Be Honest: There is only one real reason to need to carry a gun.

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    FEAR

    Seriously. Think about it. If there was no FEAR of being robbed and/or assaulted there is no reason to carry a gun, right?

    We buy auto insurance and wear seat belts because we FEAR that at some point in time we may be involved in an accident. (Ok, and in most cases the law requires it and we fear getting a ticket too.)

    Hey!! I'm not knocking it. Illinois will soon finally join everyone else in passing a CC law. When we do that I will get one so I can carry it in any areas known for high crime rates. But since I don't FEAR being robbed and/or assaulted in my small hometown I don't feel the need to carry it around.

    Now I also realize that there are those who simply want to carry one around like a playtoy. But I suspect that they are simply making up for other "shortcomings".

    So if anyone disagrees that FEAR is the primary motivation to carry a gun please explain why it's not.

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    You forgot about hunting. In this day and age, people don't hunt out of fear of starvation.

    As for personal security, yes; that's fear-based. Nevertheless, fear can still be healthy, up to a point. It's only excessive fear and paranoia that bring on problems.
     
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    In no way did I intend to equate carrying guns in the woods (hunting) with concealed carry.

    BTW....I've shot and eaten many rabbits, squirrels, quail and pheasant in my day!!

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    I guess you can say that, but I got my CHL to support the right to have one. I consider every day I have it as a vote, letting my state know that citizens consider the right important. Here in TX anyone eligible to own a firearm can have one in their vehicle, but you need a CHL to carry on your person. Rights are kind of like muscles, if you don't exercise them they tend to waste away.
     
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    Say you're right....What the fuck is it to you?
     
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    I am right. And it's nothing to me as long as you admit that the reason your carry is because you're scared shitless.
     
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    If every person that we encounter on a daily basis were, indeed, carrying....this would be a rational fear.
     
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    The beauty of it is neither you or the bad guys know for sure, who is, or who is not carrying and you get a proven benefit form that.
     
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    I said say your right...As in "let's take your argument as face value"....This is not about me.

    Now, answer the question and tell us how it's any of your goddamn business?
     
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    You are such a wimpy puss. fear and adrenalin are what keeps you alive you moronic bathtub. without that you'd be dead er n a doornail.
     
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