We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I never leave home without my carry gun, my keys, my wallet with some cash in it, and my cell. Who would?
Update: In response to queries, I now carry a Colt Cobra with which I very much enjoy trying to shoot beer bottles and cans down on the lower 40. Do not mess with me if you see me in downtown Hartford.
I have never needed to aim a gun at a person while in civilian clothing, although I have performed a Dick Cheney once or twice in thick woods with birdshot. Most bird hunters have. It's something to be avoided, because it pisses off your pals and makes them reluctant to invite you again.
I will leave my American Express card home before I leave without my gun.
Cilla Mitchell, Galveston, Texas
Bravo. Have recently traded up from the 239 to 229 in .40SW- want a little more than 9mm. Our dept. went Sig in '88 and never looked back. BTW: all my carry weapons have Crimson Trace grips...even my snubnose J-frame....can't see the sights any longer.
PS: I feel sorry for you guys that need to carry a weapon to defend yourselves. It would be terrible to reside in such an awful place that you would feel afraid all the time. There are no muggings, rapes and murders where I live. It is a perk of living in the middle of no where.