Random Thoughts on Carrying A Firearm

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Commentary
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As a law abiding citizen I’m glad to see that the second amendment (and my pistol permit) allow me to carry a firearm legally.  Here are some important reasons why being armed in the event your life is in danger is so critically important.

  • Criminals attack when the police are not present and when there are no police in sight.  This leaves you alone to fend for yourself if attacked.
  • Criminals target individuals they believe they can overpower; so when an intended victim draws a gun in a defensive manner the criminal quickly realizes that the target has the potential to stop them immediately.
  • Are criminals afraid of law abiding citizens with guns?  Absolutely.
  • When you are attacked, it is your right and responsibility to defend yourself.
  • Police rarely stop crime from taking place but instead investigate violent offenses after they have ocurred.
  • Violent death at the hands of a criminal is one thing you can’t do over.
  • Better to have a gun and not need it then need a gun and not have it.
  • If you are about to become the victim of a violent crime ask yourself the following.  Do I have time to reach a phone and dial 911 before being attacked?  If I reach the police how long will it take the police to arrive if an attack is imminent?  

These statements and more are just some of the reasons why it is essential that law abiding citizens need to make sure that their rights to legally own firearms are not usurped.  As I’ve stated in previous posts firearms training and proper practice at a gun range is essential for those who choose to legally own guns.



  1. I grew up in a home where guns were kept for defense. I would add that children in the home especially need to be trained and taught respect for the gun. Having a gun in your home for defense and then locking it up somewhere to keep junior from getting his hands on it is not going to help much more than not having a gun at all.

  2. rmactsc says:

    I agree with you Cheryl. Training is key and proper training of everyone in the home including children goes a long way towards preventing mishaps.

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