I’m sure by now many of you have seen this little ditty floating about the Internet. I repost it here as it represents a fairly “Texan” attitude and also comes very close to a conversation I had with a DPS trooper last summer.
Seems a guy cruises through a stop sign, or whatever, and gets pulled over by a local policeman.
Guy hands the cop his driver’s license, insurance verification, plus his concealed carry permit.
“Okay, Mr. Smith,” the cop says, “I see your CCW permit. Are you carrying today?”
“Yes, I am.”
“Well then, better tell me what you got.”
Smith says, “Well, I got a .357 revolver in my inside coat pocket. There’s a 9mm semi-auto in the glove box. And, I’ve got a .22 magnum derringer in my right boot.”
“Okay,” the cop says. “Anything else?”
“Yeah, back in the trunk, there’s an AR-15 and a shotgun. That’s about it.”
“Mr. Smith, are you on your way to or from a gun range…?”
“Why are you carrying then?”
“Because it’s my right. Because I can.”
“Well, what are you afraid of…?”
The man smiles, “Not a damn thing…”