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Why Do People Decide to Carry Concealed?

Posted on the 12 December 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports on the concealed-carry victory in Illinois.
Twenty years ago, Bob Zimmerman ran into a panhandler who wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
The Germantown Hills resident was at a rest stop in Florida, and the man wanted money. 
Things didn't get physical, Zimmerman said, but if he hadn't gotten into his truck as quickly as he did, he's sure there would have been a fight.
From that point on, Zimmerman knew he needed a gun.
Does anyone see the problem with that rationale? If anything the incident in Florida proved that a gun is not necessary. All the fear-driven what-if scenarios are not justification for carrying a gun. They're just fear-driven what-if scenarios.
Men who feel intimidated by their own fantasies, sometimes make the mistake of thinking a gun will supply the answer.  They're wrong, as we've seen earlier today, and yesterday, and meantime gun-rights fanatics are calling for even fewer restrictions.
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