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Old 01-13-2009, 10:49 AM
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concealed carry

how many of you guys "carry" while your doing lawn work? i have a friend that does and it did prevent him from getting his equipment stolen off a job last year.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:37 AM
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I live in Fort Worth, TX and basically it is just too hot here in the summer to carry while mowing. I usually just leave it in the truck, plus most of the lawns I mow are in very nice, low crime areas, and many are even gated, some with guards... basically no crime.

That being said, the closest I have come to having something stolen was about 9 years ago when I was just starting out. Some guy actually got out of the passenger seat of a truck at a red light and came up to the truck. At first I thought he was going to ask for a business card or something, then started to reach over the trailer. Luckily it was clear, so I just ran the light and left him standing in the middle of the road... what a moron, I could have probably legally shot him since it was here in TX... you know we don't put up with that stuff down here
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:42 AM
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how many of you guys "carry" while your doing lawn work? i have a friend that does and it did prevent him from getting his equipment stolen off a job last year.
I'd like to hear your friends story.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:35 PM
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never leave home without your "heat"! both myself, the lco, and my right hand man carry on the job, mostly in the situation of a pissed off dog. My right hand man keeps his in his waist band, keeps him from bending over and picking any trash up!!! ha!
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:06 PM
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I'd like to hear your friends story.
he always kept his lawn trailer at his daytime job, looked out the window one day and a couple guys had his trailer hooked up to their truck and was pulling out of his lot and he chased them down and boxed them in, they tried to back up and jack knifed the trailer, they looked up and he had his gun in their face, he could have got in trouble because his life wasn't in danger, but id probably pull my little friend out too if someone was jacking my stuff.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:59 PM
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I'm trying to get my license for concealed carry. Some of the areas I drive through or service aren't the best. The license is a pain in the ass to get though in SC. I would assume thats true for most other states too.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:48 PM
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Don't leave home without it. In todays society you never can tell when you might need it.
My great state of Indiana now has a lifetime license. No more reapplying every 4 yrs. And as long as you have no convictions or mental issues, you can get one.

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:24 PM
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yeah i'm going to start the process of getting one, i heard nows the time with osama.....i mean Obama going into office soon
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:19 PM
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yeah i'm going to start the process of getting one, i heard nows the time with osama.....i mean Obama going into office soon
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:48 PM
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I have my carry permit, but seldom carry it while doing my parttime lawn route. Since my wife and I had a daughter in September, I carry all the time no matter where we go. Like they say, " Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. In PA, it is not a hard process to get one. Though I wish PA would come into more agreements with other states so my permit would be legal in. Right now my permit is good in about 18 other states.
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