Why DON'T you carry a gun?

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    If the threat of guns in the hands of the public - law abiding citizens and criminals alike - is as bad as you think it is - so bad, in fact, that you believe the rights of the law abiding must limited for the better sake of society - why haven't you purchased a gun and taken the training necessary to use it effectively?
     
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    H&K compact .45 dont leave home with out it.
     
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    I keep a gun at home. But I would no sooner carry a deadly weapon in public than I would carry an unlit Molotov cocktail in my pocket.
     
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    I guess I am a fatalist and trust that I'm not going anywhere that a robber or madman is likely to be. So far there have been no incidents at Albertson's grocery store or Walgreens or Wal-Mart or Borders Bookstore or Applebee's and such, so I don't really feel any danger or need for self protection in such places.

    When I was working in areas in which I did not feel so safe, however, I did carry.

    Somebody asked me one time what I was afraid of. And I repeated that oft repeated line you see: "Not a damn thing." :)
     
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    I don't own a handgun. My daughter lost mine.

    I have suicidal thoughts so probably will not buy another. I still have my rifles and a good store of ammo if it comes to a need for defense.

    I am pretty sure that if I applied for a concealed carry permit the Sheriff would turn it down because I once tried to commit suicide. ( used pills).

    Besides in this State local business can designate their buildings as no carry. Lot of places have the sign so I would be leaving it in the car more then carrying it.
     
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    That is a wise path. Leaving a gun in a car is the best way to put it in the hand of criminals. I have packed when I thought the situation warrented it. Which was very seldom.

    In public? Hell no. How are you going to fire at a miscreant in public without endangering a lot of innocent people?
     
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    Got 'em. Don't carry 'em. Don't feel the need.
     
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    California won't allow me to.

    If they would, I would.

    Simple as that.
     

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