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Shadow Bear

Welcome! If you've come here, I probably offended you by taking you to task for posting some foolishness.

Carrying a weapon is a sacred duty, not to be taken lightly. You have given yourself the power of life and death, and where that is concerned, my patience for tom foolery is scant.

Whether you carry strictly for your own protection, of understand the concept of Noblesse Oblige, it is the most serious action you can take, outstripping all other activities. Be careful, be smart. Know the law AND the moral implications before you strap one on.
Grand Rapids
Intelligence Analyst (corp)


'If the people are not ready for the exercise of the non-violence of the brave, they must be ready for the use of force in self defense. There should be no camouflage.....it must never be secret.' MK Gandhi II-146 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)-- Gandhi supports open carry!

'There is nothing more demoralizing than the fake non-violence of the weak and impotent.' MK Gandhi II-153 (Gandhi on Non-Violence)