Yes it does… very much … but what makes it that way is the way America is at the moment… I hope all of us can change that …Tim
Seriously, no. I am pretty much the same person whether I’m carrying or not.
Besides, why would.I want to mess with all this awesomeness?
Does a gun change the person you are? Yes! But you are suppose to
change into a better educated, responsible, law abiding, and a teachable
individual that does their best in their life. To continue to serve and help
your family, community, friends, and yourself to be the best that they are
meant to be. To live at and in a higher standard than someone that does
not have a firearm. Someone that learns, protects, and trains to handle that
firearm and their equipment the best that they can.
Be the best!
I would submit that “carrying” a gun “LEGALLY” does change the person you are if you are cognizant of the increased responsibility you have taken on.
- You know that YOU are responsible for your actions and use of that “gun”. You become more aware of your surroundings, people and situations.
- You take steps to conceal the fact that you even have a “gun”. You wear different clothing, change the way you walk, approach buildings and even the way you drive your car.
- You take the time to practice and train even if the majority is intellectual or “dry fire”.
Carrying a gun is like a graduation from a school, fundamentally you know the basics. Until you get into the real world and utilize and experience things you have only begun to learn.
As you learn you change.
Yes, it changes you from a victim to a non-victim or from a sheep to sheep dog.
Fundamentally I would say no. But, there is a great sense of responsibility & confidence that comes with it. It’s like “if evil comes my way today, this sword gives me a chance to fight back & hopefully survive” kind of feeling. I never feel cocky or tough but I’m also not fearful of everything & everyone. My FAITH in GOD keeps me well anchored…
@Zee We also have to consider the validity of the story. The “professor” is probably fictionalizing or passing along an urban legend. Never put it past the haters of gun owners to tell as fact things that they know are not true. And yes, haters of gun owners. They don’t care about your guns. Their mission is not just to take away your guns; it’s to one by one take away your liberties.
Of course there is also their desire to disarm America so we will be more vulnerable and feel a need to be taken care of and protected, but it’s not because they hate the guns, they hate patriotic, self sufficient Americans.
Think of driving. Whoever you are you will continue to be behind the wheel. If you’re responsible and law abiding you will drive that way. Obeying all the rules. Keeping up on any new laws, etc. if you’re an irresponsible person you most likely will be the same behind the wheel. If you’re aggressive, timid, law skirting, whatever, you will be the same behind the wheel. Carrying a firearm doesn’t change who you are on the inside. You can only pray there are more responsible gun carriers than not. It is they who will seek to improve their skills and who will work at being more situationally aware, and strive to do things legally and ethically.