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“The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.” – Justin Curmi in A Revision of the Bill of Rights, Part III [at huffingtonpost.com]
Garret lists his occupation as ‘professional grifter.’ That makes sense when you look at what he carries. You have to keep things simple and easy to pack for those fast getaways once your mark figures out that he’s been had. In any case, check out a con man’s Everyday Carry choices below . . .
Now there’s something you don’t see every day. No, not the Stoeger pistol. We mean an EDC compliment you can carry show in one hand. See all four of Taylor’s Everyday Carry essentials below . . Read More
“When I was in school they used to teach us to hide under the desk in case a bomb hit. Now they’re teaching children to hide in classroom closets from people with guns. Where are we headed with this senseless violence?” – Chester Kulis in Activists protest outside Zion gun store [at chicagotribune.com]
By Mark M.
I became a gun nut in August of 2015 when a string of armed burglaries started in an adjoining development. I went from zero to eight guns in less than eight months At the time, I had neither owned nor ever shot a handgun. So I made it to our closest Cabela’s and was sold into purchasing a S&W M&P 9mm. During September I decided my wife needed a gun too, so she picked out a Beretta PX-4 Storm Compact 9mm. (She was a novice as well, actually crying a little after firing a gun for the first time.) Around the same time, I became acquainted with a new neighbor who, you guessed it, was a full time private gun dealer . . .
Horses for courses. Lots of concealed carriers have different configurations for various situations. Winter totage, light summer carry, deep concealment, you get the picture. This is what David Clark describes as “a light EDC for a nice day out for lunch and shopping with the wife.” See his Everyday Carry choices for accompanying his better half below . . .
By Jeremy S. (not ours):
I know, striker-fired is the future (like gender-less bathrooms and free college), and hammer-fired guns like my personal favorite, the Beretta 92, are relics of an ancient past. It is just a matter of time until all of those antiquated guns with those pesky external hammers take their place alongside pagers and Palm Pilots in the dustbin of history, right? I sure hope not, let me explain why . . .
Another Chicago Record: 1,000 Gunshot Victims In Shortest Time In Decades – “At 1,000 victims, this year’s shooting toll exceeds last year’s total at this point — about 600 victims — by more than 66 percent. At this point in 2014, 483 people had been shot.” Dumping Gary McCarthy didn’t help. They say a fish rots from the head down. While Mogadishu on Lake Michigan may not be at the statistical top of the murder heap, headlines like this one don’t do much to dispel the impression that Chiraq is officially out of control. Speaking of things that stink to high Heaven . . .
By Mitch from DFW
My wife and I both grew up in Canada. As such, we always had a strange curiosity with America’s embrace of firearms. Canadians are inculcated by our school system from an early age that America is full of “gun nuts” and you’ll just get shot walking in broad daylight for no apparent reason. I was always skeptical of said shibboleth, as I viewed the Second Amendment as a check on an overreaching government. When we moved to the US fourteen years ago, we first settled in Detroit. We saw firsthand that owning a firearm isn’t such a bad idea. That being said, as we were on visas at the time, we couldn’t own handguns. It was something we’d think about down the road . . .
We’re guessing RHC doesn’t carry all of what you see above at once. What some of our readers seem to miss is the fact that a lot of these pocket dumps show a collection of gear the contributors cycle through their daily loadout. You can only pack so many pistols, knives and Field Notes books at a time (unless some of it goes in a satchel, backpack or murse). Then again, maybe RHC’s a big guy who firmly believes two is one and one is none. Either way, check out the details of his Everyday Carry gear below . . .