December 10, 2013
Why I Carry: Reason #5 ... and more!Topics: Political News and commentaries
There are lots of very good reason why I carry a concealed firearm ... let's start with atomiktiger's reason #5:
As reported by cnsnews.com, July 17, 2013: CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is 'Important Crime Deterrent':
[...] "Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent," says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January.Coninue reading here ...
"Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was 'used' by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies," the CDC study, entitled "Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence," states.
The report, which notes that "violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years," also pointed out that "some firearm violence results in death, but most does not." In fact, the CDC report said, most incidents involving the discharge of firearms do not result in a fatality.
[...] The CDC's findings - that guns are an effective and often used crime deterrent and that most firearm incidents are not fatal - could affect the future of gun violence research,
Then, continuing on by putting the 'reasons to carry' in perspective (author unknown):
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.More here ...
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.
Important Reminder: First and foremost you must always remember that situational awareness and conflict avoidance should be on your mind at all times when 'carrying' ... using your weapon (deadly force) is the very last thing you should want to do and you should do so ONLY after the deadly threat not only cannot be avoided - it is your last and only option to save your life and/or your family and/or innocents around you.
Posted by Hyscience at December 10, 2013 4:02 PM
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