6 Reasons Why Pro-Firearm Americans Carry in Public


Many Americans are passionate about owning firearms and carrying them in public places, even while running errands. While many disagree, there are arguments to be made for both sides of the debate.

For those who support gun rights, there are varying reasons for bringing a firearm along while going about their day. Here are some stories shared on a popular online forum of why people choose to carry in public.

Another person noted that almost 70% of mass shooters have a history of domestic violence, so it is good to be prepared.

Domestic Violence

Someone said she began carrying a gun after her ex began stalking her and issuing death threats. After multiple calls to the police with no results, she was awoken in bed one night with her ex standing over her with a knife.

Self Defense


Many others chimed in that living in rural areas with the threat of wildlife attacks has made them reconsider carrying a gun regularly.

One shared a quote, “I’ve never in my life needed a weapon, except when I needed one real bad.” Another shared, “the same reason I have a fire extinguisher in my car.

Last Resort

Many self-proclaimed responsible gun owners have a personal story of why they carry. One shared the story of his brother, who only survived because he had a weapon available.

Home Invasion

Several commenters noted that they lived in high-crime neighborhoods with slow or non-existent police responses.

High-Crime Neighborhood

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