Dave wrote:littletom wrote:If I felt like I had to pack a gun for my safety mowing my yard. I think I would throw in the towel and move.
+1 The only time I am packing is when I go hunting or sighting in the guns. And those times it is always long guns. I only own two pistol. One is an old Colt Peace Maker that has been in the family for well over 100 years. The other is an H&R 22 revolver I used to shot coyotes when I ran a long line trap line. I have never shot the Colt and it had been over 10 years since I shot the 22.
The house is unlocked, the keys are in the car, pickup, tractor, and quad. I go to town but avoid the cities with a passion. There is a loaded 22 in the house for varmits and a 12 ga with double ought in the closet. I have said before that either things are a lot worse in other parts of the country or there are a lot of paranoid people. And if are things are so bad that you have to pack while mowing the lawn, I don't understand why you haven't moved.
You are far too rational. You may be low on paranoia. There is a generous supply on this forum. Maybe someone will volunteer to give you some.