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Why Do I Carry A Handgun?

Mike McDaniel, of Stately McDaniel Manor, gives us a succinct listing of most (if not all) or the reasonable answers to the question Why Do I Carry A Handgun?

Killing Zombies is not one of them.

Here are the answers I choose to use:

* Evil exists and may confront anyone at any time and any place.

* As an adult, I am solely responsible for my continuing existence.

You should visit the link above and read the whole thing.

One answer was not on the list:

Some guys just carry a gun, you know? – Lee Harvey Oswald

Made sense when I read the Warren Report, still does.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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12 thoughts on “Why Do I Carry A Handgun?

  1. I’m working on the story of my assault and decision to start carrying a gun. Sometimes your eyes get opened for you. Of course when I started carrying, I was 19 and it was less than legal. Sometimes you have to decide what is more important, obedience of a law or your personal safety. I will choose safety every time.

    Posted by robertsgunshop | August 15, 2013, 8:49 am
  2. I carried concealed years ago, without official sanction, because of the two reasons you list as your favorites.
    They’re mine, too. Now of course, we don’t need no steenkin’ permits… :)

    Posted by Rev. Paul | August 15, 2013, 9:12 am
  3. Every man should have his keys, wallet, knife and gun.
    Kinda like putting your drawers and shoes on, it’s just something you do.

    Posted by KM | August 15, 2013, 11:48 am
  4. I carry a gun because I am a free man. Bearing arms has always been the hallmark of free men.

    Posted by Matt, another | August 15, 2013, 8:51 pm
  5. I carry because a mean dog might try to bite me. No, this not a joke. I have had close encounters with bad dogs.

    Posted by harp1034 | August 15, 2013, 10:18 pm
  6. I carry because I’m too old to fight, too fat to run and too gosh-darned good looking to die.

    Posted by Larry | August 16, 2013, 5:03 am

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