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Old 12-10-2010, 14:55   #151
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When the entire United States goes one year with out any murder or crime of any kind, I might consider leaving the house without a firearm..................

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Old 12-10-2010, 15:42   #152
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I apply the same logic to SD as I do other risks that we may encounter in life. I decided long ago that I was not going to go through like like I am on some "spec-op mission" of self defense but more of a common sense preparedness towards risks in general.
Well heck, there's the problem right there. Trying to apply common sense to the issue!

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Old 12-10-2010, 16:02   #153
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That's kind of like saying I only wear my seatbelt when I think I'm going to get in a wreck
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Old 12-10-2010, 16:18   #154
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Just when im out and about..I dont carry in the house unless I have been out and about to put it on in the first place.
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Old 12-10-2010, 18:44   #155
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Old 12-10-2010, 23:59   #156
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in my state u half to carry all the time kids down here will shoot you,i mean 15 years old out robbing folks kids age 15 to 23 getting murder over dumb stuff.
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Old 12-11-2010, 14:34   #157
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Do you think having a gun on you prevents crime???
It could through body language. If one exhibits more confidence walking around with a gun on them this is shown through body language. Criminals are just like any other human and can pick up on these bodily cues. It is well know that any criminal will attempt to pick out a weaker target than a stronger one. Your external confidence plays a big part in appearing to be a more difficult target as opposed to a weaker one.

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Old 12-11-2010, 17:44   #158
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It could through body language. If one exhibits more confidence walking around with a gun on them this is shown through body language. Criminals are just like any other human and can pick up on these bodily cues. It is well know that any criminal will attempt to pick out a weaker target than a stronger one. Your external confidence plays a big part in appearing to be a more difficult target as opposed to a weaker one.
If one needs to have a gun to walk with confidence, I don't think the gun will change things much. But you make my point, I think. Whether one has the gun or not does not prevent the crime as the criminal doesn't see the gun. The criminals perception of you as a target, accurate or inaccurate, prevents the crime.

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Old 12-11-2010, 17:48   #159
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i treat it just like an american express card.!
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Old 12-11-2010, 18:01   #160
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With the development of reliable pocket pistols chambered in the .380 round, theres no reason not to be armed %100 of the time when outside of the home.
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Old 12-11-2010, 18:01   #161
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The criminals perception of you as a target, accurate or inaccurate, prevents the crime.
This is quite true folks. As Clint Smith says, "If you look like food you will be eaten."

And if you look like a mark, armed or unarmed, you will be robbed or worse.

Now I don't take my roscoe with me to the shower. I don't mow the lawn with my hogleg strapped to my thigh. And I don't sleep with one stashed under my pillow.

But I do consistently take either a J .38 or my Glock 26 with me whenever I go out!

And most importantly I try to not look like food! I keep alert. I go out looking like I have a purpose. I keep my head up and eyes open. And I don't go to bars, I don't get drunk, I don't get into arguments, I don't stay out late at night. I also work out and keep fairly healthy (Krav Maga and Taekwondo will do that for you.)

And all that means far more than packing a roscoe 7/24. Far far more.

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:20   #162
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Carry practically 24/7 unless I'm showering or asleep. And even then gun is always within reach.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:51   #163
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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.
So tell me who you call to find out if you're going to need it or not, please!

Will they pay for all your medical expenses if they're wrong? If not, why would you believe them?

This one confuses me. Do you only carry a spare when you plan on having a flat? Do you throw a first aid kit in the car whenever you expect yourself to get cut or burnt? Do you rent a fire extinguisher only when you believe you're going to set the stove on fire?
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:56   #164
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:20   #165
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:26   #166
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Whenever bad guys send me letters stating that they are going to attack me at an exact certain time and place, I take a gun out of the safe and strap it on for the occasion. [/sarcasm]

But seriously, it is very unusual for me to leave the home unarmed.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:15   #167
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Old 11-28-2011, 16:14   #168
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I carry all the time. I have a gun within arms length of me 16 hours a day. The other 8 hours when I'm at work it's in my car. You never know when you are going to need it. It's always better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
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