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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually I had something like this happen, or almost happen.


    I was in a parking lot, had my child (he was around 8 I think) holding my left hand (traffic you know). Two men working as a team approached me from different directions, apparently intent on mugging me.


    I sidestepped to put my back to a car, leading my child with one hand while putting my other on my concealed handgun.

    When the two men saw I was armed, they ceased their approach and left the area quickly.
    I'm trying, really trying, not to say what I think about raising a family in that atmosphere, exposing kids to that kind of risk, and I've kept my mouth zipped pretty good, I think. I'm telling myself that what you all are saying is true, that your daily lives are really lived under the threat of armed violence and it's not all just fancified justification for liking the feel and heft of a sidearm, concealed and ready. If I lived in that kind of place I'd be armed, guaranteed, legal or not.
    But I wouldn't live like that. I wouldn't expose my kids to that. Sorry, trying not to be judgemental, but I couldn't do it.
    Hell, I couldn't even stand the traffic- that's why I ended up out here in the toolies.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    No one EVER needs a weapon. Until they need one. If they have one, are prepared, and have the will to use it they will likely be OK. If not, they are ****ed. Funny how that works.

    Do you advocate for police officers to be unarmed?
    I'm 59 and have never been in a position where I wished I had a weapon. Nor has anyone I know. In my life, I've known one guy who owns a handgun. I have a two-foot length of tech cable under the seat of my truck and consider myself well-armed.
    And why the hell would I advocate disarming police? Kind of a dumb, question, dontcha think? Are you about to make some asinine leap from whatever your mistaken perception of my position is vis-a-vis guns to some idiotic non sequitur?

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It was going well until a bunch of weirdo's from fairyville showed up and started beating some bongos and singing coombaya. I had to shoot them
    Kumbaya.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I'm 59 and have never been in a position where I wished I had a weapon. Nor has anyone I know. In my life, I've known one guy who owns a handgun. I have a two-foot length of tech cable under the seat of my truck and consider myself well-armed.
    And why the hell would I advocate disarming police? Kind of a dumb, question, dontcha think? Are you about to make some asinine leap from whatever your mistaken perception of my position is vis-a-vis guns to some idiotic non sequitur?
    why does your PERSONAL situation have any relevance to this matter? If you don't think you need a gun or if you are afraid to carry one, NONE OF US Pro rights advocates are saying you should have to carry. Why then do so many of those who are afraid to carry (or afraid to allow others to carry) a gun feel a need to tell the rest of us what we should do?



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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why does your PERSONAL situation have any relevance to this matter? If you don't think you need a gun or if you are afraid to carry one, NONE OF US Pro rights advocates are saying you should have to carry. Why then do so many of those who are afraid to carry (or afraid to allow others to carry) a gun feel a need to tell the rest of us what we should do?
    Ohfer****sakes.
    My PERSONAL situation has relevance because it's where my PERSONAL opinion comes from. Why does your PERSONAL opinion matter?
    And try to come up with some new schtick. That same-old bit of straw-man-bashing is getting old. I've only been here since this spring, I can only guess how annoying your dishonesty is getting to be for others who've endured it longer.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I'm 59 and have never been in a position where I wished I had a weapon. Nor has anyone I know. In my life, I've known one guy who owns a handgun. I have a two-foot length of tech cable under the seat of my truck and consider myself well-armed.
    And why the hell would I advocate disarming police? Kind of a dumb, question, dontcha think? Are you about to make some asinine leap from whatever your mistaken perception of my position is vis-a-vis guns to some idiotic non sequitur?
    Nope...Im about to show you how stupid your position is. So...you admit that you DONT believe in disarming the police. Why? Well...because they deal with violent criminals and thugs. Sweet. But then you completely jump the tracks when you ignore the REALITY as to WHOM those violent criminals and thugs TARGET before they draw police attention. You remember the police...right? the guys you think SHOULD be armed? Because in YOUR happy little world...you nor anyone you know has ever had to deal with violent criminals. Some of us have. A good number of us in fact. Why...when you look at the crime statistics the FACT is that 1 in 4 women are going to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime and 5 in 6 citizens will be involved in some form of violent crime. No...not in a year, and certainly people that live in some communities are less likely while others are more likely to skew the figures high. But...the reality is that the majority of people will be involved in a violent crime at some time in their adult lives. Why do people carry armed? Because they choose not to be a 'victim'.

    Your little cable you have dangling I'm sure serves you just fine. But others...well...they would laugh at it. And BTW... at your cute little internet tough guy portrayal with your bad ass 2 foot length of tech cable.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Your question about bravery is both irrelevant to this discussion
    It was yours. To wit:

    Originally Posted by TurtleDude

    Why is it that so many liberals are opposed to self defense? iS it

    [ . . . ]

    2) are they cowards
    If bravery is irrelevant to the conversation, then why did you bring it up? Are you having a difficult time following a topic? Or can you explain why you said that arguing against keeping a pistol ready to fire at all times is a sign of cowardice -- a lack of bravery, and then turned around and said that bravery is irrelevant to the conversation?


    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Did I say "It makes me feel brave"? No, I didn't because bravery and cowardice have nothing to do with it,
    I know you didn't say that. I multi quoted. Turtle Dude said it. He felt that not wanting to carry with a round chamber at all times was "cowardice". So I asked him why he feels brave with a gun in position one. He then said that bravery and cowardice are irrelevant, which is kind of funny. I don't know why he brought it into the conversation if he doesn't want to explain how that makes him brave.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Right, more silliness. Tactical vests require changes in clothing choices, they aren't exactly "all day wear". The tradeoff to not wearing a vest is pretty much okay to the level of danger "potentially faced", not so much with a firearm. Besides, the best example of how badly this hypothetical of yours fails is the fact that officers on duty don't always "vest up", most officers will wear a vest to serve warrants, or in high crime areas but traffic cops........not so much, reason being the actual probability of danger.
    Interesting. Where I'm from they almost always wear vests, so I didn't know that. The point of it is that if you genuinely feel that you face an armed attack 24x7 then you should be taking more precautions. It's a hypothetical, of course. But you must see the point: If you're really in so much danger of an attack at any point in the day that you have to have a pistol ready to fire at all times, then why no precautions that aren't convenient? If it's a matter of convenience, then the argument that you could be attacked at any time seems weakend.
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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I'm trying, really trying, not to say what I think about raising a family in that atmosphere, exposing kids to that kind of risk, and I've kept my mouth zipped pretty good, I think. I'm telling myself that what you all are saying is true, that your daily lives are really lived under the threat of armed violence and it's not all just fancified justification for liking the feel and heft of a sidearm, concealed and ready. If I lived in that kind of place I'd be armed, guaranteed, legal or not.
    But I wouldn't live like that. I wouldn't expose my kids to that. Sorry, trying not to be judgemental, but I couldn't do it.
    Hell, I couldn't even stand the traffic- that's why I ended up out here in the toolies.

    yeah its a good thing you're not being judgemental.


    Its not like it is something that happens every week.


    I mean are you just here to troll? First you call it macho fantasy, then you imply I'm a bad parent for living somewhere that crime is possible.


    I got news for you; anywhere there are humans, crime is possible.

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    Re: Do you carry one in the chamber?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel View Post
    It was yours. To wit:



    If bravery is irrelevant to the conversation, then why did you bring it up? Are you having a difficult time following a topic? Or can you explain why you said that arguing against keeping a pistol ready to fire at all times is a sign of cowardice -- a lack of bravery, and then turned around and said that bravery is irrelevant to the conversation?




    I know you didn't say that. I multi quoted. Turtle Dude said it. He felt that not wanting to carry with a round chamber at all times was "cowardice". So I asked him why he feels brave with a gun in position one. He then said that bravery and cowardice are irrelevant, which is kind of funny. I don't know why he brought it into the conversation if he doesn't want to explain how that makes him brave.
    You make it a habit of assigning others statements to those who didn't issue it? And TD's comment wasn't about the bravery of those who own weapons, but rather the spinelessness of some people who hate others having guns, you apparently didn't read between the lines.
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