Monday, February 23, 2009

Why I Carry A Gun

The following is something I received in an email tonight. As it says at the end, the author is unknown, but is obviously brilliant. I don't know if the author actually is brilliant all of the time or not, but from the below words I can deduce that he or she loves freedom and liberty, is a supporter of the right to keep and bear arms and knew how to put things into words in a pretty fine manner, in fact in a brilliant way at least this one time. My belief is that the author should write more often:

"People Ask: Why?
Why I Carry A Gun

My old grandpa once 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 an ass whoopin'.

I don't carry a gun to kill people. I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people. I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid. I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I'm evil. I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don't carry a gun because I hate the government. I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don't carry a gun because I'm angry. I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone. I carry 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 carry a gun because I'm a cowboy. I carry a gun because, when I die and go to Heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man. I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate. I carry a gun because, unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don't 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 whoopin'. "

..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

I guess this has probably been around on the Internet and Gun Blog sites before, but I figured why not pass it on again. There are a few things I would add to this, but not many, and since it was the brainchild of someone else I will leave it just as it was sent to me. I would sure like to meet the author.

All the best,
Glenn B

3 comments:

GreyBeard said...

Excellent!

Humble wife said...

I can't remember if I commented on this...I got this in an email from a Texan.

No author but pretty dang good.

Anonymous said...

.... very, very well said....

Eric