I was born in Grants Pass OR and raised in Cave Junction. I served in the military and saw the end of the Vietnam War. I've never owned a gun until 2 years ago. I saw Socialism starting to take away my Constitutional rights and decided to start investing in guns and ammo. When I joined the military I took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, and I will hold to that oath until I go to see my Lord. I hope and pray that our military and law enforcement will protect us when the government attempts to abolish the Constitution, but I will stand with millions of my fellow gun carrying Americans if they won't. My other reason for owning guns, and obtaining a CCP, is that crime in the Tri Cities is creeping up due to the rising numbers of illegal immigrants and gangs here. My wife and I both carry and have taken several classes to help us. My landlord is a retired policeman, several men in my church are LEO's, and the County Sheriff is a very good friend who lives 2 blocks away. They all help us too. I've read hundreds of posts on here to gain knowledge about many things and decided it was time to join.