Tangible need for CCW


March 10, 2003, 06:45 PM
CCW may be a legal for many but has it had a tangible impact in saving you from harm?

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Dave R
March 10, 2003, 07:01 PM
No life-saving here.

I think I told the story before, but I got my CCW after I had an unpleasant encounter in the backwoods. Was out fishing about 20 miles from nowhere. Ran into some scarey types. Nothing happened, but I realized that if they had wanted something to happen there was not a doggone thing I could've done about it.

I not only got my Permit, I also started fishing with a buddy. Live & learn...

Jim March
March 10, 2003, 08:00 PM
I appear to be the first to answer #3. It was illegal carry at the time, something I don't do since deciding to fight back in court.

But ya, there's a pretty good chance I saved somebody's neck, given that he was being kicked and stomped by four guys after being floored by hammers.

March 10, 2003, 08:14 PM
So far it has just been a comfort to have and hopefully it stays that way.

March 10, 2003, 10:53 PM
You left out the "on multiple occasions" option for choice #1... :D

March 10, 2003, 11:57 PM
I got my carry permit just in case.

March 11, 2003, 12:08 AM
I picked number two.

Ditto the "on multiple occasions"

March 11, 2003, 12:11 AM
It's saved me from a tangible risk of being arrested under a few of those cockamamie unconstitutional gun laws, so I guess that's a peace-of-mind benefit.

March 11, 2003, 12:26 AM
this was back inside the DC beltway. Over at a friend's house till late in the evening, and headed back to my apt in the blue collar part of alexandria va. driving up 395 and notice there's a gangmobile coming up behind me...they come up real close behind me, see the NRA decals, and this short haired caucasian male looking, shall we say hostile, so they back way off, and go by me 3 lanes away with both of us pretending the other one is invisible. I had my CCW, though they didn't actually put it to the test...I dunno, does that count?

March 11, 2003, 12:55 AM
No, that does not count.:scrutiny:

Jim March
March 11, 2003, 02:27 AM
Somebody also forgot a "critter column" :).

Defense against fur-things of one sort or another counts too. Been there, done that. Doggies didn't like the looks of a big knife and a big guy :D.

March 11, 2003, 02:58 AM
All the above, includes "critter control",some multiple.

March 11, 2003, 07:00 AM
Number two here!!

I'm sure that lifting that t-shirt to reveal the .357 MAG helped two gangpunks decide that I was not the Guaro that they wanted to rob!!!! :D

I got the "pinchy Guaro" look though. ;)

March 11, 2003, 09:18 AM
I answered #4, but don't ignore the intangible benefit of carrying concealed responsibly . That is, educating and disciplining yourself to avoid dangerous situations and people in the first place.

TFL Survivor

March 11, 2003, 09:45 AM
I would answer #4, but I'd rather not thank some 'divine being':evil:

March 11, 2003, 07:30 PM
In a particularly bad section of town, I was waiting at a light in the early morning. (There are 2 ways to get where I was going, neither one very comforting, but sometimes you've got no choice) I was surprised to have a punk knock on my side window asking, "Hey, man, you got a jack?" I said no. "You don't have a jack," he said disgustedly. Again I replied "no." He turned away and started to walk, then suddenly turned back and screamed, AW, MAN, YOU......... and the light turned green and I hit it. Better that than pulling the trigger on the weapon in my lap that I had pointing in his direction, which he obviously didn't see. Nobody that approaches my vehicle at 4:15 am is totally safe and free to be a moron.

I choose #4.

March 11, 2003, 08:13 PM
Has it saved me? Nope. But then again my airbag has never deployed, and I've never collected my life insurance, and have probably never been exposed to tetnus, and....

March 12, 2003, 01:33 AM
Picked the "peace of mind" option with an emphasis on "Thank God!"

Every day I actually pray that I will not have to use my firearms in self-defense or the defense of any other innocent person. So far those prayers have been answered.

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