Why Own A Gun?

Discussion in 'Bill of Rights' started by kellory, Feb 14, 2015.


  1. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    This was forwarded to me, source unknown......


    Why Carry a Gun?

    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 ass whoopin.'
    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'm 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 protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves,
    because police do not protect you from crime, they just investigate the
    crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
    Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old
    to take an ass whooping'! Author unknown (but obviously brilliant)
    A LITTLE GUN HISTORY
    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953,
    about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded
    up and exterminated.
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    In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million
    Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Germany established gun control in 1938: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13
    million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were
    rounded up and exterminated.
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    China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political
    dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Guatemala established gun control in 1964: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan
    Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Uganda established gun control in 1970: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians,
    unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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    56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control .
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    You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating
    this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and,
    yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
    With guns, we are 'citizens'; without them, we are 'subjects'.
    During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they
    knew most Americans were ARMED!

    gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the world!
    If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun-control message to all
    of your friends.
    The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense.
    The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important
    than either.
    SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD!

    SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT
    IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

    SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!
    IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
    I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment! If you are too, please forward this. If you're
    not a believer, please reconsider the true facts. This is history; not the BS that's being shown on TV, sanctioned by our illustrious delusional leaders in Washington.
     
  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

  3. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator

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  5. tedrow42

    tedrow42 Monkey

    great post and off subject @NotSoSneaky that pic was my facebook pic for a long time
     
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  6. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    This was and is how sheep are made and herded. Love the post
     
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

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  8. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    Right on and great thread.
     
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  9. smithcp2002

    smithcp2002 Monkey+ Site Supporter++

    Great post, have seen this before, posted at the Rod & Gun
     
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  10. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    Liked, and I am a supporter of the 2nd Amendment and the rest of the Constitution. KF
     
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  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    There is a BIG Difference between, "Why own a Gun?" And "Why carry a Gun?"

    I own a lot of Tools, a Gun is just one of them... I Carry the Tools that I need to be equipped for the job, that I am planning on doing. If I have a Nail to pound, I carry a Hammer, if I have a critter to dispatch, I carry the FireArm, designed to accomplish that Job. I rarely carry a hammer, while out walking around the Place. I more often carry a FireArm, but still that isn't even a weekly, or even a monthly occurrence. If I find the need for a tool, I can equip myself with the appropriate tool for the job, be it a Weapon, or any other tool.
     
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  12. Idahoser

    Idahoser Monkey+++ Founding Member

    still my favorite article on the subject (note this is the ACTUAL author, not some fictitious "Maj Caudill")

    Why the gun IS civilization
     
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  13. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    This is one of many reasons... Sarah.
     
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I started a thread on another site with that one, a while back.:) it is one of my favorites, as well.
     
  15. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I like guns. Too bad I sold all my long guns via classified ads in my local paper. Don't worry I only sold to people who had CCW so I was extra safe. All my hand guns were lost in a tragic kayaking incident. It's a shame really. I spent a bunch of money on those things. I wish I had the money to buy more but unfortunately i don't because I spent all my spare $$ buying healthcare on the exchange.
     
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  16. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I'm selling what few I have off, I need the coin to pay for my health insurance.

    I only sell to gang members and outlaws.

    In return I have a tag attached to my mail-box that in the event TSHTF it says I'm cool so don't' rob me or kill me Bro!

    I like having peace of mind!
     
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator

    That is just brilliant....awesome stuff right there... biglaff
     
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  18. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Because they are reliable tools.
     
  19. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'm going with the default Christian American ::
    'cause Jesus said so.

    Luke 22:36: "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

    I'm not arguing with Jesus, nor a bible thumper. Actually I have paraphrased this to a thumper that doesn't like guns.

    So 'git yerself one. Or many.
     
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  20. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Why carry a gun?

    Because a police officer is too heavy.
     
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