"I didn't carry my gun because you are"

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  1. Barry the Bear

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    I wholeheartedly agree. I just don't understand that thought process, the more guns facing the threat the better.
     
  2. Barry the Bear

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    yeah, it would've been.
     
  3. Rockrivr1

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    Nope. I'd never leave my CCW behind. You may not be together all the time and I'm not too keen letting my safety be dependent on someone else. As someone else stated above as well, I don't broadcast that I carry. To me concealed means concealed and what people don't know won't hurt them.
     
  4. chicharrones

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    The only person that ever used to mention that I was carrying was a co-worker that I took a carry license class with. He rarely carried, but he would regularly mention to me alone that he knew that I was carrying. I really didn't see the point of even talking about it unless we were to talk holsters, guns, or go shootin'.

    The other co-workers I knew with licenses that carried regularly simply didn't mention carrying. Kinda like underwear, there's a good chance we're all wearing it, but there sure isn't a need to talk about it.
     
  5. scaatylobo

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    I often hear this and my reply is usually this .

    " good thing you did not,as your not aware or prepared enough to be safe when armed ".
     
  6. tubeshooter

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    Maybe once or twice, now that the question is posed to me directly...


    Even then, it would have been when I was a young man. I think most people who take carry seriously also understand that "their bacon might not be frying in my pan", or vice versa. If they don't, they tend to get educated real quick. I am pretty sure all of my close associates are well aware of this.
     
  7. GAF

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    Everybody that knows me know that I go armed except where I legally can`t.
     
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    Say nothing. Conceal very well.
     
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    As to the OP, I've had my wife go unarmed because I was armed, but otherwise, no.

    I did have a gun friend I was out with once ask me if I was carrying. I said of course. He said you're concealing well, I looked and couldn't tell, that's why I asked. We are close like that though.
     
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  10. ExtremeSquared

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    If you looked at the numbers of a large dataset, I guarantee you'd find that carrying or not carrying is less consequential to total man hours lost than whether you ride a motorcycle or wear sunscreen on a given day. I've never lost any sleep over the life choices of motorcyclists with sunburns.
     
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  11. .308 Norma

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    I’ve had 3 basal cell cancers and 1 melanoma cancer removed from my face and neck in the last 30 days. I wish that I’d have been as conscientious about wearing sunscreen every time I left the house 40 to 50 years ago as I have been about wearing a gun everywhere I go in the last 20 to 25 years.;)
     
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    "Should I leave my parachute behind? After all, you've brought yours. Surely you'll share."
     
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    Sort of misses the mark. Individual seatbelts and individual parachutes don't protect multiple individuals from danger, but a single gun carried by a single individual CAN PROTECT MANY individuals from danger. Seatbelts don't stop the collision of vehicles and parachutes don't stop the earth from rushing up. After all, the battle cry in the concealed carry community for the last few decades concerning mass shootings and some armed robberies has consistently been "If only there was someone there with a gun" to stop the shooter. Well, that would be the someone who saved many people from injury and/or death.

    Don't get me wrong. I am all more more people carrying. Just pointing out guns stop danger differently than parachutes and seatbelts.
     
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  14. GEM

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    Depends on whether the friend (if that kind of friend ) wants to know if I am glad to see said friend. That said, never had the question asked.
     
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    Two friends with two guns are much more likely to be successful than two friends with one gun... .
     
  16. Howland937

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    I've been asked by a total of 2 people, but not for the reasons the OP mentioned. Mama's nosey and the kid was curious. Simple answer.
    If I have clothes on, there's a 99% chance I'm carrying. If I'm not inside my house, it goes up to 100%. Now they know, and haven't asked again.

    I don't think my dad would ask, but I could picture him doing that. Mostly because he doesn't carry all the time...and he does use that excuse to leave his phone behind.
     
  17. Zerodefect

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    All the time. We don't all need to be armed, just like your friends assumed. I generally always carry mine though.

    When we go backpacking, our group only carries two water purifiers. There's no reason to bring seven, one for each person. Couples split their tent components in half and share them. Not all of us carry bear spray.

    When we go overlanding, we don't need a dozen highlift jacks, just two. Two trucks carry the jacks, two trucks carry other assorted tools, etc. etc. It helps keep the weight down. One year every single truck brought it's own fold up dining table.......we could have made a bridge out of them. Worthless extra clutter and weight.

    Womenz hug to see where we're carrying. Appendix holsters have made life more interesting.
     
  18. Good Ol' Boy

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    Anyone that knows me knows I always carry.

    That said I'm glad I don't have many acquaintances. The couple I do have are either BBQ'ing or having a range day at one of our places out in the sticks. And we're all armed.

    My folks don't carry even though my pops has his CHP. But they know I do and would obviously try to protect them if we were out together, backed up by my wife.
     
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    My friends know I am armed at all times, “friends of friends” would already have had that dialog between one another or I would question the premise. As such, I would carry on as normal.
     
  20. Alte Schule

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    The majority of my friends are LEO's or retired LEO's such as myself. When any of us get together there are certain things that are taken for granted and quietly understood. Usually when the subject of firearms is brought up it's one them asking if I still carry "that Joe Friday snub".
     
  21. marksman13

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    Some of y’all really need to relax, or you really need to re-evaluate your definition of a “friend”. All these “it’s nobody’s business. and “my friends would never ask me that!” responses just come across as ridiculous internet banter. Yes, my friends know that I carry. I don’t shy away from that discussion and I don’t pretend that I’m such a secret squirrel spy that I’ll be somehow compromised if someone knows I’m toting a pistol.

    Honestly, who gives a crap if you are carrying? What harm is done to you if a “friend” knows you have a gun on you? I swear us gun people are our own worst enemies sometimes. To answer the OP’s question, yes. I have had a buddy ask me if I was carrying and then decide to leave his pistol in my truck because he had forgotten his belt after leaving the gym. I merely responded with, “I got you covered.” and we had a great lunch discussing all the cool secret squirrel stuff we’ve done. Nobody died and no boogeymen jumped out to grab me.
     
  22. Ed4032

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    I told a friend that all that I need for bears was a 22 revolver. I got a puzzled look until I explained. One shot to his knee was all I need to escape.
    He understood the need for his own gun.
     
  23. drobs

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    I keep getting stuck taking vacations with my hard core liberal Brother In-Law and Sister In-Law. They fall asleep listening to CNN. Helps with the programming. Brother In-Law hunts and owns rifles and pistols. Sister in-law is a heavy legal weed user. Plus she wears the pants in the family.

    Anywho - back in August we were traveling around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, my Sister In-Law loudly states in a restaurant "DRobs, why don't you wave around your gun and get us some service!"

    I was not happy - Told her "Hey Sis - shut the ____ up." What I should've said was "Hey Sis - why don't you light up a joint in the restaurant - I bet that would get us some service!!!"
     
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  24. MedWheeler

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    Everyone I run with, which is admittedly not many, that has a carry license is either already carrying or not motivated to do so. As for the latter, they are also not motivated to even wonder if I am, though most, if asked, would guess that I was.
     
  25. MedWheeler

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    whughett writes:

    That's another thread. It's actually been done here, but so long ago you could probably do it again. I won't answer it here to keep this one on thread-topic.
     
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