What bapple said x2. Minus that shirt.
Haha, I don't actually wear one. That would be beyond retarded to advertise that I'm carrying.
Sure you passed a class and go shoot targets at some gun range, but are you really about to whip that thing out in a hostile situation and start firing down on bad guys ?
This was literally the first thing our instructor told us. And I quote, "If you cannot bring yourself to shoot another human being, please leave now."
No one should ever take bringing a life to an end as an easy thing. But the decision to do it outweighs some punks desire to hurt me and take my things (or my life). If he has threatened my life, my life is more important than his and worth defending.
Unless I'm out strolling around Choctaw at 4 in the morning i just don't see the need.
Do you not wear your seatbelt in your car when you don't expect to get in a wreck? Do you cancel your insurance on your house when you don't expect it to burn to the ground?
Carrying a gun is a preventative measure, not a proactive one. People who carry them do not take the responsibility lightly. We are responsible for everything that leaves that barrel, unlike law enforcement who have immunity from collateral damage (to a certain degree).
I think your safest bet is to just not go in places where you think you would need a gun.
I do agree with this though.
EDIT: I also respect your decision to not carry all the time. Some people don't like having that burden of responsibility on them 24/7 and that's respectable and considerate of others.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 12:32 am