WHY ME? a little help here would be appreciated...


December 6, 2008, 04:00 PM
I was on the phone with my girlfriend while browsing kahr's pistols. this of course caused her and i to get into a discussion on why she thinks i should not carry, nor should anyone else. her reasoning was full of holes. she seems to think that A) a gun will only make the situation worse and/or B) it can't help.:confused:
I asked her for an example to clarify. of course she brings up the bank robbery we had around us a while back. two mentally ill individuals robbed a bank and then killed everyone in it for the hell of it, then offed themselves.
of course i am unable to see how the banker behind the desk having a gun would make it worse or not help. the clerk having a gun would at least give the people in the bank a fighting chance! while i do understand that if the thiefs were just going to take the money and leave, drawing would escalate the situation, but that is where the brain and training comes in. she still maintained the belief that the banker having a gun would make everything worse.:scrutiny:
she also wanted to know why i needed to carry since i live in an area that is relatively crime-free...of course, simply because neither of us know someone who has been the victim of violent crime means it wont happen to us, right? WRONG! i proceeded to tell her that just becuase an area has been safe doesnt mean it will be forever. she asked me how i knew that. i said i didnt, which is why i carry. if i knew for sure it would be safe, i wouldnt need to carry. i still would, but i wouldnt need to. :banghead:
anyways, the end of the conversation came rather abruptly due to both of us being frustrated and pissed off.
does anyone have other points or arguments that could help me convince her?:mad:

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December 6, 2008, 04:43 PM
You need a girlfriend that belongs to the NRA.

December 6, 2008, 04:46 PM
I can only answer your question with a question: Why talk about carrying with your girlfriend? To add to that. Why talk about carrying with anyone who doesn't agree with it or who wants to debate it?

December 6, 2008, 05:02 PM
The robbers killed everyone? So, everyone is dead? How can that can that get worse?
Best of luck with that one, sir.

December 6, 2008, 05:05 PM
The bad guy will always carry they are already out to break the law.
You should carry so you can protect yourself and family if needed
some people should not carry because you gotta use your head

Friendly, Don't Fire!
December 6, 2008, 05:07 PM
the less people who know you carry, the better.

It's kind of hard to not let your "significant other" in on the fact that you carry -- in this case, your girlfriend.

I tend to be open and honest with people and my mentality is usually something like this: if they don't like me for who I am, then fine. We can agree to disagree in whatever areas, or, if you don't like me, then fine -- don't.

I've been thinking of carrying now, for a while (years). All one needs to do is look in the newspaper and see (even in rural areas). Let's put it this way, I would much rather "have and not need, than need and not have."

If you save the life of one person because you were carrying concealed, then in my opinion, it was worth it.

Suppose you are finishing up your transaction at a gas station in a neighborhood you are really not that sure of, and someone decides to hold the place up and all you were in there for was to get a soda for your girlfriend. How would she feel if you witnessed some terrible crime and now you are a witness, but had you been carrying you could have easily stopped the perp.

In a case like that, it would be something I would surely live with and wonder about until I the day I die -- even after that girl might have left and I'd finally be with someone else down the road who wouldn't care either way, or might even shoot with me.

December 7, 2008, 08:35 AM
Not Activism. Please read - http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=270671

This topic has come up repeatedly in General and you'll find several long threads there on talking points with antis. You'll also find them at Guncite and Gunfacts.

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