The Cowboy Argument
Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:51 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:22 AM
I think most CCW holders are just ordinary people fed up with being a victim. Maybe not personally yet, but if you stay in a bull pen long enough as my Dad used to say, the bull will take notice. And with that said, people that live in areas where crime is more prevalent, of course run the higher risk of being victim to crime.
A problem we face in current society is the burden we have placed on police departments. We expect them to handle all kinds of calls, from stray dogs, family fights, runaway children, to murder. And at the same time, while more and more demands are placed on police departments, funding for additional officers on the streets, additional man hours, and equipment are cut, due to budget restraints. So the old saying.. where's a cop when you need one.. is coming true. They can not be every where. But that does not mean crime had decreased. On the contrary, if anything, unemployment, drug use, the disillusionment of young people, and unfortunately we have been raising young people in this country who feel the right to demand things. And they want it NOW!! All of these have added to the crime rates in our country.
So the results is.. people will protect themselves. And that is what I believe the vast majority of CCW applicants have in mind when they go armed. Not because they want to get into a gun battle at the local 7-11 or catch a bank robber. But instead, should an attacker threaten them or their family, maybe even a total stranger in need of protection.. now they have the tools to take action and protect themselves until police can come and take over. And remember, we are not police, we are the eyes and ears of police. Report suspicious people in your community, but that don't mean you have to confront them. Stay safe out there.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:38 PM
Remember the Ark was built by amateurs, the titanic by professionals.
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