How many of you keep a firearm in the truck or on you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MooseMan89, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. getdown

    getdown LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 297

    I am all for it but I just can't... My genetic makeup has me sweating 3 gallons for every 2 gallons I drink... I have stainless pieces, but not willing to deal with the comfort issues. I don't feel vulnerable.
     
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    how does keeping one in your glove box make you uncomfortable. having it on your person sure. I use a money clip instead of a wallet because its uncomfortable, but keeping a womans purse in my glove box doesnt make me uncomfortable.
     
  3. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 689

    Never had a need for a gun. Been in more fights (lost most of em) than I care to remember. But, you guys make it sound like roving gangs of thugs are looking for landscaping equipment on every corner. Somebody wants my stuff, I will gladly give them with my wallet. I have insurance.
    Also, for the guys out in deep wilderness with animals that can kill you, that might be a different story
     
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    it's not about protecting our stuff, I carry cash just so I have something to give if I do get robbed. it's about protecting ourselves and our family. sometimes robbers stab first and rob later. sometimes they rob you, and then try to kill you so there is no witness to their crime
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  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,102

    Actually, for me, it is about both.

    Insurance isn't going to replace my truck and plow at 3 AM. Or 12 PM for that matter.
     
  6. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    I don't know about you, but I wouldn't kill someone over a Ford
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  7. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
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    Unfortunately most criminals don't think that way, they are just looking for an easy score. I've seen a huge uptick in theft and robbery. My dealer lost 6 mowers a couple weeks ago. I have to agree with Mark I'm not going to wait to find out just how much insurance will cover vs how much I'll be out. Given the chance I will try to stop bad guy and let chips fall where they may. It's my lively hood that is being messed with, my pursuit of happiness, life and liberty. If criminals thought there was a chance of being hurt or killed I'm sure it would keep some at home watching cartoons. But society today doesn't see theft as a serious crime so there is barely a slap on wrist. Crime pays or they wouldn't do it
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  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    A trimmer is an easy score, a truck is not. And if someone is willing to kill you gor your truck, then this whole discussion ours a moot point as you are no longer fighting for your truck, but for your life.
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  9. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 919

    All falls back to the saying I'm not expecting a wreck or a fire but I carry an extinguisher and wear my seat belt. I hope to god my gun never leaves the holster but push comes to shove and some crack head starts shooting Ill be glad to have it.
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  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,114

    Would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it

    now if I could just stop texting while I Drive
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