Dan A. Mefford, D.C.
I recently had very relevant concern expressed by someone who I think is a very responsible thinker. He was concerned about the Constitutional Carry of Arms ordinance referendum. Here is what he expressed, “Do we really need people packing heat to restaurants, bars, basketball games, Church, and everywhere else? This seems completely unnecessary.”
I like to say that it is a little like carrying insurance. We “carry” insurance around the clock because we just never know. Occasionally people will be concerned because they wonder if we could have “wild west” incidents occurring. However 49 states have found that it just doesn’t happen. Now they have substantially decreased crime, simply because the “bad guys” are not sure who might be carrying “insurance.”
I ran across this little tidbit below by an unknown author, which I think explains the thought process of most People who carry.
“My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps, and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an old fashioned whoopin'."
He went on to state, “I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.”
“I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.”
“I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.”
“I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.”
“I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.”
“I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.”
“I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.”
“I don't carry a gun because I am a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.”
“I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.”
“I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.”
“I don't carry a gun because I love it. I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.”
“Police are not always able to protect you from crime. Sometimes you just have take care of it yourself.”
“Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin.'”
And I would like to ad, women carry because this little tool of self defense makes them equal.
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