Gun ownership = comforting


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thefitzvh
March 26, 2004, 07:00 AM
I just thought I'd share something that I felt tonight. I just got home from work, and walking into my apartment complex at 3:30AM is always nerve racking

I live in a crappy apartment complex. there've been 2 shootings, a break in, and countless thefts of car stereos and what not, in the past 2 months alone

As I walk around the house with my XD-40 securely in a holster against my skin, I feel VERY comforted. I know this piece of weaponry is going to do its job if it needs to.

I love being a gun owner :D


That is all... I now return you to your regularly scheduled sleeping...


James

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Skirmisher
March 26, 2004, 07:15 AM
I know just how you feel. When my Kahr is tucked into my IWB holster it feels warm and comfortable, just like a good friend.:)

clubsoda22
March 26, 2004, 07:18 AM
I'm sure i'll echo these thoughts when the state deems me old enough to protect myself.

Mulliga
March 26, 2004, 08:07 AM
Arggh. Me too.

They trust me with an AK-clone, but not a handgun. Blech.:scrutiny:

clubsoda22
March 26, 2004, 08:47 AM
They trust me with an AK-clone, but not a handgun. Blech.

Hahaha. I had to have my dad buy me my three pistols, but the two deadliest weapons i own, the Winchester 1300 and the Arsenal SLR101 (AK47) i could buy myself.

It's like saying sports cars are too dangerous for teenage drivers then giving them a mack truck to drive instead.

Zundfolge
March 26, 2004, 01:42 PM
I just left a company that was downsizing from 620 people down to about 25 (my position was one of the 25 that would survive ... but I didn't want to stick around to find out they where lying).

I felt pretty good knowing my Steyr S40 was tucked in my pants ... this downsizing came out of the blue when the company was doing better then ever (but we where bought by a competitor) and there have been some seriously angry and distraught people walking around there for the last month or so (the end for them comes at the end of April) The big meeting where they anounced the changes came about a month ago ... boy that was a tense meeting. They opened it with "you may be wondering why you haven't seen John [company president] today ... well he was let go this morning, and here's a list of positions that we will be keeping here. Everything else is moving to Oshkosh Wisconson (it was a real short list).

I feel even better knowing I've found another job and I'm out of that mess :D

8Balls
March 26, 2004, 01:43 PM
Heh, i know a better example. Small handguns (Glock 19 and smaller) are too dangerous for ordinary citizens but getting DE .50 is a walk in the park...

P95Carry
March 26, 2004, 02:02 PM
with my XD-40 securely in a holster against my skin, I feel VERY comforted True enough fitz .... I also enjoy the ''comfort'' factor. But gotta say .. the other side of the coin is what I notice most... being NEKKID!!:(

Tomorrow I am taking my son down to MD with truck and trailer to pick up a bike for him .... I approach that period of time in MD with apprehension and decided DIScomfort ... which will be even worse once I am divested of my piece, for the duration of said state visit.

Only when we once more return across the PA state line will I again enjoy the comfort feeling .... have resented (more than I can say).... having to strip myself of what is (should be) rightfully, still my tool of defence.

Eskimo Jim
March 26, 2004, 02:06 PM
I'd say that it is comforting in some regards knowing that I have the tools necessary to defend myself and my family but I wouldn't say that I am excessively paranoid.:uhoh:

I try to sacrifice the cost of other items so that I can live in a good area. though.

-Jim

Ktulu
March 26, 2004, 02:16 PM
It's almost exactly opposite for me. I don't feel much comfort when I'm carrying a gun because everything is as it should be, but when I don't have it (like walking through downtown Detroit to jury duty all this week) I'm keenly aware of it not being there.

gulogulo1970
March 26, 2004, 05:46 PM
I don't have a CCL and really I don't want to get to the point where I feel that I need a gun on me at all times to feel safe. I will probably get a CCL just so I have that option, one day.

That being said, I have a real problem sleeping in a house that I have no access to a firearm. Can't do it, camping I got one, traveling I got one, staying at a family member house its with me, like my tooth brush. To me, a man's home is his castle. Guns bring me peace when I'm in the sanctuary of my home. That old saying home is where I lay hang my hat and lay my head down to rest. Well for me it's where I have my gun(s).

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