"I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy” is a pro-gun slogan that has been printed on many gift items, such as bumper stickers, T-shirts and posters. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2005.
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Posted - 12/30/2005 : 10:18:45 PM
Q: Why do you carry a gun?
A: Because a Cop is too heavy!!
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ID: Sheriff, more concealed gun permits would boost public safety
ID sheriff: more concealed gun permits would boost public safety
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
“When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away,” David Klingenberg, 36, told the meeting. “I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.”
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Advice on Fighting
“The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.” - John Steinbeck
1. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he’s too old to fight, he’ll just
2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
3. I carry a gun ‘cause a cop is too heavy.
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Why Do I Carry A Gun?
When someone asks me why I carry a gun, I reply:
- Because it is my right.
- For self defense.
- Why aren’t you carrying?
- Because when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
- Do you see a cop close enough by to save your life in the next 5
- Because a cop won’t fit in my waistband.
- Because a cop is too heavy.
haha, “I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy”
7:25 PM - 21 Nov 2008
American Gun Culture:
Collectors, Shows, and the Story of the Gun
By Jimmy D. Taylor
El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Pub.
I Carry A Gun Because A Cop Is Too Heavy
The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline
By Jennifer Carlson
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Connor’s words referenced a common trope, captured by adages like “I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy”; “When seconds matter, the police are only minutes away”; “A gun in the hand is worth two cops on the phone”; and, simply, “I don’t dial 911.”
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