Thread: When to carry?
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Old September 7, 2012, 12:24 PM   #6
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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I carry whenever I legally can. I'm not clairvoyant. I have no way to know if today is more likely to be my unlucky day than any other day.

As for avoiding risky behaviors, I already do that and continue to do that even when I'm carrying a gun. I might be carrying a gun, but I still don't want to have to use it. As a rule of thumb, if I think I might need a gun, I don't go there or do that.

As I see it, carrying a gun for self defense is for that last small bit of uncertainty that can not be otherwise eliminated.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper
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