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Always be Armed.

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by twoclones, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just another story to reinforce the need to always be armed.

    Today I talked with a business acquaintenance about a recent encounter he had. He carries concealed when away from home...
    Recently he heard someone screaming angrily outside of his house so walked outside and into the street looking. Saw nothing. Then when he stared back to the house, a guy came at him with a knife screaming and threatening to bring his homies back to kill everyone in his house. Was withing seven feet I was told.

    My friend's gun was in the bedroom! With his wife coming outside while calling 911 and other witnesses appearing, the bad guy left. Cops caught the guy 3 miles away. When they went to identify him the cops said he was a 'frequent flyer.'
     
  2. f3rr37

    f3rr37 Portland New Member

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    No doubt he'll probably start carrying around the house now.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    This is why I carry even around the house.
     
  4. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    After only a tiny bit of looking for recent knife attacks in my area, I found these this morning. Helps me realize just how foolish it would be to not shoot when threatened with a knife.

    Sunnyside police look for stabbing suspect
    Published Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011
    SUNNYSIDE -- A 30-year-old man is being sought by Sunnyside police after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend several times early Friday.

    Arrest made in Kennewick stabbing
    Published Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
    KENNEWICK -- A 30-year-old Kennewick man spent Thanksgiving in jail after allegedly stabbing another man in the chest Wednesday night.

    Stabbing victim shows up at Connell Sun Mart
    Published Friday, Nov. 25, 2011
    CONNELL -- A man was stabbed in the head in Connell and authorities are looking for a suspect.
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm sitting here at my computer with a Glock 23 strapped on. This world is a different place than what I grew up in.
     
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  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I never even open the door unless I have verified that it is a friend and even then I am always armed in case a baddie tries to force past them. I never open the door or step outside without being armed.. have needed to be armed several times in my life when it prevented my murder and the rape and possible murder of ladies in my care

    The naive really crack me up when they ask : "Why do you need a gun?" wow, they have a nasty lesson to learn someday
     
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  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    My sister asked me the other day "Why are you wearing a gun?" I asked her if she had noticed that every single day the past week there had been a murder of a stranger on the front page of the paper. She agreed there had been.

    So I asked her "Why aren't you carrying one" LOL.
     
  8. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I'm going to have to remember this one....


     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Or "because a cop is too heavy to carry"
     
  10. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    I seem to be at level "yellow" all the time now. Practice martial arts every day, Carry a small blade on my belt loop and carry my pistol on my 4 when not on the clock. Be prepared.
     
  11. lowly monk

    lowly monk Beaverton, Oregon. Just a guy. Bronze Supporter

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    Question. Do we need to have our ccp id on us at home etc?
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I don't have to pick over that. I always have mine on me just so I don't forget and leave it at home.
     
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  13. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I 100% agree with the concept that prepardness is not the same as paranoia. I was out gathering an arm load of firewood and had a guy walk right up my driveway trying to get into my neighbors rig and mine. I live in the quintecential middle class neighborhood. Bad guys can show up anywhere and anytime.
     
  14. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    We had an incident a couple of weekends ago. It happened at just after 10pm on either Friday or Saturday. There was a knock on my front door and it was a cop. He asked me if there was anyone visiting me that was outside. I said no. Apparently there was a guy outside who was behaving rather "strangely" and my neighbor called 911. He was banging on my van that was parked on the street when she came out and had been making quite a bit of a commotion before she came out. Then he ran along the side of her house and crashed though her picket fence into her back yard. I live in Seattle and there is about 6 feet between her house and my 6ft wood fence.
    When the cops arrived his was on the ground in her back yard. While I was outside they had him take a breathalyzer and he blew a 0.26 - which I believe amount to drunk out of his mind.
    This did make me think. What would have happened if I did come out armed before the cops got there are had to shoot him. Someone who is that drunk is not going to be even remotely coherent enough to process what is going on, but is not necessary malicious. All I have to say is that I am glad that when my neighbor tried calling me, she misdialed the number and I did not have to make a choice.
     
  15. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Tough situation. Guess it would come down to you being sure you were threatened to the point of needing to defend yourself with deadly force.
     
  16. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    To answer the question more directly- no, you do not need a concealed permit to carry openly or concealed on property that is legally under your control, youor homw, rental or not, or your 'fixed' place of business.
     
  17. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    I am always armed, home or away. If it is not on me at home then it is within arms reach. I came home the day before yesterday and someone had obviously tried to kick in my door. The door trim on the inside was the only thing keeping the door closed. (Why can't they try this when I'm home). It is a good thing that I have a 3 yr old Dobe that has a mean bark. I assume after one kick she went ape-bubblegum and they decided to take off. They never made it inside (good thing for them) but it makes you aware that anything can happen anywhere.
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    In the morning I wake up, take a shower, put my pants on, and then my gun on 100% of the time. If you want to jump me hide in the bathroom and wait, its your only chance. :thumbup:
     
  19. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    I have the same routine.

    On in the morning, off when i get to work, back on when i leave work, off (on the nightstand) when i go to bed. Except weekends and holidays, on when i get up, off when i go to bed.

    Lefty.
     
  20. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I work at a high school. As you all know there is a no gun policy for schools. That didn't stop a kid about 5-6 years ago from bringing his dad's 10mm and shooting another kid who had been bullying him. I remember coming into work a couple hours after the incident wishing I could carry at school.