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What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by lildave40 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:36 am

Good Morning Everyone,

I am just wondering what brought you to getting your CHL LTC? I see more and more people at the classes lately.

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Post by Jusme » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:44 am

lildave40 wrote:Good Morning Everyone,

I am just wondering what brought you to getting your CHL LTC? I see more and more people at the classes lately.

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Post by steveincowtown » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:47 am

Was a victim of an attempted carjacking in VA in the mid 90s. At the time I just OCd, due to the fact it required no licence.

A local Sheriff began writing tickets to OCers for (not exact code..) "carrying of a loaded firearm across a roadway." This statute was intended to keep Hunters from crossing public highways with loaded rifles, and intended to be an add on charge if you were caught shooting form the road.

Since I was dating a girl that lived in the small town where this sheriff was, I went ahead and got my VA CCW to keep from getting into a hassle with him. After moving to TX went ahead and got my license here as well.
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Re: What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by Txtension » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:50 am

I got my first handgun in the late aughties for home (apartment) protection. Never really occurred to me that I needed to carry it in public. And so it was, until 2015 when it seemed there were mass shootings every other week.

I got liscensed around the time of the Oregon college shooting and the Virginia live TV reporter shooting.

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Post by WildBill » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:53 am

I moved to Texas. :txflag:
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Re: What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by Jusme » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:55 am

Jusme wrote:
lildave40 wrote:Good Morning Everyone,

I am just wondering what brought you to getting your CHL LTC? I see more and more people at the classes lately.

Dodge Ram 1500. :biggrinjester:

Oh I see you were wondering why?

I carried both on and off duty for years as a LEO, after I left law enforcement, I didn't carry much at all unless it was on trips staying overnight. (this was prior to the passage of the Concealed Handgun law. )

Due to the increase of incidences of violence throughout the country, and with job changes that took me into some seedier areas of towns, I made the decision to pursue my CHL. My wife was not on board with it at first, she had been around law enforcement most of her life and still held some of the notions that only cops should have guns, but after getting my CHL and her seeing more crimes being committed in areas we frequented, she has gotten on board with the idea and now is planning on getting her LTC.
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Post by Javier730 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:22 am

I had a panhandler try and fight me, while I was with my four year old son, for not giving him money I earned. He and his two buddies only backed off after I gave them money, which is pretty much a robbery.
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Post by Lynyrd » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:27 am

I'm too old to fight, too out of shape to run, and too ornery to be a defenseless victim of some thug.
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Post by Richbirdhunter » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:29 am

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, Commiefornia and we were not allowed to carry. I can now! God bless Texas
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Post by Middle Age Russ » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:39 am

Bought my first pistol when I came of age, but had never really shot one before. Trained a bit with it in case I needed to use it for home defense, and it stayed at home, ready for use by me or my wife for many years. My wife and I began studying Karate when our girls were young, partly for exercise and partly to learn to do damage to another person if we needed to. By around 2006, greater numbers of reports of criminal violence intruded enough on my consciousness to make me start to research carrying a firearm as an additional tool for defense. I became convinced that it would be a good idea to get my CHL a short while later after finding this forum. I directed my wife's attention here as well, we had numerous dinner-table discussions regarding personal safety in general and firearms and CHL in particular, and we both became licensed in 2010. We have trained together quite a bit since then. Presently, we are both NRA Pistol instructors and 4-H Pistol coaches, and my wife hosts a lady's shooting club at the school where we currently study Kenpo.
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Post by Dan20703 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:43 am

I had my chl in two previous states that I resided so it was just the normal thing to do once I moved here.
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Post by allisji » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:53 am

Didn't really feel the need to be armed till last year. I realized that I now am responsible for a wife, two kids, a home, and two cars. Combine that with the entropy of American society, and the reality that our president only has a limited time to do as much damage as possible to the second amendment. I felt that it was time to arm myself, defend my family and property, and make a stand for the 2nd.
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Re: What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by ralewis » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:58 am

allisji wrote:Didn't really feel the need to be armed till last year. I realized that I now am responsible for a wife, two kids, a home, and two cars. Combine that with the entropy of American society, and the reality that our president only has a limited time to do as much damage as possible to the second amendment. I felt that it was time to arm myself, defend my family and property, and make a stand for the 2nd.
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I think personal/family responsibility and the concept of use or lose it when it comes to rights is important. That's where I am with my rationale for carrying for the past 12 years.


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Re: What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by mr1337 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:03 am

For me, it was getting married. I came to the realization that I'm responsible for my safety as well as hers, and a firearm is a good tool to have if the brown stuff hits the fan. If something happens to me, it also happens to her - so it's in my best interest to keep both of us alive. I didn't grow up with guns, but came from a pro-2A military vet family, so that also helped.
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Re: What brought you to getting your CHL/LTC

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Post by koine2002 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:19 am

Much of my life is spent in a rough area (my neighbourhood) with very aggressive panhandlers and un-medicated MH patients. As part of my ministry I also walk around the neighbourhood and spend time talking with people. I also travel to some very rough areas in my work as a home-care hospice chaplain. I decided it'd be best to get my LTC. Got it in June 2014 and haven't looked back.
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