I Compromise to Carry a Gun Legally? I Already Do
by Greg Perry: So
You Want to Learn About Guns?
If I am ever
caught with a concealed weapon in today’s world, I want to have
a permit to show I am legal. Otherwise, my weapon will be taken
and I will be hauled off to jail and face expensive penalties.
I would not
sell my soul to save money. But getting legal is not difficult and
although I and probably you find the whole concept disgusting and
draconian, I see it as the best thing to do.
If and when
the day comes when we cannot carry legally, I will carry illegally.
Because I love my family more than I fear the government. But In
the meantime, l can pay their bribe and stay legal for now.
You and I buy
marriage certificates, driver’s licenses, pay property taxes year
after year long after we have paid off our properties, we pay gasoline
taxes, sales taxes when we purchase at the store, and so on ad infinitum.
We could find ways around every one of those and our lives would
be extremely annoying and almost certainly our wives would not be
happy with us not driving, not buying anything, not being legally
married, etc. So we already compromise daily by paying them their
As much as
I despise all of it, I do have a threshold of compromise and we
I compromise and pay the thieves their concealed carry permit fee.
Because my life would be destroyed if I did not pay it and then
I was caught carrying a weapon. So either way we pay them. I choose
to pay to remain under their radar now so I am not their target
If and when
confiscation begins, will we be the first contacted? Maybe, but
I sure am not going to give them all I have then. Are you? I doubt
So I see being
legal now means being able to live now and protect my family without
being hauled off when found concealing a gun without a permit. And
that is a compromise I choose to do.
Perry [send him mail]
is the pistol-packing author of more than 75 books. He loves to
combine his favorite hobby – guns – with his second favorite – online
auctions – by teaching others how to buy and sell firearms, knives,
and ammo in online auctions legally and easily! eBay may not respect
your freedoms but the free market does. You can comfortably buy
and sell weapons-related items in a simpler-than-eBay environment
by getting his profit-boosting book, Guns
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