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Guns at weddings ......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PcolaDawg, May 25, 2011.

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  1. PcolaDawg

    PcolaDawg Member

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    And I'm not talking shotguns either. :rolleyes:

    I was the best man at my middle son's wedding last weekend and the wedding photographer (a female) asked all of the groomsmen to bring pistols and sunglasses to the photo shoot before the wedding.

    No lie.

    I haven't seen any of the 'official' photos with the handguns, but a few of the 'non-official' pictures taken by spectators have found their way onto facebook. Most who see the pictures and weren't there appear to be rather appalled by it.

    Oh, and did I mention the wedding was in Alabama? :D

    I'll try and post a pic or two once the 'official' photos are put on-line. And, believe it or not, it was actually a rather classy wedding all told.

    Anyway, the guns represented were:

    1. Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II
    2. Smith 625 JM
    3. Bersa Thunder 380CC
    4. Ruger SR9 (two of these)
    5. Taurus Judge

    - I think a little Kel Tec P3AT also made an appearance.
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    I open carried my Colt 1911 at my mother's wedding in Michigan last year, it didn't feature in any photos however. It was a nice backyard ceremony with just the family and a few friends. Very nice.
     
  3. hak

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    i've considered it, but the whole 'no concealed at house of worship' thing was a road block for me. I know you can speak to your own pastor/priest/rabbi/minister to get on their good side, but this was at a different church (not mine) - and with all of the family hugging and such, the usual "hug low" technique may have only worked on the first 100 hugs...
     
  4. ErikO

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    Much like the BBQ Gun concept, this is outside my relm of experience.
     
  5. PcolaDawg

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    Good for you.
     
  6. PcolaDawg

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    Well, we were in church but we definitely were not concealing anything, that's for sure.
     
  7. Woogeroo

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    That is awesome... if I ever get married I'm going to include that in the wedding invitation...

    * please bring your favorite weapons to pose with.... *

    Then, lock up 'em before the adult beverages are served!

    *smirk*

    -W
     
  8. gdcpony

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    I carried my 1911 to my brother's wedding. My FIL carried to mine (go figure). I see nothing wrong with it. That is so long as the guns aren't the focus of the event. That might cause other issues.
     
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    I would have been open carrying my 1851 Colt, but my wedding was at the base chapel and I was in choker dress white uniform, so the government said I couldn't carry it.
     
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    My life's worth defending wherever I am, and so is everyone else's.
     
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    My husband and I tied the knot at the Fall, 2001 Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. Never mind "shotgun wedding", mine was belt-fed. :D
     
  12. earlthegoat2

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    Ive considered giving my groomsmen NAA Minis as gifts for any potential wedding I have.
     
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    I've seen pics of a southern gospel quartet posing outside the church with their sidearms in hand.
     
  14. PcolaDawg

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    LOL! That was my quartet. I take it you were referring to this picture:
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    Someone not willing to help defend is not much of a friend--no matter where he is--church included. I know of about six at least who carry at our church. Guns are for "go" not show.
     
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    I fail to see the connection between weapons and weddings. (Or between weapons and barbeques, for that matter.) Are you expecting to be attacked?

    I'm been to traditional weddings in Greece at which guests bring out their shotguns and blast away into the air. And not using blanks. Same thing at Eastertime. Idiots.
     
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    No, if I were expecting to be attacked I'd bring a rifle.

    Bad things can happen at weddings, same as anywhere else. Unless there's a legal reason I can't carry, I'm armed.
     
  18. SaxonPig

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    I guess it would be an interesting photo but I think I don't need guns worn at my wedding.

    I've only been married once (20 years come July) and I gave my best man and all the groomsmen guns as presents for being in the wedding party. But they didn't bring them to the ceremony.
     
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    I had all my friends bring shotguns to my wedding. Made for some good photos, but it could take some digging for me to find them.
     
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    I've threatened to stand up at the altar with a shotgun at my brother's wedding. The bride would probably kick my ass, so I'll probably do it at the rehearsal instead. Just a pistol (concealed) for the actual ceremony.
     
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    Back in 1978 one of my brothers-in-law to be showed up at the wedding with a scoped rifle to "Make sure this thing goes off without a hitch!".

    He's from Texas and the wedding was in Oklahoma, so it really wasn't that big of a deal.

    Everybody got a laugh and I'm still married to her.

    I miss that old goat. RIP, Hugh.
     
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    http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Bride-and-groom-shot-at-wedding/9e-uh51R80q_RdrviU0lCQ.cspx

    At my wedding rehearsal, when my lovely bride was ready to come up the aisle, I had the DJ play Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" instead of the wedding march! The result?

    [​IMG]
     
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    My oldest son got married a year and a half ago and during the ceremony, held at my mother-in-laws house,I had a .38 Spl. tucked inside my tux, as did the brides brother. Everyone figured before the wedding we were going to do something like that so we didn't let them down. The only person who wasn't amused by it was my nephew who is a devout liberal, socialist. We just ignore him anyway.
     
  25. LibShooter

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    Wedding are fun. Guns are fun. BBQs are fun, too for that matter.
     
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