense of humor. Especially when it comes to things as serious as firearms and their appropriate use.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I'm not "feeding" you anything, spud.
    That's a shame.
    I do not have a sense of humor. Especially when it comes to things as serious as firearms and their appropriate use.
    Lucky we're talking about my penis then. It's a pretty big topic, I'm sure you'd find something to tickle your funny bone.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    That's a shame.
    Don't worry, I'll feed ya somethin', spud.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    My question wouldn't apply to someone with daily, real-world experience, since the level of protection a gun brings him has been thoroughly measured and understood. I was thinking of people who are not in law enforcement or the military.

    I get what you're saying.


    Well, I've either trained or trained alongside at least a couple hundred civilian CCWers, whose experience and background varied widely. I'd say 20% had some kind of prior experience in "professional use of force"... be it military or police or other, and probably a similar number had some kind of martial arts training (but not overlapping at least not entirely.)

    Probably 50 of these were people I knew rather well and have ongoing friendships with. IMO I think very few of them, if any, are eager to have to pull their gun. Mostly the opposite.

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It increases my awareness. It increases my sense of responsibility. I don't feel empowered.
    what he said



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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    My question wouldn't apply to someone with daily, real-world experience, since the level of protection a gun brings him has been thoroughly measured and understood. I was thinking of people who are not in law enforcement or the military.
    I have been carrying for 11 years, as long as legally possible.

    I carry for the protection of my family and myself.

    I carry 100% of the time when away from home.

    I find carrying to be a humbling experience, as I understand the devastating power that I am responsible for, and the increased self-induced pressure of using it wisely.
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Its amazing to me that some of the biggest Liberals in DP carry small arms and are ok with it....Never tought I would live to see that day......Now all you have to do it call your left wing politicans and tell them.......
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    No, my enormous penis makes me feel empowered. So I don't carry a gun.
    That's fair enough. I carry a gun to make up for the inadequacy of my penis, because I can't use my penis to kill an assailant at thirty feet.

    But you're Australian.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    It can be used as a bludgeoning weapon at short notice. And if you give me 5 minutes and a small pony, I'm a fairly decent jouster.
    Small ponies give you a hard-on?

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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    That's fair enough. I carry a gun to make up for the inadequacy of my penis, because I can't use my penis to kill an assailant at thirty feet.

    But you're Australian.



    Small ponies give you a hard-on?
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    re: Does carrying a gun increase your sense of empowerment? [W:112]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    That's fair enough. I carry a gun to make up for the inadequacy of my penis, because I can't use my penis to kill an assailant at thirty feet.

    But you're Australian.



    Small ponies give you a hard-on?
    Ah, so you carry a .22 then!?
    Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
    Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn

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