I'll preface this by saying that I carry a gun most every where I go. In fact, there are only two places that you would find me without a gun.
So, why do I carry a gun?
1. Because I can. It is a right afforded to me by the U.S. Constitution
and the Georgia State constitution. It is afforded to me by a concealed
carry law that law abiding citizens should never have had to fight for.
Nonetheless, it has been hard won through long and expensive legislative
action to develop what we have today. It is a right and the more of us
who obtain the license and carry the guns, the harder it will be for
controlling politicians to reverse it in the future.
2. Because it is my duty to take responsibility for my and my family's
safety. I have lots of friends who are police officers but police
generally arrive at a crime scene after the criminals are long gone and
the devastation to citizen victims is already done. It is foolish indeed
to believe that that our civil governments have the ability to protect
us from the sub human predators of our society.
3. Because I live in a real world in which I recognize that dangers are
present. To do otherwise is to stick our heads in the sand and ignore an
ever-present danger among us.
4. Because I want to be part of what makes criminals wonder if the next
person they choose to assault may be the one that ends their life. The
more law abiding citizens that are armed, the less sure criminals can be
of the outcome of their actions against us.
Thanks for listening,
The Math Teacher