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Post by howdy » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:57 pm

I found this in my files. I know this has probably been posted in the past but a good reminder.

"And so the warrior must strive to confront denial in all aspects of his life, and prepare himself for the day when evil comes.

If you are a person who is legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that the bad man will not come today. No one can be “on” 24/7 for a lifetime. Everyone needs down time. But if you are authorized to carry a weapon, and you walk outside without it, just take a deep breath, and say this to yourself... “Baa.”

Life's too short to spend those last 10 minutes struggling..."
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:31 pm

I suppose I take exception to the assumption by anyone that simply carrying a firearm somehow makes them less than a sheep. Having a firearm is not what determines ones ability to defend themselves. It is simply one way of defending yourself. But one can be armed and still be a sheep. Carrying a gun doesn't make one a tough guy.

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Post by oljames3 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 pm

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:31 pm
I suppose I take exception to the assumption by anyone that simply carrying a firearm somehow makes them less than a sheep. Having a firearm is not what determines ones ability to defend themselves. It is simply one way of defending yourself. But one can be armed and still be a sheep. Carrying a gun doesn't make one a tough guy.
In that vein, John Correia (Active Self Protection) discusses "Is Your Defensive Firearm Actually a Woobie?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZYQ-B2sdBU
In today’s episode of ASP BITs (Active Self Protection Extra “Butthurt Inducing Truths”) we talk about whether a firearm we carry on our person for protection is really a defensive tool, or if it’s actually a woobie.
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Post by Jago668 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:54 pm

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:31 pm
I suppose I take exception to the assumption by anyone that simply carrying a firearm somehow makes them less than a sheep. Having a firearm is not what determines ones ability to defend themselves. It is simply one way of defending yourself. But one can be armed and still be a sheep. Carrying a gun doesn't make one a tough guy.
One of the things I've heard from a few places is Mindset -> Tactics -> Skill -> Gear. Another is, "There are no dangerous weapons, only dangerous men." Both of which seem to fit what you are saying, and I agree with. Howdy isn't wrong though, if you have the license and gun, wear it.
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Post by Tex1961 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:10 pm

:iagree: With the above posts.

I’m covered for all seasons. Below are my 3 carry guns depending on what I’m wearing and/or where I’m going.
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Post by howdy » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:18 pm

The purpose of the post was to encourage people with a LTC to carry at all times. I have many, many former students that never carry. They never intended to carry when they took the course. They just thouight it wouyld be fun to take. I also agree that you can carry and still be a sheep. I agree you can be unarmed and still think you are not a sheep. I contend that an armed bad guy is at an advantage over an unarmed good guy. Good guys start off with a disadvantage because we have to follow the law. The bad guy usually gets to "draw first".
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Post by oljames3 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 am

I carry all of the time, where I can legally do so. I have gear for all season, weather, and occasions.
Fall/Winter/Spring/SummerImage

Wet/DryImage

Church/Formal/BBQ/Informal Image

Yard Work/Around The House/Out On The TownImage
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:55 am

oljames3 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 am
I carry all of the time, where I can legally do so. I have gear for all season, weather, and occasions.
Fall/Winter/Spring/SummerImage

Wet/DryImage

Church/Formal/BBQ/Informal Image

Yard Work/Around The House/Out On The TownImage
Hahaha.. A form of carry for all occasions. I love it.


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Post by Rob72 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:09 am

“The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.

“When in a fight to the death, one wants to employ all one's weapons to the utmost. I must say that to die with one's sword still sheathed is most regrettable.”

“A bullet from a gun does not make a distinction between practice and combat. You are training to be one and the same way in your life

Miyamoto Musashi
Puts rather a different perspective on the idea of an "on/off" model. ;-)

Particularly appropriate:
“A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.”

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