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Do you CC everywhere?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by stonebuster, Jan 19, 2018.

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  1. CDW4ME

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    20+ years of carrying and not once "needing" it has zero impact on my commitment to carry everywhere legal and avoid places I can't.
     
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  2. RETG

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    Before retirement, everywhere, and that meant 99% of the USA; retired, everywhere I can legally and so far have not come across anyplace I have not been able to carry. However, in many circumstances I am carrying to protect against 4-legged threats.
     
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  3. MedWheeler

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    George P writes:

    .. to C0untZer0 posting:

    .. without knowing his reasoning.

    It's not about "necessity." For nearly all of us, carrying a gun anywhere is not a "necessity." In fact, we don't even "need" to own any guns.

    It's about the idea that, should that lack of a need change, the change will likely be quite sudden and unexpected. It may also be because we want to know where it is, and to be in control of it, as much as possible (some of us do not live alone.) My gun is on my belt pretty much all the time I'm dressed. If I get undressed in the bathroom to shower, it's there, on top of the wall cabinet. So, that would place it "close at hand."

    Oh, and it might even be because most of us actually like guns. ;)
     
  4. mbok1947

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    Where legal yes, and I define legal as "where not specifically prohibited by statute" which does NOT include places with no-slash-gun stickers which can only result in a request to leave if detected, which I have never been.
     
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  5. fjblair

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    I have never felt the need to carry a gun around my house unless I am breaking in a holster or getting the feel of a new gun.
     
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  6. MedWheeler

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    fjblair writes:

    Good for you. Sounds like you're doing things right.

    See post 78.
     
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  7. hdwhit

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    No.

    In fact, hardly anywhere.

    At present, my principal client is under contract to a government agency. The agency does not allow firearms or ammunition on the premises - including the parking lot. So, to stay on the contractor's good side, I make sure there are no guns or ammunition on me,in my briefcase or in my car. And to make sure that I don't violate that prohibition accidentally, I leave the guns and ammo (even the magazine of the same name) behind much of the time.

    I suspect things will change after I retire, move to a different state and get a CC license there. Not that there's a lot of need. While it's one of the most dangerous counties in the country - the casualties are all involved in the drug trade. If you aren't involved with the drug trade, the level of violent crime is almost zero, but you can never tell when there's going to be a case of mistaken identity.
     
  8. JTHunter

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    Considering Illinois has only in the past few years "allowed" CC, with horrendous costs for applications and training, not to mention delays in processing that have been known to exceed 18 months (it IS getting better), restrictions with "force of law", I don't carry.
    AND I would prefer OC as I have a GP-100 in .357 and a nice leather holster and belt. ;)
     
  9. chicharrones

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    +1.

    My carry gun is in the bathroom when I take a shower because that's where my clothes are. Since my carry gun is with my clothes, I know exactly where my carry gun is and I don't have to go into another room to go get it. It's the same if I'm at someone else's house as a guest and I'm using their shower. The gun is in my view or possession at all times.
     
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  10. sgt127

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    I’m blessed. I have to carry at work. A police uniform seems sorely lacking without a gun.

    I retired from one Police job after 32 years, so I can carry, for the rest of my life, pretty much anywhere. I hope that becomes an option for other good folks down the road.

    I don’t necessarily carry off duty to protect myself that much, though it’s nice to have that option. But, because I know if there were a mass shooting, or, if I saw an Officer that needed help, I’m going towards it. I couldn’t stop myself. And, if I were ever in that position and didn’t have a weapon and were helpless, it would beat me down for the rest of my life.

    Kind of like body armor. I’ve worn, and sweated in body armor every single day of my life in uniform for going on 35 years. Never been shot. But, I’m certain, the one day I don’t, at my service, they will speak about how I always wore body armor....except that ONE day....
     
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  11. MedWheeler

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    sgt127 writes:

    I've been out of the job for 20+ years, and it is still in me (I only did a few years.) I've been working in EMS since then, which keeps my protective nature alive. I would feel the same way, and that factors in my decision to carry all the time. I don't know about the "mass shooting" thing, but definitely a LEO in distress would get my attention real fast.
     
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  12. Sauer Grapes

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    Shortt answer YES.
    Long answer is not often, since I can't carry in a commercial interstate vehicle. I don.t like leaving a gun in my car, so the gun stays home.
     
  13. Mikhail Weiss

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    98 % of the time I'm carrying. The other 2% is due to laziness.
     
  14. cc-hangfire

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    Pants on, gun on. I carry everywhere except places where I would be either arrested or fired if discovered.

    In my state, most private property with “no guns” signs do not carry force of law; if asked to leave you must or it becomes criminal trespass. Concealed means concealed (ie: nobody else knows).

    Ditto. I am responsible for control of a lethal weapon. If anyone asks, “where’s you gun?”, I’ll just need to pat my pocket or waistband to check.
     
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  15. Robbins290

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    only place i do not carry is on the post office, i will leave it under my seat.

    Other then that, if i am out of bed, i am carrying.
     
  16. montanaoffroader

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    Pretty much. Got my first handgun after I got out of the military, never go anywhere without one.
     
  17. Fiv3r

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    I'm guilty of leaving my carry gun behind due to inconvenience. Recently I have been armed 100% of the time where legal by carrying a NAA mini. Not ideal but certainly not useless in .22 mag.

    I have long been a fan of the .380 mouse gun, but I am starting to wonder if the .380 is enough gun. Most of the time I tend to go tiny or full size. Fat subcompacts don't work for me as I really dislike iwb unless I am just concealing the gun for a short period of time. Therefore I tend to just carry larger pistols.

    However, I have been finding myself not wanting to bother with dressing around said gun. I'm in the market for a single stack to split the difference between the. 380 and a full size 9mm.

    I've had them in the past and gotten rid of them for one reason or another. I think my travel plans have inspired me to give them another go.

    I really would like to get back to carrying a centerfire 99% of the time.
     
  18. Berger.Fan222

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    Beyond occasionally expressing that I am in careful compliance with all applicable laws, I keep my CC practices very private. I certainly don't post them on the internet.
     
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  19. Armybrat

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    As I've posted before - if you see me wearing pants, I'm carrying.
    If you see me without pants, please call my wife to take me home before the cops take me "downtown". :oops:
     
  20. mongoslow

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    everywhere, everyday , sitting here 11:00 at night at home P229 on my side
     
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  21. Shooter75

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    For three years I was CEO of a large hospital physician's group (186 docs in 53 different locations) owned by the hospital with the doctors under contract. It was STRICKLY ILLEGAL for anyone to have a firearm on any hospital property including locked in your vehicle in the hospital parking lot. Every Monday morning during those three years I sat in the walnut panneled confence room on the top floor of the hospital and endured an "executive briefing" and in every one of those meetings my dang 1911 Colt Government was sticking me in the back when I leaned back in my chair. I do not let employers OR ANYBODY tell me that I do not have and cannot execrise the right to self defence NO MATTER where the hell I am or on whose property it is as long as it is within the USA because the Second Amendment CLEARLY SAYS I have that right and NO EMPLOYER has the right to over ride it. And even if they think they do, they can kiss my dam grits because no civilian job is worth my life and as long as my pants are on, my 1911 is stuck in my waist band, but I do not take it in the shower with me. That is the ONLY place it does not go with me ALL THE TIME 24/7/365. The FIRST RULE of gun fighting is that you must have a gun and the fastest draw is to have the gun already in your hand when the fight stars. I practice both of those rules because there is only one rule as far as I am concerned and that is TO WIN because they bury the looser in a gun fight. So your choice is to have a gun and fight, or be burried and that is an easy choice for me to make. You are on your own.
     
  22. 460Shooter

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    Hmm. Well since you quoted my post, I'm assuming your lecture, or rant rather, is directed at me.

    If you choose to carry anywhere and everywhere, it's exactly that, your choice. Personally I think we should have exactly what you describe, a society where everyone legally able can carry a gun at all times.

    The right to keep and bear arms does sound pretty clear cut. Unfortunately reality is not clear cut at all. There's that pesky right that people and businesses have that gives them the ability to dictate what can or can't occur in their house, business, or other privately owned property. So while you have the right to carry, they have the right to tell you that you can't carry on their property. They also have the right to tell you to leave if you aren't following their rules, and if you refuse, then you are trespassing. Their house, their rules, whether you like it or not.

    I live and work in a small low crime town in one of the red states. I happen to be a federal employee also. No firearms postings are on every door, plain as day. It is against federal law for me to bring a gun to work. If I were to get caught, I wouldn't just loose my job, I could be prosecuted and possibly land in a federal prison for a bit. Some pretty bad stuff happens in prisons and I'm fairly certain confinement wouldn't agree with me. It's just not my thing.

    So as I see it, based on what could happen if I don't carry at work, versus what could happen if I were caught carrying at work, to me the greater threat is facing prosecution and possibility being incarcerated with criminals and everything that comes with that.

    Carrying a gun is a personal choice and one that everyone needs to think through. If you choose to break the law and carry where prohibited, that's your choice and I respect that. I don't agree with your rationale, but I understand it and respect your decision. I hope you're never caught. However I respect everyone's right to carry, not carry, or carry some of the time. It'd be nice if you showed others the same respect by not lecturing and pontificating at them.

    Ive been carrying a gun for 9 years. I pay attention to what's going on around me. I've been threatened with a shotgun before and been in fear for my life. I carry anywhere I can legally, but I'm expected to uphold the law, especially given my employer.

    Their house, their rules. I don't like it, but I respect it.
     
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  23. tuckerdog1

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    I'm in front of the computer, at the rear of the house, and have a pistol in my pocket.

    Tuckerdog1
     
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  24. Iron Sight

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    If I told you would it still be concealed?
     
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  25. MidRoad

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    New to carrying this year. I've been carrying everywhere I can legally as of late. Except while working. As a road/shop guy for a Deere dealer I end up in alot of odd places laying down,in-between tires ,under things ,over things, aboslutely filthy ,covered in grease ,and bathe in break clean. Also cross mass and CT state lines occasionally and I can't carry there. So my gun stays home during the week day.unfortunately
     
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