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Why you carry all the time

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by RicInOR, May 20, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Allahu Akbar!
     
  3. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    Same reason I wear a seat belt in the car and a helmet on the bike. Just in case. Don't want to need it, but sure glad it's there if crap like this happens.
     
  4. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I have a one word reply,,,, BACON!
     
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  5. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    I agree with twinstick, heaven forbid I need it, but I'll be damned if I need it and don't have it.
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Because a cop is too heavy!

    Plus there was already one instance where just showing I was armed stopped two Spanish speaking "gentlemen" from attempting to break into my motorhome in a remote area of WY.

    Deen
     
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  7. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Because when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.

    Although I'll be honest, I don't have my carry permit yet, so I don't carry, but I'm taking the class soon, and the above is the reason why I will be carrying!
     
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  8. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Because it is my responsibility to protect my family.
     
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  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    When people ask me why I carry my answer is this...

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  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ^^^Nice looking kids, PP!
    There are any number of reasons why I carry. I'm old and can't can't fight worth beans anymore. That bothers me but wouldn't matter anyway because these days any opposition will likley be packing. I figure that in the inner city I'm just evening the playing field. Also, there are dangerous people everywhere, city or country, North, South, East or West! I think that our overcrowded, overwelmed, no hope society produces more sociopaths every day and I don't see it getting any better. In my inner-city neighborhood we would seem to some to be modestly well off so I have been also packing at home for the last year or so. One other thing that I truly believe is that anti 2nd Amendment progressives just do not believe in evil! I've seen it, stared in its eye, I know it's real!
     
  11. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Kids are precious. We do need to protect them.
     
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  12. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

    Why not is my answer!

    Deen
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    "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
     
  13. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    When the fit hits the shan, I won't be a statistic from lack of return fire.
     
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  14. SturgeonSlayer

    SturgeonSlayer St.Helens Active Member

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    Because I refuse to be a victim.
     
  15. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not there are evil people in the world. Unfortunately the evil doers are usually not spotted until they are doing something evil. By then it is to late unless one has a way to fight back.

    Remember, the first rule of a gunfight is HAVE A GUN!
     
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  16. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    The same reason I carry a multitool, knife, rope, water, gloves and a few other odds and ends, because should I ever need it, Ill have it. A lot of times its little stuff that can really help other folks: jumper cables, a car jack, disinfectant..etc.

    That and crazy folks can snap at any minute & where ever they please. As a journeyman Im all over the place and make pit stops in seedy locations..
    Id happily be the first responder if it means saving my life and the lives around me. Anything is better than nothing, however when the leos show up, its all them.. If I dont get shot by them by mistake, but thats another issue.
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Although I agree with all the replies,the OP made a statement,'this is ...."why you carry all the time" ' ,not asking a question.
    And I'm kinda surprised nobody corrected his grammar,thinking it was a question.Or did those people know it was a statement?
    Hmmmm. We may never know.

    I have to remember this though. I don't carry all the time because people don't mess with me.
    My buddy was following me at a gun show and I bumped into this guy. He turned to say something and looked at me and walked off. My friend just laughed.
    BUT,what if some crazy is at a store I walk into? What if he doesn't have any fear left in him?
    Or anger has taken over,as was the case in the article?
     
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    YoungBlood SW Washington Active Member

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    I carry because it makes me feel like a tuff guy in a 90's action movie:D
     
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  19. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I carry all the time because the world has gotten crazy. I never carried an off duty weapon for over 28 years in law enforcement but that has all changed. Be safe everyone.
     
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  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'm 6' @ 210lbs with a generally stoic demeanor (in public) and seldom get bothered, but (in addition to my CCW) I've taken to carrying a collapsible baton on my belt that looks like a mini-flashlight while in my work clothes.

    I've actually had to use it once to fend off a large dog, and once while working downtown in Portland to discourage an aggressive transient from panhandling me WELL WITHIN in my personal space.

    Thankfully, I never had to strike them in either incident.