I had someone last night tell me, "You know, that(pointing to my gun), doesn't make you a man!" I said, I know that. Then he went on to say, "You know, you will get in trouble, and they will put you in jail if you don't have a concealed carry permit for that." I say, "I have three." He says, "Can I see them?" I ask him, "Are you a cop?" He says, "No." Then I ignore him. This just got me thinking about some of the dumb things I've heard people say concerning guns. And old friend I hadn't seen in years saw me carrying a few weeks ago and he asked me why I was carrying a gun. I told him that you never know what can happen, it's a dangerous world, you never know if you will get attacked. Again, we were in DeKalb County at the time. Then he says, "Nobody is going to attack you!" It is amazing how confident people are that "it" isn't going to happen to them. It is irrational. Nobody on the nightly news thought "it" was going to happen to them either. I tell him,"You can get a permit to carry." He says, "Never!" Dumb phrases I hate: "Is that legal?" "Are you a cop?" "Don't shoot me!" "That doesn't make you a man!" "That is going to get you into trouble." Legally carrying a gun might not make you a man but it does mean that you are willing to take responsibility for your own safety, and the safety of your friends and family.