Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Why I carry a gun"

Been around before, but, considering the guy who e-mailed this to me is a 20+ year police officer, I thought I'd put it up.

Why I Carry a Gun

My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin'."

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 thatI 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 because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

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 three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun becauseI 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. Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'.
... author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

4 comments:

Marja said...

Make sure that you'll keep that right. I live in Northern Europe and don't have it. I think one of the best things about internet is the fact that I have found out I'm not nuts because I believe I should have the right to carry, and the right to defend myself even with lethal force if necessary, that there actually is good evidence that having that right won't lead to chaos and blood on the streets but rather the opposite. Perhaps, with enough time, the people here will start getting over that false belief, too. I'm not holding my breath though.

Anonymous said...

I carry. I was in a mall at Christmastime and was accosted coming out of the bathroom by three teen age punks. I tried to leave but they weren't letting me. So I sighed and said, "I'm too old and stove up to fight, and I'm not giving you my billfold, so I'll simply have to shoot one or two of you. Man, those dipshits could run. (By the way, they were the same color as His Holiness, The One True Obamasaih.)

On another note, I was carrying my Star B. It's the same size and weight of a M1911. I'm thinking of a different carry piece. Charter Arms has a nice 5 shot .44 special with a 2 1/2" barrel. Not horribly spendy and looking down the maw of that thing is like looking into the depths of Hell. I think the intimidation factor is awesome. It's lighter and smaller, too.
Gerry N.

Anonymous said...

Amen and pass the ammunition

Anonymous said...

I like the post very much and feel those freedoms should be protected...however...in the good old USA it's far more likely the person in the right would be prosecuted for his action than the perp. Terribly sad, but true. The whole world is upside down, and I think it's too late to fix it.