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I carry a Glock around the farm and keep it under the seat of my Jeep when I go camping, etc. I've been wanting to get my CCW but just haven't had the time or money. Plus the G22 is a little large for concealed carry, so I might wait until I get something a little smaller. But in any case I think it's a wise decision for the simple fact that it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Some people will call you paranoid, but you can only hope that you won't one day call them "victim".
 

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I have been pondering it for quiet sometime myself. I am in the military so I have been trying to find one I can get where I have state reciprocity, due to moving often and what not. Looks like right now my best option is to get one from Florida and my home state of Arkansas, that should cover most states for me.
I think it is a great idea to get, especially right now apparently. I hear that applications at the sheriffs offices are piling up, so might want to get it on it so you don't have to wait to to long to get your license.
 

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No CCW in Illinois... and no reciprocity... If you are carrying in Illinois, you are breaking a law...
 

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I have mine, and I carry everywhere I go (that its legal anyway). I can't imagine what life was like without my CCW:). It is worth every penny, and time spent to get the license.
 

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After one day at work I was driving home. About a mile from the office I came up to an intersection, where I turn right. The traffic was blocking the intersection waiting for the light.

Well this one guy in a SUV didn't like that as he was trying to turn left on the road that I was on. He started nudging his was thru the traffic at the intersection. One car moved up and blocked his way.

The car had 3 men in it and the guy in the SUV was alone. He started making hand gestures and talking to the driver of the car. Clearly he was upset that the guy had blocked way.

I could see the driver of the car get more animated. All of this was happening in front of me no more than 20 feet away. Cars front and behind me blocked any possibility for me to leave.

As things escalated between the 4 men, I saw the driver of the SUV reach in the back of his vehicle, he pulled out something small and started shoving it to wards the driver of the car.

At this point I am sure I am about to see a shooting, and I'm thinking to myself that I am going to have to pull my weapon and defend myself. Being so close to this clearly makes me a witness and well if you are commiting murder you may not like witnesses.

The small object that the guy pulled from the back of his SUV was a dark blue baseball hat that said "HPD" Houston Police Department.

The driver of the car pulled up and let the guy through.

I was VERY glad that I had a weapon with me, and I was VERY glad I didn't have to use it.

Through no fault of my own I was thrust into a situation where I could have been in mortal danger.

You government gives you the ability to protect yourself. Get a gun, learn how to use it. Knowledge and the proper tools will help you survive. Don't be in the last few seconds of your life thinking about what you should have done to save it.

Guns are tools. How you use them is the key.
 

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here in WI you can't carry them. I have mixed feelings about it. i know some friends that are from MI with the license and still carried in WI even when they were drunk. and i think right there is one of the reason i dont like it. people tend to drink a lot in WI and i think there are a lot of people that are to stupid to carry it.
i have been on long trips before, like route 66, and some of those trips i really kind of wish i brought one of my guns. but i just carry a knife, which i know isnt anything compared to a gun. so, idk how i feel about it, more so because i know i could trust myself with one, but i know there are a lot of dumbsh*ts out there that shouldnt have it even if they pass the test.
 

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here in WI you can't carry them. I have mixed feelings about it. i know some friends that are from MI with the license and still carried in WI even when they were drunk. and i think right there is one of the reason i dont like it. people tend to drink a lot in WI and i think there are a lot of people that are to stupid to carry it.
i have been on long trips before, like route 66, and some of those trips i really kind of wish i brought one of my guns. but i just carry a knife, which i know isnt anything compared to a gun. so, idk how i feel about it, more so because i know i could trust myself with one, but i know there are a lot of dumbsh*ts out there that shouldnt have it even if they pass the test.
Yes but using that logic there are people that shouldn't have cell phones, cars, children, or too much food at their disposal. :rofl:

Oh and to answer the original question (which I think was for Calif) there are no restrictions on how many bullets, or guns I can carry. They just have to be concealed. With my two holsters. I can carry 16 in the gun, and 2 15 round clips. 46 rounds of 40 cal or 9mm depending on what gun I am carrying.
 

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Yes but using that logic there are people that shouldn't have cell phones, cars, children, or too much food at their disposal. :rofl:

And? There is people that shouldn't drive. Lots of them. Sometimes the system weeds them out, some get away with murder. Children? Lots shouldn't be parents, plain and simple. I don't feel that people should have a 'right' to reproduce. Lots of children are born into broken families, or to poverty, or to be stricken with genetically (or other) based diesease, when I feel it would be better that it just hadn't happened as the ratio of them that move on to be successful to the ones that wind up in jail or worse is unacceptably low. Sure, we could have social programs to attempt to help these people, but that can only go so far as it is not a winning battle (who wants to adpot a baby with fetal alcohol syndrom?) 'Back Home' there was a recent case of a pair of conjoined twins being born - they are joined at the head and can't be seperated. They knew this in relatively early stages of pregnancy. Awesome. Abortions are free here, why didn't they? Do you have a right to bring children into this world to promise them a life of suffering?

I don't like people carrying concealed weapons. "Ya'll" do it and can come up with tons of stories of how it saved your butt. Great, I don't care. You put yourself in that place. Clean up your streets, make firearms difficult to acquire, crack down on illegal gun trading, and suddenly very few people are carrying and thus shooting each other. I don't believe that MAD is the solution to such a problem.

Anyways, I'm about to be locked in a pen, so whatever.
 

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And? There is people that shouldn't drive. Lots of them. Sometimes the system weeds them out, some get away with murder. Children? Lots shouldn't be parents, plain and simple. I don't feel that people should have a 'right' to reproduce. Lots of children are born into broken families, or to poverty, or to be stricken with genetically (or other) based diesease, when I feel it would be better that it just hadn't happened as the ratio of them that move on to be successful to the ones that wind up in jail or worse is unacceptably low. Sure, we could have social programs to attempt to help these people, but that can only go so far as it is not a winning battle (who wants to adpot a baby with fetal alcohol syndrom?) 'Back Home' there was a recent case of a pair of conjoined twins being born - they are joined at the head and can't be seperated. They knew this in relatively early stages of pregnancy. Awesome. Abortions are free here, why didn't they? Do you have a right to bring children into this world to promise them a life of suffering?

I don't like people carrying concealed weapons. "Ya'll" do it and can come up with tons of stories of how it saved your butt. Great, I don't care. You put yourself in that place. Clean up your streets, make firearms difficult to acquire, crack down on illegal gun trading, and suddenly very few people are carrying and thus shooting each other. I don't believe that MAD is the solution to such a problem.

Anyways, I'm about to be locked in a pen, so whatever.
I agree, we did put ourselves in this position. 50 years of failed liberal policies. No border control. Abortion so people can flake out on their responsibilities. Men fathering children with no intentions of raising them. Actions without consequences over and over again. Yeah, we did put ourselves in this position, but right now having a gun is a better answer than trying to undo several decades worth of crap. Or should I just sacrifice my self and my family so you can feel better that I don't have a gun? :pop:
 

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Mudd he is a Canadian. Had too many seasons of brain freeze. He is just a lemming following the crowd. He has no clue.
Well I like the opportunity to learn something in a conversation, and also to teach someone.

If you just hear the side from a parent, a teacher, or a group that thinks just like you well you may not understand how the other guy sees it.

With my response I was hoping to shine a light on what may be an unfounded fear that he has, a fear of people with guns. It was not my intent to call him stupid, or make him feel that way. There's nothing wrong with being Canadian, or a liberal.

I think we can all disagree but still remain friends, as long as we treat each other with respect. I don't always accomplish it, but I try to respect people and their crazy view points. :rofl:

No seriously I do appreciate the other point of view. :thumbsup:
 

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Preception is everything. I am considered to be very much right wing by a lot of Canadians, not that I really am. I am fiscally conservative, but do believe that government must make an effort to regulate commerence as some guidance is needed for the 'bigger picture' to work. Socially I sit in what I consider to be much more of a middle ground, I don't believe that we can be a utopian society of handouts, but there is something to be gained with keeping the common good in mind. After all, sometimes genuinely nice people get into situations beyond their control or ability to foresee.

To you, all you see is 'left wing pinko'. Sadly, I think Americans in general have a limited concept of what 'communism' is, or of socialism. Mudd is on the right track, I have heard the stories from people who think more like me, or perhaps differently. Generally a lot more Americans seem to lean right (even your lefty president is far more in the middle ground than any of you would ever want to believe), and it will skew your preception.

I don't feel that guns are blanketed as 'bad'. I've spent some time with a rifle, and had way too much fun with a shotgun on one or two occasions. I don't own any, but I've considered buying something to carry with me when I go into the woods, not that I've ever had a problem with animals (basic common sense generally stops you from getting mauled).

But why the need to carry a concealed weapon around town? Because everyone else does? Hmm. I don't think you can blame liberal policies for the sheer amount of weapons that are easily available in the US. After all, most of them are legitimatly purchased, even the ones in criminals hands? Here it is hard to buy a handgun on the street - the supply is limited by a lack of legal weapons to have stolen and resold. Most of the illegal ones wind up being imported from the US, some of them legally (movie 'props' being resold has recently become a huge problem).

But, it's your 5th ammendment right, so I can't argue with that.
 

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Preception is everything. I am considered to be very much right wing by a lot of Canadians, not that I really am. I am fiscally conservative, but do believe that government must make an effort to regulate commerence as some guidance is needed for the 'bigger picture' to work. Socially I sit in what I consider to be much more of a middle ground, I don't believe that we can be a utopian society of handouts, but there is something to be gained with keeping the common good in mind. After all, sometimes genuinely nice people get into situations beyond their control or ability to foresee.

To you, all you see is 'left wing pinko'. Sadly, I think Americans in general have a limited concept of what 'communism' is, or of socialism. Mudd is on the right track, I have heard the stories from people who think more like me, or perhaps differently. Generally a lot more Americans seem to lean right (even your lefty president is far more in the middle ground than any of you would ever want to believe), and it will skew your preception.

I don't feel that guns are blanketed as 'bad'. I've spent some time with a rifle, and had way too much fun with a shotgun on one or two occasions. I don't own any, but I've considered buying something to carry with me when I go into the woods, not that I've ever had a problem with animals (basic common sense generally stops you from getting mauled).

But why the need to carry a concealed weapon around town? Because everyone else does? Hmm. I don't think you can blame liberal policies for the sheer amount of weapons that are easily available in the US. After all, most of them are legitimatly purchased, even the ones in criminals hands? Here it is hard to buy a handgun on the street - the supply is limited by a lack of legal weapons to have stolen and resold. Most of the illegal ones wind up being imported from the US, some of them legally (movie 'props' being resold has recently become a huge problem).

But, it's your 5th ammendment right, so I can't argue with that.
Wow, very well put and some extremely legitimate arguments there. Personally, I don't view carrying a gun as doing so because everyone else does, but rather for my own protection. However, I don't have a desire to carry, just to purchase one for my own home. I do carry a small knife for my own protection. Being a young woman who is often walking through parking lots, campus, etc. alone due to my job and my schooling, I have had some close calls, and feel much better knowing that I can protect myself if needed. So I can understand the desire to carry a weapon, but I am not sure that I ever would.
 
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