What Reasons Might a “Peace-Loving” Man Have for Carrying a Gun?

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Jeffrey Manrique
Eng 101-A07
Prof. Daryl Osemwota
November 13, 2010

What reasons might a “peace-loving” man have for carrying a gun?

I believe men should all carry guns. The reasons are very simple my dad always told me “Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops busting knuckles and starts busting caps and usually it is when he becomes too old to take an ass whooping." I do not carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.” Those words will always stay with me. I will use myself as an example, I have a gun permit. I am a peace-loving, godly man. I am a Christian but I do not carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place. I do not carry a gun because I am paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world. I do not carry a gun because I am evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world. I do not carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of the government. I do not carry a gun because I love it. I carry 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 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 an ass whooping.

Some may say that I will be more prone to use my gun if I carry one. My dad always told me never to pull a gun on anyone unless I planned on using it. Those words are about as true as they can be. I have seen people get their ass whipped for pulling a gun and not having the balls to pull the trigger. Before I decided to carry a gun I always say to myself carrying one is one thing, but are you absolutely sure you could pull the trigger if you had to? And are you absolutely sure you could deal...
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