Why do I Carry a Gun?

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I know we have all seen this before but some things need to be seen repeatedly as a reminder, for ourselves as well as others…

Why do I 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)


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.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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.

China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.

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.





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.

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13 Responses to Why do I Carry a Gun?

  1. Gary says:

    A gun is like a parachute.

    If you don’t have one when you need it most, you’ll likely never need one again.

  2. Alan Caruba says:

    The one thing that will keep Obama from imposing a dictatorship on the U.S. is the world’s largest private arm of gun owners. The Founders knew that when they add the Second Amendment to protect the First.

    • TomR,armed in Texas says:

      Sadly Alan that one thing may be needed. If obama decides not to leave office I do not see our weak, fickle, cowardly GOP leadership stepping up to depose him. They will do the minimum obligatory huffing and puffing, but——–??

  3. Wayne says:

    I’m going to save this post Fred. This is the first time Iv’e read something about CCW that describes the way we here in the household feel. I’m with Alan on his take. The showdown at the Bundy ranch, I’m sure, had an impact on the the people who called the shots on that stupid move. That was the most bold faced show of government aggression toward WE THE PEOPLE that I can remember. Test case? I hope you’re ready for Jade Helm. Florida already had a dose of that shit.

    • TomR,armed in Texas says:

      Wayne – Don’t forget Waco and Ruby Ridge.

      Jade Helm doesn’t bother me. It is Delta, Special Forces, Rangers and Navy SEALs. When I went thru Special Forces training in ’70 we had very similar exercises. They had funny code names like Robin Sage and Gobblers’ Woods. It was geared more toward rural but there was also interaction with townsfolk and many civilians took part in the exercises as guerilla bands.

      I doubt the mindset of Special Operaters has changed from my time. Patriotic to the core and wary of civilian leadership. They would be much more geared to a coup against a govt. violating The Constitution than they would be conducting ops against the American public.

      Notice that it is Federal agents that have been used against us, not military. The FBI, IRS, SS, BATF and especially DHS bother me with their overreach. Just yesterday a Secret Service agent and a DEA agent were arrested on charges incl. fraud and misuse of govt. funds.

      Bundy Ranch, Ruby Ridge, Waco and the strongarm kidnapping of that Cuban child in Miami a decade ago are among my several reasons for being armed.

  4. I carry because I’m a cop and I have federal shit behind me, and various threats. A photo of myself and other LE officers was proffered by defense to those who wish to kill me and others involving dollars. I don’t go anywhere unarmed. I’m perceived as a fat old Caucasoid. But I have a plan to kill you and everyone else I meet, planned or unplanned.

    Knife, gun, CRKT, back to the wall in a restaurant, I am not unaware.


    • TexasFred says:

      Yeah, well there IS that shit I did in the past… Retirement sets you free but it never takes away the dangers… And I am a fat old Caucasoid too, but I am not ready to check out just yet….

      I carry a gun because I’m too young to die, too fat to run and too old to take an ass whooping! If I go down in a gunfight I will be laying on top of a pile of .45 brass, I won’t go easy and I won’t go cheaply…

  5. Petermc3 says:

    While visiting my dad in China, Texas in 1992, he (a WWII veteran who took part in Operation Husky) explained to me why my step brother and his wife and he all “carried.” If a sheriff decided to answer a distress call it would be a minimum of a half hour before he showed up. Although from NJ I understood and while there learned how to handle a pistol which augmented whatever I had learned about shooting while working at a skeet shooting range back in high school. Lock and load…..

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