Stolen from an email I received from my father this afternoon. Truer words couldn't be spoken and I wholeheartedly believe in this.
My old grandpa once 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'. Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and 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 to make me feel like a woman.
I carry a gun because women 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.
Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Remember the average response time to a 911 call is over 4 minutes.The average response time of a Glock 40 is 1400 Feet Per Second.
St. Patricks Day, New Orleans
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