I've been legally carrying a concealed handgun for about 6 years now, and many people ask me why I own and/or carry guns. This is generally asked by people unfamiliar to or afraid of them, in which case it's a toss-up between those who are generally curious and those asking rhetorically as a means of expressing their stance. In either case, here's the complete answer.
A couple years after he graduated from the police academy, I had a talk with my cousin who works for Houston PD. I asked him what I'm sure many of us ask our law enforcement relatives: "How do I get out of speeding tickets?"
His response: "Don't speed."
I countered: "What else?
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