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Always have your gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jesse H, Jul 23, 2003.

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  1. Jesse H

    Jesse H Member

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    Went to a pool hall last night and planned on going straight home so I didn't bring the gun. In TX we can't carry into establishments that make 51% or more of their money from alcohol sales to be consumed on site.

    I get a call from a buddy who had car trouble, about 30 minutes out of town. Meet up with him and helping out. Later into the night I get a call from my mother at the house,

    "Do you have your gun???"

    I'm thinking, "great, one of the rare times I'm not carrying..."

    Turns out our other house was being broken into, the cops were called, and nobody was there...but she wanted me to go check it out and reset the alarm. I figured that...

    1. I'm not armed
    2. I'm not risking my neck over ugly furniture (all that we had at the house)
    3. It's late and that's a bad neighborhood

    Needless to say it was a false alarm, a bird flew down the chimney and set off the motion detectors. I'm just thinking I'm going to always have a gun nearby, even if I have to lock it in the car.
     
  2. Logistar

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    I HATE leaving my gun in the car :rolleyes: but I prefer that to not having one close. :what:

    Logistar
     
  3. justice4all

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    I paid about $100 for a Tuffy glovebox safe for my Jeep. If I can't carry, I at least have it locked up in there, which is never that far away. I figure a gun might get stolen, but I've done about all that I reasonably can to prevent theft.
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. A gun is kind of bothersome to lug around; then again, so is a wallet.
     
  5. El Tejon

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    As Henry Bowman sez, a pistol is like your car's safety belt, you have to wear it all the time!:cool:

    Jesse, too bad about that silly 51% law. We Yankees have no problems as a consequence of shooting pool while armed. As much progress has been made down in Tejas, maybe rid yourselves of it next year?
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    I said that? :uhoh:

    Oh, yeah. I said that!
     
  7. jhisaac1

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    You've got sensors in your chimney? How big a chimney do you have?

    "Alright Santa! Drop the bag!"
     
  8. El Tejon

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    Henry, yeah, it was right after Cindy's "good friend" [pause for happy thoughts] gets mugged in the fern bar in the Saint Louie 'burbs.
     
  9. TexasVet

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    Jesse, you have a flue open in Sugarland?? When was the last time it was actually cold enough there to light a fire? 1903?:D
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    I too don't like the idea of keeping a gun in the car. I also don't like leaving a gun in a brief case or messenger bag & walking away from it. I much prefer having one on me. That is why I purchased a mousegun a while back, for those times when a larger gun just isn't possible.
    Good luck
     
  11. PATH

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    Mouse gun is a good option. I carry one all the time in the summer.
     
  12. Just like you American Express Card, Don't leave home without it!
     
  13. PATH

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    Amen!
     
  14. sm

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    Yep
     
  15. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

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    Yes..

    Always have two.
    Buy a good ankle holster and move out smartly.

    KR
     
  16. greyhound

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    *Sigh* I envy you all.

    We're not allowed to always have our guns here. Our elected officials don't trust us. And the sheeple don't care.:barf:
     
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