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Why Carry a Gun?

A fella told me this story... 
  
My old grandpa said to me 'Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps; and usually it's when he becomes too old to take a tail whoopin.'

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I  don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place. 
 
I  don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.   
   
I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun  because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.   
  
I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.   

  
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.   
    
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 are responsible, and 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.   
    
Police protection is an oxymoron. Police are not here to protect anyone. Police are here to respond to a crime having been committed and to try and find the perpetrator to exact justice, and to clean up the mess the criminal left behind.
 
Free citizens must protect themselves.   
   
Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a tail whoopin'.....author unknown (but obviously brilliant)