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Old June 7, 2011, 10:02 PM   #26
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And you have been in how many knife fights, pray tell?
As for knives, I have been practicing for a few decades with bamboo. But in my statement I was only referring to a short exhibition where I shave a patch of hair off of my arm...

For defensive purposes, my knife is just like my gun. I practice with it religiously, while praying that I never need to employ it. But, unlike my gun, I use my blade daily, for everything from box-opening, to picking my teeth in the absence of a good quality toothpick. It is literally, an extension of my hand. I'm no "joe-bad-@$$" but I was blessed with sufficient dexterity and superb coordination.
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Old June 8, 2011, 10:25 AM   #27
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I carry everywhere I legally can.
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Old June 8, 2011, 10:48 AM   #28
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I don't carry 100% of the time. Many times, I leave the gun locked up in my car. .....so shoot me, I'm lazy. I think the Constitution says somewhere that I have a fundamental right to be lazy.
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Old June 14, 2011, 01:35 PM   #29
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Why not carry?

Yes it is your right to be lazy and to be vocal about it.
But I feel that taking the time to prepare myself for the worst is worth it.
So, I do carry everyday as long as I'm not at work (which still allows me to have a firearm in my vehicle as long as my CCDW permit is valid), or anyplace else which prohibits carrying. I try to do everything possible to minimize the amount of time that I'm not carrying.
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Old June 14, 2011, 02:31 PM   #30
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Unless prohibited, such as when I travel overseas, I'm carrying at all times, usually an LCP.
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Old June 14, 2011, 06:26 PM   #31
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Unfortunately I fall more into the altruism category than most any other... I support the right unwaveringly and always have. My CCDW is probably more of a statistic skewer than anything.

I carry on rare occasion when I am somewhere that it is legal to do so. I work in medical sales and fly around the country most of the time. That means no guns on planes, no guns in hospitals, and no guns in many metropolitan hotels (that one has suprised me lately). Even cities like Dallas restrict carrying concealed in MANY places. I used to try and carry more when out and about, but it's getting to be too much of a pain unless I can drive somewhere instead of fly... Then there's working in IL, CA, NY, and other states KY doesn't have reciprocity with (which aren't many).

My wife is warming up to guns. Since she saw her first one at age 33, she now doesn't necessarily think they will just get up and go around the house shooting things on thier own. However, that's about as far as she'll go. If one was on the ground she would run from it! I'm trying to get her to the range, but it's tougher than dragging a donkey into the Lion house...

I live in the city, so it's tough to find a place to shoot often. I try and hit the ranges on occasion, but that requires a couple of uninturrupeted hours that I don't get often. Maybe a couple Saturdays a year I can get 4 hours with no job, no family, and no responsibility to put some rounds downrange. I'm (unfortunately) that guy who has $8,000 in guns and has shot $800 in ammo.... Think about that. I'm not proud... It's the harsh reality though. Heck, I only know a couple of people that even have more than an acre, and only one that's not my parent's age. I don't live in the world I grew up in.

However, I don't have a disillusioned view of the world. My neighborhood is rediculously secure (yeah, I know what you're all thinking right now but it really is a nice place). I don't go many places where I can be taken advantage of, in fact it would be very rare for that to occur. No gas stations, no walking around, no parking lots, no malls at night. Most places that I end up your average tweaker or BG couldn't get near, unless they've been brought in (i.e. hospitals, where they are needed more than many other places). I also don't stand out much as a target and strive to keep it that way. I'll play the odds.

I feel my security and my family's is my job. I will do what I can to achieve that, when I can. Due to my lifestyle it's easier than not. That being said, fortune and luck are generally byproducts of awareness and preparation. I feel more secure carrying, but carrying does not make me secure.
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Old June 14, 2011, 06:40 PM   #32
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I never carry a firearm for self defense... I will if I am ever in a place where open carry is legal.

Just can't get a comfortable method of concealed carry.

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Old June 14, 2011, 07:08 PM   #33
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I would say that I carry "every day", but not in a strictly literal sense. There are days when I don't but they are few and far between.

I might be up to 8 or 10 days that I haven't carried since I got my permit 2 years, 4 months and 22 days ago. I guess that puts me around 98.86%
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Old June 14, 2011, 08:48 PM   #34
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I only own one centerfire gun. If I'm out of the house, it's on me - 100% of the time. 357Mag Ruger single action. Modified and next month will get even wilder.
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Old June 15, 2011, 01:03 AM   #35
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I carry most every day for and have for as long as I can remember.

Know that naked feeling you get if you forget your wallet....well
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