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Top Reasons to Get Your Concealed Carry Permit

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by Joe13, May 13, 2016.

  1. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Or someone you love should get theirs...



    Lot's of people get thier concealed carry permit for reasons other then to carry everyday - although that obviously doesn't apply to everyone.



    What are the reasons someone should get thier license EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT PLANNING TO CARRY??


    ***Not looking for opinions on why you should carry all the time cuz 'Merica and all that:p so please stay mostly on topic as this information could help others on the fence or that didn't even think about it being a good idea.
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll start with, I want my wife to get her's so I can have a loaded gun in a backpack and leave it in the car with her while I go into the mini mart to pay for a lotto ticket or whatever and still be legal.


    Even though she will most likely never carry a gun unless something changed dramatically.
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife has hers, which is currently expired (keep trying to get her in to renew) mostly because we applied for them together as at the time we both figured we'd be carrying from time to time. Since then she hasn't carried, but now wants to, so we need to get her up to date.

    The other reason I wanted her to have it, is if we were together and I perhaps needed to go into a business where it is prohibited by law for me to have a gun, I could potentially hand it off to her temporarily rather than just leave it in the car.

    Other possible consideration - if something were to happen to me, say a medical issue, accident, etc., she would have no issues being able to take possession of my gun and conceal it.
     
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  4. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My wife has her license and carry's almost all the time so when we are out together there is always a backup gun.
     
  5. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Reason 1#
    Cause there are crazy bastages out there, and I am not going to wait for some Ice Hole to farg up my day because I decided carrying was not needed.
    That and as I get older I am slowing down a tad, and physically being able to woop three guys may not be possible ( guys that want to cause me great harm). I hate to say equalizer but yea it kinda does if need be. I carry every day all day long Mrs does to, I mean seriously not a time I do not carry unless it a place I just can't. But the reasons are daily a good one. I get lazy and have started the truck and said awww just running down the the street then that voice say , hey idiot what you think now is a good time not to carry ? So habit is I carry always. I forget my cell sometimes not my firearm.
    Did I stay on topic ??
     
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  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    works well as a second government issued ID card. So you dont have to get a passport when you are not traveling.
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry to go off topic Joe, couldn't let a Johnny Dangerously reference go...I hope you can bear with me. If it's too far off topic, I'll pull it down ;)

    Now back to your original topic.
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm suprised to not have seen someone post:

    Because you can void the wait times on handguns.
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe in Washington - CHL's have no effect on wait times/BGC times in Oregon.
     
  10. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It was that way once but Ginny Burdick and other greedy lawmakers made sure there was a $10 fee on EVERY gun sale.
     
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  11. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    how bout this: because its my constitutional right to keep and bear arms


    'Merica!


    sorry. kinda
     
  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    except if youre trying to buy beer from an idiot.
     
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  13. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I woke up one day and felt like carrying a gun.

    :s0014:
     
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  14. David Bowman

    David Bowman Beaverton OR Archer Defense Concepts

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    Good to have so that if you ever do get stopped by a police officer, you are covered on the concealed carry portion of whatever you are discussing. In my 25 years plus of CC in 3 states, I have never been asked to produce my permit by anyone, nor have I had occasion to hand it a police officer (in my younger days there was alot of handing ID to the cops ;)).

    Businesses that post signs are cute. Their signs mean nothing to me. I go inside, transact my business and be on my way; and no one is the wiser. Concealed means concealed. If I am handing anyone a gun it is for three reasons: the guy at the gun store wants to put it back and hand me another one, the gunsmith is giving me my super-shooter back after repair or an up-fit or I am in need of cover fire from you this very moment.

    So a permit is nice. It can get you out of some trouble if you are talking to the cops because a soccer mom saw the hint of your master blaster peeking out from your shirt or you live somewhere that it expedites a sale.
     
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    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    So that we can have one on each side of the pickup.
     
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    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Cuz I was shot once and it didn't feel very good!! And I didn't have anything to shoot back with!


    Never again!
     
  18. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Put me in "the farging iceholes out there" school of thought.:cool:

    That and I figured it was one more middle finger in the faces of the gun grabbers.
    And every boomstick I buy/build these past couple of years is another middle finger.

    Brutus Out
     
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  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    The wife and I both carry, my sons carry, almost every one I know or care about carry. For most of the reasons listed here all ready. I hate that I feel I have to, but I would feel naked if I didn't. I like having an extra couple of guns handy should things go south, I like knowing I have serious back up, I like thumbing my nose every time I walk in to a Starbucks with two pistolas plus the one or two the wife has on her! I think more and more people are starting to realize that the world is not a very nice place, drugs and terror and many other things now take a way a little bit more each and every day, and I feel it is up to the growing number of us to seek out our own means of protection! And because cops only show up after the fact! Bad guys some times get away, and people have started becoming urban predators!o_O
     
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  20. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was at the LGS and asked about my T shirt hanging over my gun when hiking and camping. They said that would be considered CC , so I went and got my permit. They look cool in your wallet too.:p
     
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