Well, except none of that happened in Maryland...MKSheppard wrote: ↑2018-03-08 07:55pmCongratulations. You have a valid basis to get a Maryland Concealed Weapons Permit. Me, I'm only about 1/3 of the way there.
I've also had the hubcaps shot off my car while driving, been twice attacked by knife-wielding attackers, been beat up by multiple people at once... sure, think I probably qualify for the assaulted multiple times category. Except all of that occurred prior to my turning 18 so I couldn't have gotten a gun anyway. Also has a lot to do with why I got the hell out of Dodge Detroit as soon as I could.
And I'm not really interested in playing one-upmanship in the assault category.
Except when all of that happened to me - the 1970's - there were no cell phones, certainly no texting, and 911 was not available in quite a few areas. When I moved to Chicago the city itself had 911 but the surrounding suburbs did not, as just one example. It wasn't until the late 1980's that even 50% of the US population had access to 911 services.9-1-1? Hey, good luck texting 911, the system in Southern MD then wasn't set up for text 911 and a few years later with a potential CO2 issue here in the DC burbs, the text 911 system didn't work either.
So it's call 911, and repeat yourself slowly when you hear a voice on the other end and kind of sort of pray/hope/whatever that they heard you right and show up in the right place.
You on the other hand, can keep up a running commentary on the phone with verbal support from the dispatcher as the police are on the way.
When I was attacked there was no way to call for help.
Yeah, you got reasons. I get it.That's why I'm a bit in raging asshole mode (I freely admit it) regarding this issue.
Yes. But so far I have not located one in my price range. Regrettably, my finances are still limited despite some improvement in recent years.
Or a cheap gun with which I can reliably hit a target, will not cost a lot to buy ammo to improve my skills, and could be concealed relatively easily on my person if I decide to opt for a concealed carry permit. I expect that after some time I will either decide I don't need a gun after all, or I might "move up" to a larger caliber as my skills/strength improve in that area.I gotta ask you...why do you want to obtain a "Saturday Night Special" for 'defense'? There's no reason for you to buy such a junky gun with a weak cartridge that lets the manufacturer use junk pot steel because of the lower chamber pressure of .38 special vs 9mm, unless of course, you want a cheap, easily concealable throwaway gun for murder.
Not quite that old yet, thankyouverymuch.Moreover, I am worried about your mental state, since you are approaching senior citizen age.
I can still pass an FAA medical to fly airplanes, I expect passing a physical to drive cars, own guns, or the like would not be an issue.I think you need to be evaluated yearly on your mental competency to own such a murder weapon, because we get stories every year about senior citizens who get confused about where they are in their cars, leading to much hilarity.
And if ever I get so dotty I am not longer safe to handle firearms I would hope there is a mechanism for removing them from my grasp, for the sake of the safety of others.