That today's Americans are nuts is one of the reasons why I carry a gun. Well, most of them are, anyway. You look around and see riots breaking out. People are getting the snot kicked out of them for no reason, and a zombie apocalypse is literally right around the corner. Who needs more than one excuse to put a gun in their pocket?
I do realize, however, that there are some people out there who are gun-friendly and yet still need some coaxing into becoming a responsible and armed American citizen. So, here are good reasons to carry a gun:
Why I Carry a Gun | 5 Compelling Reasons
1. People are Nuts
As I said above, people are nuts. And they seem to be getting worse. Especially when you watch the news and see riots, presidential craziness, and plenty of wackos shooting people up in gun-free zones. What's funny, though, is that when you see the guys with the AR-15 slung around their shoulder guarding their business in the middle of a riot, nobody is attacking them. Wonder why? Maybe it's because guns act as deterrents.
2. Zombie Apocalypse
I'm convinced that the zombie apocalypse is already upon us. I mean, I literally look around and see the brain dead all over the place, feeding off the innocent and trying to turn them into zombies, too. Many people believe that, at some point, it will escalate into an uncontrollable problem, forcing us who aren't yet zombies to defend ourselves against the horde. When/if that time comes, it is better to be ready for it. Plus, with all of these brain-sucking liberals voting for socialism–it really makes ya wonder where our country is headed.
3. It's My Right to Carry
It is your right to do so. We are supposed to have guns to keep people in check and to ensure they don't feel like being tyrants. It's the way our founding fathers wrote the law of the land. They expected responsible, law-abiding American citizens to have guns because they saw the dangers of having people who are unable to protect themselves.
4. Home Defense
If someone decides to break into your home and take your life or try to hurt your family, isn't it best to be able to defend them? Sure, this goes a bit outside the scope of concealed carry, but the same principle carries over. But, then again, this goes back to people being nuts.
5. To Protect Other People
Finally, I carry so I can protect the people. I served in the Marines for four years, starting in 1999, and there is something that is ingrained deep within my soul. I feel like I need to protect everyone. And if I ever feel the need to protect people, I will do so with my very life, if need be.
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Unfortunately, most of the leftist community seems to think that our primary reason to own and carry a concealed gun is to hurt people. The very sight of a gun instills great fear in them as if it would just jump out of the holster and start shooting people up.
Thankfully, it seems as if more people are waking up and smelling the coffee. They realize that carrying a concealed weapon is a good idea to protect their loved ones. We know that it is our right to carry and protect in a world that seems less safe with each setting of the sun. Will you be ready if someone attacks your family? I know I will.
What are your reasons for carrying a gun? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 29, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.