Why Carry A Gun: 5 Reasons Why And The 2nd Amendment

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February 28, 2019 / Comments (29)

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Why carry a gun? There are different good and lawful reasons, but let’s take a closer look at the 2nd Amendment as the ultimate basis.

In this article:

  1. The 2nd Amendment
  2. Cons of Concealed Carry
  3. Why I Carry a Gun by Joshua Gillem

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What is the Second Amendment? The Second Amendment simply states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The 2nd Amendment

Everyone has their own reasons and good reasons to carry a gun, too. No two are quite the same also.

Maybe you do it for self-defense, to protect those around you, or to defend your home. The most upheld though is to exercise your God-given second amendment right.

We have different reasons, but really, the ultimate argument for carrying a gun is the 2nd amendment! At the end of the day, what matters is what are you carrying a gun for.

And when you do, you’re going to need this. 

On that note, it is best to learn more about concealed carry and how the 2nd amendment can either justify your reason or give you a good reason to use your gun only for what it’s intended for!

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Cons of Concealed Carry

While the question as to why carry a gun at all is highly debated, we look to reasons why concealed carry is good. There are pros and cons, but for now, we see these as perfectly acceptable reasons for concealed carry.

In this article, here are pretty much good arguments about the pros of concealed carry.

  • Quicker draw time
  • Attacks are less likely to occur since would-be criminals know you’re armed
  • Help spread awareness about responsible gun ownership

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Why I Carry a Gun by Joshua Gillem

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Carrying a gun is about protecting yourself, your family and other people. Photo by Patheos

Our friend Joshua Gillem here at Gun Carrier has listed his personal reasons for carrying a gun every day. Read an excerpt below, and be sure to check out the full article here.

1. As I said above, people are nuts. And it seems to be getting worse. Especially when you watch the news and see all these riots taking place. What’s funny, though, is when you see the guys with the AR-15 slung around their shoulder guarding their business, nobody is attacking them. Wonder why? Maybe it’s because guns act as deterrents.

2. 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 to 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.

Click here to read the rest.


Watch this insightful video from The Yankee Marshall on why people carry guns:

Carrying firearms definitely has its perks, but it carries a lot of responsibilities, too. That should not be a problem as long as you have the right mindset and discipline.

If you decide to carry a gun, be sure to put in the right amount of practice time as well as be mindful of the consequences it presents if misused. In the end, make sure you are justified by the law when questioned, why carry a gun?

Why do YOU carry a gun? Let us know your thoughts and insights in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 19, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

29 Responses to :
Why Carry A Gun: 5 Reasons Why And The 2nd Amendment

  1. underthewire says:

    i carry a gun because at 76, a bullet moves faster

  2. TheSouthernNationalist says:

    As the saying goes, “better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it”.

  3. joe nyomozo says:

    Carrying a gun is a very personal choice. As a former LEO I know when you wear a gun it can be a deterrent but also gives lot’s of information to the potential bad guy! As a civilian I can’t imagine WHY I would want to give too much information to a potential adversary/criminal. After all this is not the “speak softly and carry a big stick” situation. Look at the old West and the multitude of shootings that took place! And in state where you can carry openly but not allowed to have it loaded is about as stupid of a situation you can put yourself into. Any really big guy or a punk with a knife can take your gun and where is that leave you!? Just my 2 cents!

  4. Fabricio Paraná Paes Brasil says:

    I agree with the authorization to have and carry guns, because I
    have less and smaller risk to have have an attack by a bad guy.

  5. Darrell McMullen says:


    Why Carry a Gun?

    My old grandpa said to me ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and
    usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin.’

    I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
    I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

    I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
    I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
    I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
    I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

    I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
    I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
    I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

    I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
    I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

    I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
    I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

    I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
    I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

    I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
    I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate..

    I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
    I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

    Police protection is an oxymoron.
    Free citizens must protect themselves.
    Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

    Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin’…..author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

  6. Robert says:

    You carry a gun so your hard to kill.

    Know the law so your hard to convict.

  7. Rowland Scherman says:

    One year not too long ago, there were more police deaths by their own guns than by any other means.

  8. I have been an FFL dealer in the past! I shot competetion in 4 States. I had a CCW for years. Then we got a new Sherrif in town! I knew him when he was a young PUNK tearing up the neighberhood and was throwing rocks at my Dobermans making them mean! I waited for him and threw the rocks back at him! I’m in Ohio an when I went to reniew my CCW he denied it using Allegations! Not convections but Allegations! I have bought another Assault rifel and a small pistol! All’s good with the ATF. My attorney is going to try to settel this peacefully. But with this guy who knows? Does anyone knoe if he can deny it without zero convections? Please advise! To me it’s a personal thing! I’m 69 with NO record! Is it legal for him to do this? Thanks

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