It is easy to get sidetracked on these topics; but I think you answered the OP's question with a lot of good and relative information. Kudos.
Thanks Scott. I picked a good thread too for my second post
. I have ridden street over half my life and carried nearly half my life, so I just tried to go over a few simple points on what works for me and the laws on concealed carry.
I usually try to stay out of the pro/con guns arguments that always start on this issue, but I figure if you read my first post on this, as well as this one, it is obvious where I stand. What always gets me is the way things get twisted around, from a sensible argument on the pros/cons of owning or carrying a firearm, to a statement like "So it's OK to discuss killing people and the best weapon to use and how to justify the murder of someone." Now I agree everyone should be allowed to have their own viewpoints and opinions, but come on, really? How did anyone ever get that from the pro carry posts in this thread?
, you state in your first post "Thinking about getting a shotgun for home protection.", then in a later post you state "I've yet to meet someone who was in a situation where they needed a gun" and "I don't live in fear. I often forget to lock my doors at night ". Now I'm not trying to be difficult, but I'm pretty sure your first post contradicts your latter post, because I don't think, in your own words, you would be "Thinking about getting a shotgun for home protection." if you can say you don't even lock your doors from your lack of fear. Obviously I (or anyone else) am not going to convince you of anything if you swap sides of the fence so easy. Or maybe you just want to argue your point(s).
Of course, it is not my job to convince you of anything, or argue with you, and I believe we all should have the right to our opinion and viewpoints. I disagree with you, but respect your personal decision, as I believe most others here do too. So leaving the forum because you are in the minority on viewpoint (or at least it seems that way to me), is simply not productive; especially when the forum is really about Vulcan motorcycles, and I'm sure we can all mostly get along on that topic. I'll ride my Vulcan carrying my gun, and you can ride your Vulcan not carrying a gun, we can just agree to disagree on this, and ride on.
But hey, what the heck do I know, this is just my 3rd post........