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At the same time, in weapons shops around the country, the tragedies have drawn new customers rushing to buy handguns and sign up for concealed-carry classes out of fear that one day, they may have to protect themselves in a mass shooting.
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In the meantime, gun shops are helping customers to find handguns they can keep with them in case of emergency and obtain the training required to conceal them in purses or under jackets while in public.
wow just the opposite what libreals would think
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At least some of the Sheeple have a sense of the Sheep Dog within them. Better to be armed and potentially ready than to continuously be a victim in waiting.

Never let a crisis go to waste, eh? Change the news cycle narrative to take the heat off of something that is about to explode on them, eh? Well, even those choices have consequences and some of the masses appear to be waking up.

If a perp KNOWS he is walking into a situation where (say) 2% of a given population are armed and the predictibility that his action will be stopped mid-stride, would that not give rise to further reflection that perhaps the impending action is not well thought through? Does that fact alone give rise to greater madness manifested in more sinister ways (fire, bomb, toxic gas, kool aid, etc.)? Food for thought.

In the meantime, stock in gun manufacturing is rising even in the face of (stoopid) anti-gun legislation, which is not popular to the politician due to the populatiry of the RKBA.
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I was at an area Home Depot on Saturday and ran into a friend doing some shopping. While talking to him a third friend came by with a cart full of merchandise. We were all three visiting about the recent shootings. One of them is a retired Sheriff's Deputy, the other shoots a lot of PPC competition and is ex military. I'm pretty good with a handgun if I do say so myself.

We were all three legally carrying and not because we were petrified but because we are aware of the possibilities and choose not to be victims or let other folk be victims. The other two guys have fired guns at perps in their respective line of duty. I have never had to go beyond giving someone a broken nose but I would have no remorse in shooting a mass shooter. However what if in the hysteria of a mass shooter shopper number 4 pulls his carry gun and see's the three of us with our guns drawn. It could get a little dicey as to who is the perp and who is the good guy with a gun. Sure a lot to think about in a hurry in such a situation. One "petrified" person with a gun could send things south in a hurry!
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And someone could run a red light on your way to the store.

Take note the El Paso Texas Walmart shooting.
"Hundreds" of shoppers inside the store. "Dozens" outside the store.
22 killed, dozens wounded, and not 1 shot fired by a ccw permit holder.
What does that tell you about most ccw permit holders?

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What does that tell you about most ccw permit holders?
They were at WORK.
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What does that tell you about most ccw permit holders?
They were at WORK.
LOL! All concealed carry permit holders work on Saturday.
What was I thinking.

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And someone could run a red light on your way to the store.

Take note the El Paso Texas Walmart shooting.
"Hundreds" of shoppers inside the store. "Dozens" outside the store.
22 killed, dozens wounded, and not 1 shot fired by a ccw permit holder.
What does that tell you about most ccw permit holders?
Correct me if I am wrong as there are lots of stories going around. Word on the WWW says that particular Wally World was a safe zone. For the most part any store that says that I can't carry in their store doesn't get my business. Maybe Texans see it the same way? Unless I'm fixing something that is broke and they are the only means for getting it fixed. Then they have to take me as I am.....my gun is well hidden!
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I try to carry the PPK, it's easily concealed. Winter is easiest time because your wearing a jacket. P38 isn't to bad,but a full size 1911 would be hard for me to conceal but I know guys who do it. They are usually the
bigger guys with a little weight to them. That sure ain't me, or my wife. Or our family, anything bigger than
a PPK would stand out like sore thumb.

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I've never seen a Texas Walmart that banned concealed or open carry.
And I can't imagine a lone wolf Walmart not following corporate policy.
I'll see what I can find.

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If you ain't got no gut or butt, it's kinda hard to keep a gun stuck in your waistline and call it concealed.
I had to go with a shoulder holster. I've had overweight people say I wish I could get down to your weight.
No, really you don't. For a number of reasons.
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