Poll: Why did you get your CHL?

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What is the predominant reason you got your CHL?

To address a specific safety situation
2
2%
Safety in general
71
61%
To assert my rights
23
20%
The novelty of having a CHL
2
2%
To satisfy the pleadings of a friend/loved one
1
1%
Other
17
15%
 
Total votes: 116

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Poll: Why did you get your CHL?

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Post by AlaskanInTexas » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:37 am

It is hard in retrospect to remember what was the leading motivator, but I think if I am honest with myself, I just thought it would be cool to tell family and friends that I have a CHL. My views have subsequently "matured."


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Post by Dirthawking » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:17 am

Need ability for multiple answers. But basically, because I can, and should.
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Post by AlaskanInTexas » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:38 am

Dirthawking wrote:Need ability for multiple answers. But basically, because I can, and should.
We all would check multiple reasons. I am trying to get the "predominant" reason - the main driving force.


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Post by MotherBear » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:48 am

For me, mostly realizing I have three small kids and that leaves us very, very few options if anything happens. In a parking lot, I can't run to the car and lock myself in or run back into a store (I can run, but I'm not running faster than my children). If home invaders come in the back door, I can't immediately run out the front. I couldn't even plan to hurry to a secure hiding place and remain quiet until the threat left because how do you tell a toddler her life may depend on being absolutely silent? Even assuming I could get all three kids rounded up and hidden before encountering someone, and assuming there was a hiding place for four people. A gun won't necessarily solve all of my problems, but it opens up the possibilities a little.

A close second is just a matter of exercising my rights. It feels good. ;)

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Post by Pecos » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:08 pm

I got my CHL to protect me & my Family as be my own first responder. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a Good Guy with a gun! :fire
Also I like responsably carrying a gun.
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Post by AF-Odin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:51 pm

You never really need a gun until you need it really badly. Better to be prepared for the worst scenario even if it never happens.
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Post by bdickens » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:18 pm

Predominantly as a political statement.
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Post by Ipconfig » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:03 pm

As I stated in another thread the main driving force for me was the ability to carry a firearm while bow hunting. Without a CHL I could not be armed.


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Post by fishman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:16 pm

Barrack Obama talked me into it. ;-) I was going to get it anyway.
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Post by Pecos » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:52 pm

Who's Barrack Obama ??? :headscratch :smilelol5:
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Post by bdickens » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:59 pm

Barack Hussein Obama is Barry Sotero's Muslim name. Barry Sotero is the imposter currently squatting in the White House.
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Post by kingpinGT » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:46 pm

To insure that I can do everything absolutely necessary to defend this little face:
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Post by Pawpaw » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:14 pm

kingpinGT wrote:To insure that I can do everything absolutely necessary to defend this little face:
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THE #1 best reason in the world, especially when you factor in defending yourself so you're around to make sure he's take good care of. :thumbs2:
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Post by The Walrus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:40 pm

I got mine to further reduce the chance of being arrested for carrying a handgun.


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Post by chasfm11 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:44 pm

I'm an "other". We carried a shotgun in our RV but after a couple of bad locations, I decided that a shotgun in that kind of tight quarters was just not going to work well. To carry a pistol while RVing, the CHL was necessary. There are lots of RVers who take the "my house, my rules" approach. I wasn't willing to take that risk.

Since then, I completely changed. I would have gone the "safety in general" route if not for the RV origin.
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