I carry because it's my right to and as a disabled person I have been "targeted" as an easy mark several times, My pt92 changed their minds every time.We all have our reasons. But of the following list, I like #12. Mainly for the picture. 7 is most straight forward.
because it gives me a false sense of security
I confess, I don't know which scares me more not carrying my gun or carrying it and the responsibility that comes with it... I think the first, that's why I do carry anyway...how true - too bad the "cowboys and gun fighters" don't understand what you've posted
I had my eldest daughter and both my grandsons with me when we went on a group outing to a ghost town near the Mexico border. I wanted to take my bigger gun but I can't carry it concealed and no visible guns are allowed in club activities, but I was not going to be that close to that part of the country without a gun on me. If I had my druthers all four of us would have been carrying because I WILL protect my family.I confess, I don't know which scares me more not carrying my gun or carrying it and the responsibility that comes with it... I think the first, that's why I do carry anyway...
Three times in five years? No matter where you live, you and your family are a huge statistical aberration. One might almost say this is "Unbelievable."My carrying a firearm has stopped me from being robbed/beaten and protected my family 3 times in the last 5 years, I wouldn't exactly call that a "false sense of security".
Or maybe you moved into this gated community to protect you and your family from all these desperate criminals you seem to encounter so often.I live in a gated community and my domicile is shall we say "secure", entry to my property by means unauthorized wouldn't bode well to anyone.
Just for the record I have never fired my weapon at another human being as a civilian and I hope I never have to, But that doesn't mean I will be a victim either.I won't say if i carry or not. But if I were to carry, you wouldn't see or hear any public pronouncements about it.
And some of the people posting here just seem to be of the sentiment, "You bet I carry and I can't wait to use it."
Wow! You are one unlucky dude, a real "trouble magnet." You defy all statistics.Twice in Raleigh NC and once in Albany NY and yes I notified police every time. No shooting was involved. The first incident in Raleigh I was alone and 2 men thought it would be a good idea to steal my van in the middle of the night, I walked out just as they broke the driver door window I hollered at them to leave and the dimwit came after me with a claw hammer until I introduced him to my Taurus pt92 then they both ran off. They were both caught. The second my kids and I were at Falls lake state park and a "gentleman" suggested I hand over my wallet just the sight of my firearm and he ran off, I do not know if he was ever caught but I filed a report anyway. The Albany incident was an idiot carjacker who turned out to be 15 pulled an inoperative .38 out as I was stopped at a light on Lark st. My wife and kids were in the car. He was arrested.
I didn't shoot because it wasn't necessary. I seem to remember stating in my post I'm disabled, while I'm not confined to a wheelchair I cannot walk very far and it is painfully obvious to anyone looking at me. It makes me an easy mark, In 2012, the age-adjusted rate of violent victimization for persons with disabilities (60 per 1,000 persons with disabilities) was nearly three times the rate among persons without disabilities (22 per 1,000 persons without disabilities). So as you see I am not a "trouble magnet" it is more to the point that criminals like all lower forms of life prey on those who they think will put up the least resistance.Wow! You are one unlucky dude, a real "trouble magnet." You defy all statistics.
I'm curious as to why you didn't shoot the kid with the inoperable .38.
Fifteen or fifty, he pulled a gun on you and wanted your car with your family in it.