This is why we carry

  • Posted on: 14 March 2016
  • By: Craig

Ladies and Gents, this is why we carry.  The hero of this story was an everyday citizen who was in the right place at the right time and had the capacity and the will to defend.  This could have been a much darker day.  Instead, the wolf was put down.

If a hatchet man were to show up in your normal stomping grounds, would you be prepared to stop them?  Have you trained enough to to feel confident in defending the innocent?  Would you even know when it was OK to defend and when not?  Did you know that know that in Missouri, you have a "duty to retreat" if you can before excersizing force?  Do you know how that squares with our Castle Doctrine?  If you have your permit and you are proficient with it, please carry daily and be ready to defend the innocent.  If the questions I asked here gave you a moment's pause... still carry, but please come in and get some training to understand all your legal rights and duties as a concealed-carry citizen.  Let's do this right and be prepared to stop tredgedies just like the guy in this story did. 

"If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? Then you are a sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero’s path." -- Lt. Col. Dave Grossman