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What percentage do you think?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mugsie, Feb 1, 2009.

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What percentage of the time do you think people really carry

  1. less than 5%

    18 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. 5 - 10%

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. 10 - 20%

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. 20-30%

    9 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. 30 - 40%

    13 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. 4- - 50%

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. 50 - 60%

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. 60 - 75%

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  9. 75 - 85%

    16 vote(s)
    12.7%
  10. 85 - 100%

    16 vote(s)
    12.7%
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  1. mugsie

    mugsie Member

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    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?
     
  2. Lurp

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    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.
     
  3. twoclones

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    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."
     
  4. TeamPrecisionIT

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    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
     
  5. ronto

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  7. Geno
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    I can't comment to others, but I carry 100% of the time where legal.
     
  8. snipe300

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    I carry everywhere its legal.
     
  9. solareclipse

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    well below 50% if we go by the people i know who can carry
     
  10. gbran

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    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.
     
  11. Ridgerunner665

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    I can't speak for other people...so I voted for myself.

    I carry 99.8% of the time.
     
  12. Kind of Blued

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    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.
     
  13. jakemccoy

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    This poll depends, in a huge way, on state law.

    Also, what people "think" is the percentage is not reliable information.
     
  14. 41 magnum fan

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    I carry 100% of the time.
     
  15. moooose102

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    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.
     
  16. KC0QGL

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    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
     
  17. chuckusaret

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    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.
     
  18. expvideo

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    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...
     
  19. 71Commander

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    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.
     
  20. expvideo

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    That's all well and good, but do you carry a gun?

    :neener:
     
  21. Zundfolge

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    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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