My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's
life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and
usually it's when he becomes too old to take a Beating."
I don't have a gun to kill people. I have a gun to keep from being
I don't have a gun to scare people. I have a gun because sometimes
this world can be a scary place.
I don't have a gun because I'm paranoid. I have a gun because there
are real threats in the world.
I don't have a gun because I'm evil. I have a gun because I have
lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don't have a gun because I hate the government. I have a gun
because I understand the limitations of government.
I don't have a gun because I'm angry. I have a gun so that I don't
have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be
I don't have a gun because I want to shoot someone. I have a gun
because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a
sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't have a gun to make me feel like a man. I have a gun because
men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don't have a gun because I feel inadequate. I have a gun because
unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am Inadequate.
I don't have a gun because I love it. I have a gun because I love
life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
"Police Protection" is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect
themselves. Police do not protect you from crime; they usually just
investigate the crime after it happens, do the paperwork and then call someone in to
clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old
to take a Beating.
Yes, I Believe that Jesus can protect me, but in His Word, He tells us to use Wisdom.1 Timothy 5:8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
-- Author Unknown (but obviously brilliant)