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Have you ever "needed" your CCW?

Have you ever used your CCW to save or prevent a crime??


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Bowhunter57

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I've been a couple of situations that turned out better than I thought they were going to and was NOT carrying. I carry as often as possible to avoid the "wish I had been carrying" scenario.

Also, I try not to frequent stores that don't allow CCW. If I do go into their stores, I make a point of talking to the manager to inquire as to their reasoning. Being civil about it will sometimes make them rethink their posting of the no CCW signs.

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
 

Milo

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i have a feeling i will be needing mine this year. acquired some new property that others think they own.... round 1 was heated but civil...round 2 will not be...
 

Beentown

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Not since I have had my CCW. I had one incident at Red, White and Boom where I would have used it if I were carrying. Had a knife pulled on us. He would be a downed baddy if it were to happen today.

Beentown
 
#6
A freind and I were confronted by a guy with a baseball bat looking for cash
Both of us pulled our pistols and were ready
If he would have came closer I am sure he would had gotten shot

But the guy turned tail and ran

We went the other way

John
 

Buckmaster

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Lesson #1 learned in CCW class was to elude confrontation if at all possible; run away if you need too. The last resort is having to use the "tool".

Lesson #2 If you use the "tool" shoot to kill. Dead men don't talk but be prepared for a long, costly, civil trial as the Bandit's family will probably end up with everything you own plus your future earnings.
 

Beentown

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Lesson #1 learned in CCW class was to elude confrontation if at all possible; run away if you need too. The last resort is having to use the "tool".

Lesson #2 If you use the "tool" shoot to kill. Dead men don't talk but be prepared for a long, costly, civil trial as the Bandit's family will probably end up with everything you own plus your future earnings.
Yep, except for the probably part. No matter what it will put most people in the poor house just for fees, time and potential job loss. I agree with CJD3...Knock on wood!

Beentown
 

Jackalope

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Yep, except for the probably part. No matter what it will put most people in the poor house just for fees, time and potential job loss. I agree with CJD3...Knock on wood!

Beentown
I had an instructor tell me once..
"If you ever have to use your weapon. It will cost both of you your life."
 
#11
I think we can all agree we hope that do or die situation never accures. My thoughts are this... I carry daily and feel much more secure due to this fact. I like the feeling of being able to protect myself and family if something serious would ever happen. Most of all Its my right to carry so I wanted to take advantage of that while I still can. Even if you do not carry regularly I recomend getting your CCW. It might not be available forever the way we are headed.
 

hickslawns

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My Dad took the course but didn't want to apply for it. I told him he should simply to be a statistic for the lawmakers to look at. They keep seeing the numbers of CCW holders increase, then hopefully they will take notes as to who their constituents are. I emphasized to him, this doesn't mean he EVER has to carry. I truly do not think he will carry if he gets it.
 
#13
I'm one of those that took the class but never applied. I took the class shortly after the law was first past. It was VERY restrictive on how and where you could carry so I never got it. I am on the road all day long and the restrictions in a vehicle were silly.

Correct me if I am wrong but you only have a year to apply after taking the class, right???
 

RRJJ

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I'm one of those that took the class but never applied. I took the class shortly after the law was first past. It was VERY restrictive on how and where you could carry so I never got it. I am on the road all day long and the restrictions in a vehicle were silly.

Correct me if I am wrong but you only have a year to apply after taking the class, right???

I'm not sure of the time limit, but there is one. I'm sure you know the laws are much less restrictive now. You can conceal carry in a vehicle as long as you have your license. No longer do you have to have the gun in plain view. However, you still must notify an officer if you are pulled over, etc.
 
#15
I'm not sure of the time limit, but there is one. I'm sure you know the laws are much less restrictive now. You can conceal carry in a vehicle as long as you have your license. No longer do you have to have the gun in plain view. However, you still must notify an officer if you are pulled over, etc.
Yep I knew they changed it, thats why I wish I would have gotten it. I took the class probably 5 years ago, I am sure I would have to take it agian. Just don't have the time right now, maybe next summer. Honestly if we are working somewhere I feel like I need a piece I have one.
 

Matt

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Didn't Castle take away the worry of being in hot water if you shot someone, or was that just for legal litigation? Castle only applies in the home and vehicle though too, doesn't it?
 

RRJJ

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Didn't Castle take away the worry of being in hot water if you shot someone, or was that just for legal litigation? Castle only applies in the home and vehicle though too, doesn't it?
In the state of Ohio, Castle states that you can protect your home without giving warning. It only applies to your house and not your property. In other words, someone would have to gain entry to your house and then you can take action. In Ohio, castle doctrine does not apply to your car.

If you take action to protect yourself, no matter where you are, you are still prone to being sued. Once again it seems like to laws are constructed to protect the criminal instead of the law abiding citizen.
 

Jackalope

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In the state of Ohio, Castle states that you can protect your home without giving warning. It only applies to your house and not your property. In other words, someone would have to gain entry to your house and then you can take action. In Ohio, castle doctrine does not apply to your car.

If you take action to protect yourself, no matter where you are, you are still prone to being sued. Once again it seems like to laws are constructed to protect the criminal instead of the law abiding citizen.
I don't have the time to look it up, but i also think castle removed or severely restricted an intruders right to sue you if shot inside your home.
 

RRJJ

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I don't have the time to look it up, but i also think castle removed or severely restricted an intruders right to sue you.
I believe you're right...it should have said: no matter where you're at, I castle doesn't cover you, then you're still prone to lawsuit n
 

Beentown

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Just remember Means, Opportunity and Intent. Castle is nice because they have to prove were at fault without a "reasonable doubt". Wish I had a better way to put it but me and Mr. Beam are having a night. :smiley_adfundum::smiley_breakdance:

Beentown