Thursday, December 17, 2009

Original Content. Eh, not today folks

From the 'Too Lazy to Write Original Content' muse I present you with some linky love. JayG has a post up today about the responsibility that comes with concealed carry. He sums it up quite well when he says.

Having a permit to carry a firearm doesn't make you a tough guy. It's not a license to shoot off your mouth, nor is it permission to let your guard down and be careless because, hey, you have a gun. It's a deadly serious proposition that means you have to man up, put on the big boy pants, and let the loudmouth think he won the battle of wits. You have to be prepared to humble yourself to the jackass that wants to be the center of attention. You have to be ready to walk away, and to hell with what anyone thinks.

Because you carry, you absolutely must know that your defensive weapon is a tool of last resort. The gun doesn't make you a bad ass, the gun makes you accountable for your actions*

*Or at least it should, if you're too stupid to not already be accountable for your actions then you have no business carrying in the first place.

1 comment:

Jay G said...

Thanks for the linky love, Matthew. That was one of my more thoughtful pieces, I thought. It brought up a lot of points I've noticed through the years of having my carry permit.