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With so much crime going on in the world, and people seem not to have a care in the world from stealing and robbing others, do you have a CCW or carry or even own a handgun?

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      Denise Richardson wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I personally don’t have a CCW but my hubby does, I’m considering it though I’m always out and about pretty much alone, but I hope I never, ever have to use a gun.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • heart I have two thoughts on this subject.
      1) being raised in Montana where everyone basically has a firearm of some caliber, I was taught how to respect your firearm and what it can and will do. It was DRILLED into you like learning to walk,drive ect....so needless to say I am very equiped to handle my guns. And a damn good shot. BUT....even though there areclasses and training they lack something and I know its that healthy amount of fear and respect you need to have.
      It also depends geographically where you live if you get this because once I moved to California it was more of a status item and thats scarey. I know alot of people including law enforcement that do NOT have that healthy amount of fear and respect for the firearm they own.
      Two) I believe u have the right to protect yourself.
      With all that I think if u own a firearm in a city, in a state where hunting is not away of life(example florida.....maine ect) your firearm should NOT be able to be carried. Own it for protection of your home and for the love of God keep it up and locked where noone but u can get it if u hear someone entering your house in the middle of the night.
      As far as outside carry mase or a whistle something other than a gun.
      8 out of 10 people that own a firearm and carry it shouldnt because having it and being able to really understand what the effect of using it are two entirely different mental understandings and more accidents happen with fear of incorrect usage and fear period than a real need to use or even draw the firearm.
      Its not a status symbol. Its the power of life or death.
      Thats a huge difference NO ONE can understand unless a life has been taken by the shooter be it animal or human. The impact is huge.
      Please reflect on that before choosing a firearm as your only option.
      Not saying that its not for everyone but for some its not.
      My firearm is locked at home and I still worry. Ive owned firearms most of my life.
      Owned my first riffle (a 22) at ten.
      I carry mase I hated the fact I killed a deer.
      Its not for everyone.




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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I do not personally carry a gun but my goal in 2011 is to get my concealed weapons permit.  We have an arsenal at my house and my husband is a major gun collector and goes to the rifle range weekly.  

      I have taken two firearm safety courses.  I strongly suggest to anyone to take a class or two..EVEN if you do not plan on carrying a gun or ever shooting one.  It’s just good information to know.  

      I too grew up with them.  My father taught me how to respect a gun and as a child I KNEW BETTER than to ever bother his gun.
      There is some town...can’t remember where in the US that most of it’s citizens carry a gun in plain view.  Their crime rate hardly exist.  So there ya go...




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • heart thats the respect of the power they have. Mary you grew up with it thats the point I was making. Its a big difference than never growing up with them as part of your life.




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      Suzann wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I should so take a class in self-defense. Thanks for posting this, and you guys thanks for your thoughts on it in the comments section.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • My hubby has a few guns, although I don’t like having them in the house but if something should happen that we need one I guess it’s either us or the bad people getting it, and it’s not going to be us. Although it’s pretty hard to get into our yard with our dog, and the walls around us plus the locked gate we have, I mean if someones going to go thru all the trouble to get into our yard, then they shouldn’t be too surprised when they get a gun in their face...LOL!! just sayn’ other then that, I think I would be too freaked out to carry one of my own in my purse. I just barely got some pepper spray.




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      Angelcart wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I don’t have a concealed license but have strongly considered it.  We keep a shotgun at the top of our stairs for unwanted visitors and we have a 22 and 45 handgun.  I had a police officer tell me once that if you ever pull a gun then you better use it.  And he added.......aim to kill.  I’d much rather it be “them” than “me“.




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 1, 2010
    • Since hub is a hunter, we have quite a collection of guns, not to mention hand guns, needless to say, I have not used any of these, but it may be worth it in the long run to take a class and get a permit.




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