Why do you carry a gun?

Gun owners are regularly presented with this particular question — and some are now speaking out. Using popular smartphone application Whisper, many Second Amendment enthusiasts have turned  to the social network to explain to others why they carry a firearm.

Whisper guarantees its users absolute privacy and, as a result, many of the resulting confessions are powerful and raw.

1.) Protect My Family

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Image source: Whisper

2.) For Equality

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Image source: Whisper

3.) Because Evil Exists

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Image source: Whisper

4.) I’ll Never Be a Victim

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5.) To Protect My Kids

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6.) For When Police Aren’t There

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7.) So I Will Never Be a Victim

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8.) For Security

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9.) To Protect My Home

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10.) So I Can Help Others

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11.) Independence

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12.) For My Personal Safety

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Image source: Whisper

13.) To Fend Off Evil

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Image source: Whisper

Find more anonymous gun owner confessions on Whisper. Download here.

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