What percentage do you think?


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mugsie
February 1, 2009, 08:31 PM
Just some background. I'm former military. Been around guns all my life. Reload & cast my own. Have a CCL, but carry maybe 10% of the time. I live in a great area and do not put myself in situations where I may need it. I realize it's like a seat belt - always worn because one never knows when it'll be needed. So what about concealed carry? I'll bet out of all the people owning guns less than 5% have CCL's and maybe less than that carry greater than 70% of the time. What do you think?

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Lurp
February 1, 2009, 08:38 PM
I carry pretty much everywhere I go except campus (college student). If it wasn't for spending a couple hours a day on campus I would say I'm in the 90-100% range. I expect most people with CHL carry pretty frequently so I said about 75% of the time.

twoclones
February 1, 2009, 09:06 PM
I carry at least 85% of the time. Not because my neighborhood, circumstances or habits put me at risk. They don't. I carry because of all the times I've seen [on television] victims, their families and friends say things like "This is the last place we expected something like this to happen."

TeamPrecisionIT
February 1, 2009, 09:17 PM
I said 40-50% because a lot of people work and/or go to schools as well as other areas that are law abiding citizen carry not allowed.

Damian

ronto
February 1, 2009, 09:50 PM
I carry 100% of the time, where legal.
As our DI told us "When IT happens, it will happen fast, where and when you least expect it."...He was right.

rbernie
February 1, 2009, 09:53 PM
What is the question? Your post makes it sound like it could be one of two choices:

1) What percentage of folk that have CHLs actually carry?

-or-

2) What percentage of gun owners have CHLs and carry?

I don't know which question I'm answering.

Geno
February 1, 2009, 09:56 PM
I can't comment to others, but I carry 100% of the time where legal.

snipe300
February 1, 2009, 10:01 PM
I carry everywhere its legal.

solareclipse
February 1, 2009, 11:45 PM
well below 50% if we go by the people i know who can carry

gbran
February 2, 2009, 12:19 AM
I spend a lot of time in my vehicle while at work. There are many places I can't carry such as military bases, misc. fed facilities, industrial plants, etc. So, while working, I can generally only carry maybe 20-30% of time. While not working, I carry most of the time.

Ridgerunner665
February 2, 2009, 12:22 AM
I can't speak for other people...so I voted for myself.

I carry 99.8% of the time.

Kind of Blued
February 2, 2009, 01:04 AM
I have no idea, no way of knowing, no way to make an educated guess, and it's none of my business who carries a gun to begin with.

I can say that I carry ~99.99% of the time that I am conscious and not lying in my bed. In the past year, I have refrained from carrying for about five hours total, between the courthouse, two elementary schools, a high school, and two post offices. I carry 100% of the time in which it is legal to do so, including churches, bars, hospitals, and everywhere that I didn't mention previously.

jakemccoy
February 2, 2009, 01:12 AM
This poll depends, in a huge way, on state law.

Also, what people "think" is the percentage is not reliable information.

41 magnum fan
February 2, 2009, 01:29 AM
I carry 100% of the time.

moooose102
February 2, 2009, 07:36 AM
i do not think most people carry all of the time even with a ccw permit. i probably carry 98% of the time. pretty much anywhere it is lawful to carry, i do. even in my own home.

KC0QGL
February 2, 2009, 08:10 AM
I carry all the time, the only time I don't carry is at work. They wont let me, the whole company is unarmed (rant rave rant rave).:D

chuckusaret
February 2, 2009, 08:18 AM
I have a CCL and when I leave the house I carry and if I have to visit a place a weapon is not legal I lock my weapon in the car in the gun safe. I carry a truck gun 100% of the time in my car, also in a lockable case, just in case of a what If.

expvideo
February 2, 2009, 08:19 AM
What a weird question. I guess probably 60-75% of the time for most people that have a license. That would be my guess. I carry 95-100% of the time, but I also post on THR, so...

71Commander
February 2, 2009, 08:50 AM
I put my sidearm on when I get up in the morning and take it off when I go to bed. I carry while at home. I have a Keltec P3AT in a FIST ultra thin kydex holster. It clips on my sweat pants.

expvideo
February 2, 2009, 09:33 AM
I put my sidearm on when I get up in the morning and take it off when I go to bed. I carry while at home. I have a Keltec P3AT in a FIST ultra thin kydex holster. It clips on my sweat pants.
That's all well and good, but do you carry a gun?

:neener:

Zundfolge
February 2, 2009, 10:44 AM
well I screwed it up ... I misread the poll as "what percentage of the people do you think carry".

For myself, I carry 24/7/365, but I live in a state that is very CCW friendly (not many silly restrictions) and I can carry at work.

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