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Old 01-02-2010, 13:05   #1
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Carry 24/7 or just when needed?

I was just curious if most of us carry 24/7 or just part time (when going to bad parts of town, or late at night). I'm guessing some leave it in their vehicle. I'm new and have my permit, but I'm still getting into the habit.
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Old 01-02-2010, 13:49   #2
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How does one know when it is going to be needed. To me carrying when and where legal, i.e. 24/7, is when needed.

I don't knowingly go to the bad parts of town, etc.
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Old 01-02-2010, 13:51   #3
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I don't cross my door pane unarmed, period.

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Old 01-02-2010, 13:51   #4
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24/7 and 365 days a year! I am never unarmed, not even in the shower!
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Old 01-02-2010, 13:54   #5
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OP- Define "when needed". Then really think about your response. It's a good exercise to go through as a license holder.

Short answer...... you do not know where you will or will not need it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 13:54   #6
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Allways, Better to have it and not need it then to not have it and need it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:25   #7
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How does one know when it is going to be needed. To me carrying when and where legal, i.e. 24/7, is when needed.

I don't knowingly go to the bad parts of town, etc.
Exactly! How the heck would you or could you possibly have any idea of if and when you are going to need the most important tool you ever used? Like many here, I carry 24/7/365 99.9% of the time and avoid like crazy going anywhere without it.

Cause you never know about the if and when.

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Old 01-02-2010, 14:32   #8
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Exactly! How the heck would you or could you possibly have any idea of if and when you are going to need the most important tool you ever used? Like many here, I carry 24/7/365 99.9% of the time and avoid like crazy going anywhere without it.

Cause you never know about the if and when.

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Yep, I also vote for the 24/7 concept.

Who knows "when it's needed" may come around?

If I did, I'd have a rifle at the ready.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:37   #9
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Everywhere I go. I am giving up my company vehicle due to our policy of not allowing guns in them. I understand the policy and liability but I am not comfortable letting someone else decide about my personal safety. My vehicle, my choice.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:37   #10
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24 by 7. If I know a place where I will need to be armed I won't go there.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:57   #11
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You won't really know when it's needed until it's too late. The average ccw'er will live a full and natural life without ever needing a firearm to defend themself, so this isn't really a question of immediacy. Carry where and when you're legal and comfortable. Use supplemental locking devices when leaving your gun unattended in a vehicle. How much you carry is a personal preference.
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Old 01-02-2010, 14:58   #12
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I honestly don’t have a clue when I’ll need it. There is a possibility I never will; however, since I have the ability to carry most of the time, why gamble? I have a bunch of stuff in my car, in my house and in my purse for “just in case”. I can manage carrying one more.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Before I started carrying a wise person told me that I should never give a thought as to when to carry, it should be something you do always. The only active thought about carrying was as to where not to, those would be places where it is illegal or prohibited. <o:p></o:p>
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I’ve read something like this many times in the forum and I’m in complete agreement with that statement: “If I knew when and where I would need a gun, I would just make sure never to be there. For the other times I just carry in case it is needed.”<o:p></o:p>
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If you’re starting now, make it a habit to carry with you always and eliminate the guess work as to when you think your risk without one is higher. Of course, don’t carry where it is not legal.<o:p></o:p>
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The people in the story on the link above gathered for a family Thanksgiving dinner in a relatively safe neighborhood. I doubt any of them thought they would need a firearm that day.<o:p></o:p>

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Old 01-02-2010, 15:01   #13
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Only time I am not armed is when I'm asleep and then my gun is in my reach as I sleep.
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:18   #14
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Make it a habit, in that case u will have the gun if you need it or not....
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:19   #15
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24 by 7. If I know a place where I will need to be armed I won't go there.
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:23   #16
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i carry 24/7!....if i only carryed when "needed" i think id be beter off not going to that place. but what do i know about trying to stay out of trouble.
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Do you have a fire extinguisher in your house all the time, or only when it's needed?
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:45   #18
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24/7 too!

Wherever legal.
Hopefully, that part will expand substantially with the coming legislative session here in Georgia.
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:49   #19
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On my person, in the car, in the home, 24/7. You never know when you might need it. No different than grabbing my wallet, cell, and keys in the morning.
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:51   #20
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24/7 365 never leave home without it, hell I got my G17 on me right now.
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Old 01-02-2010, 16:09   #21
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One Very Good Reason to CCW 24/7

I do not want to have some lawyer in front of a judge/jury implying that I was guilty of murder because I thought way ahead of time to get my handgun from my bedroom in my distant house and shoot the deceased scumbag who had kidnapped my daughter in front of my unarmed person.
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Do you wear a seatbelt 24/7...or only when you're doing 80 down an icy patch of country road at midnight?

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Old 01-02-2010, 18:08   #23
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Many folks are somewhat selective of when they carry. While it is true that you never know when you will need it, the same can be said about lots of other things we selectively carry at various times. Someone who actually carries 24/7/365 and is not in a combat zone, folks that carry in the shower, folks that sleep cuddled up to the gun like it was a teddy bear, etc......well, no need to comment further, IMO. If you can't tell the difference between a relatively safe location and a relatively bad location you have a lot worse problem than if you should carry a gun or not, IMO.
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I was just curious if most of us carry 24/7 or just part time (when going to bad parts of town, or late at night). I'm guessing some leave it in their vehicle. I'm new and have my permit, but I'm still getting into the habit.
If you are going to just carry "when needed", I hope your Spidey Sense is under warranty. THE DAY will not announce itself.....
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The people in the story on the link above gathered for a family Thanksgiving dinner in a relatively safe neighborhood. I doubt any of them thought they would need a firearm that day.<o:p></o:p>

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I got "made" at Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunt's. My cousin just got his CHP and was carrying. Noticed I had extra bumps. Asked me what I was carrying and lifted his coat to show his Sigma.
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