Why I pack all the time. Especially when away form home
This is a video that I made in response to a recent violent attack in suburban Atlanta. Where this took place was only approximately 6 miles form where I live. I had a conversation with some friends recently about guns in general, and the question usually comes up, “why do you carry a gun?” and it depends on who is asking how I answer.
I often hear the typical “well, it makes sense to have a gun inside the home, like a shotgun for self defense against a home invasion” and I usually agree. This usually will segway into the next fork in the road of “carrying openly or concealed outside the home” and the reasons behind it.
Here is a quick video I made that was fueled by this recent conversation. There was a violent crime that happened “really fucking close” to my house. It involved a woman exiting a CVS pharmacy at 1:30 in the morning, she was kidnapped, rapped, and taken to multiple ATMs to withdraw and hand over money to her attacker. Some might say “well that’s a daman shame, what was she doing out at 1:30 in the morning?” and I say to those people “it doesn’t matter, why are you questioning her motives? My mother in law lives with us, and has a myriad of health issues. She usually ends up in the ER at least 3 to 4 times a year. Usually when discharged she needs to have new prescriptions filled and my wife or I will go get them as soon as we get back. this happens at all hours of the night. This could have easily been my wife that was attacked or myself.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic. My overall belief that an act of violent crime is more likely to happen outside of the home, not inside.