Trust me when I say I'm not afraid of anything. Been prepared to die more than once in my life, came close once and I refuse to die by someone else's hand. Not to mention it is a right, one that I put my life on the line to protect, more than once and pay dearly on a daily basis in pain day in and day out. So I will continue to do as I believe and run my company with employees having the opportunity to carry.
I've been told that I thoroughly enjoy life and work my balls off. They are absolutely correct. I work 12-15 hrs a day to be successful and when it is time to play, I play hard. I guess if you put yourself in my shoes on July 4th, 2003 in Tikrit, Iraq when I was a thread away from not having this life to live, you would understand.
FIRE.... first I wish to thank you for your service.....it's an honor to know you....even if it's just through a computer screen.
I can sympathize with you on your pain. I deal with it day in and day out. It's amazing what damage too much exposed to certain chemicals can do to one's body.
I carry everyday myself...it's my right...it's the right thing to do....I hope I never have to use my gun, but if I do I'm glad I have the right to protect myself or some other innocent person(s).....again thank you for your service.
Did'nt meen to offend, just wanted to understend, belive me South Lebanon in 85 was not less hard,
And suicide bombs all over the plase, on a daily baises, and missiles on your house and children every outer year, and random knife attaks every day, dose give me the right to say that I do understend somthing from what you refer to, I just do not understend from what YOU in the USA are worrid from?
To understand, Benny, you'd have to have lived here for an extended period of time. Not to speak for Fire, 'cause he's certainly capable of speaking for himself, but some of us choose to be proactive, not reactive. We're sick & tired of having to be increasingly on guard against some fool wanting to rob us, kill us, or otherwise harm us whenever they want, and we choose to be prepared not to allow that to happen if we can help it. Believe it or not, there are actually municipalities in this country where gun ownership for self-protection of the home is required by law, with good reason, Too many of the misguided politicians in our government would have firearms banned; they can't seem to comprehend that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns"
I'll climb down from my soapbox now, as I have no desire to turn this into a politically-charged thread, but I think you have the gist of our citizens' ( or some of us, anyway) feelings and beliefs now.