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What's The Etiquette On Carrying In Someone's Home

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    Most of my friends aren't gun people and the .majority of them don't know I am.

    So I was wondering do you carry in someone else's home or leave it in the car?

    Please explain your answer

    PS Personally I feel that if no place else the home is where you ( the home owner) are soveriegn
     
  2. PTK

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    I carry concealed until asked not to. It's never been an issue yet.
     
  3. Jimmy Dean

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    I carry onceiled when in my parent's house, for when the neighbor kids are in and out. I cannot carry at my sisters, the girl who owns the house (and also lives there) doesn't like them, she's not against them, just doesn't see the point in owning them. She works in an inner-city school.... give it time.

    I know in Louisiana, if you CC into someone's house, you have to notify them before you enter.
     
  4. Kind of Blued

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    If it isn't posted, go for it. Seriously. Legally, it should be treated the same way that you do a privately-owned business.

    If you think they'd freak out, maybe carry a more concealable gun, or in a more concealable manner.

    If they find out and ask you to leave, leave.
     
  5. Winchester 73

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    Concealed means concealed.(yes we know.)I carry.
     
  6. Jimmy Dean

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    Um, in Louisiana I know, not notifying the homeowner is grounds for losing your CCW
     
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    This goes for me too,most people I know,dont know I carry concealed anyways...been to parties,home invites,even a couple of local casino meets and no problems because no one knew.
     
  8. coloradokevin

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    I go with the whole "Don't ask Don't tell" policy myself.
     
  9. plexreticle

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    When at my friends I take it off and put it on the coffee table. If I'm going to someone's house where that won't fly I just leave it in the truck and take my chances.
     
  10. IndridCold

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    I consider it an insult to enter my home without a weapon.:D
     
  11. SomeKid

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    I generally carry openly into their homes, assuming it is friends or family. If its business, concealed.
     
  12. sacp81170a

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    It is an issue in Arkansas because our notification requirement is bascially the same as Louisiana, you have to notify the home owner. Where it becomes a problem is when you have folks who typically carry out their businesses in other people's homes, like locksmiths and plumbers. Locksmiths in particular can get called at some pretty odd hours and go into some pretty bad places. I wish they would clean that portion of the code up, but the conflict between home owner's rights and CCW are kinda sticky. It would be better to avoid the issue altogether and leave it up to the permit holder, but I guess they had to include that to get it passed in the first place.
     
  13. TAB

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    All ways respect the home owners wishs... I'm sure you want people that come too your home to do the same.
     
  14. USMC 1975

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    If I enter someones home, I probably know those people ( otherwise I wouldn't be there ). Since I know them personally, I am more then likely going to know their beliefs.

    If they are people who do not care for guns, I would never carry in their homes and would leave the gun in the car. I do not want to put them into a position of making that choice. If they have young kids, I surely would never carry in their house as many parents freak out over their kids being around guns.

    I just feel that is only respectful. Their house, their rules, their kids.

    Chris
     
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    This is a "Don't ask; don't tell," situation.
     
  16. 358minus1

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    I believe in SC, upon entering a private residence, one is supposed to disclose to the owner that you are CCing.

    No such requirement for a private business. Private businesses are supposed to have a very specific sign prominantly displayed at the entrance if they do not want CCing.
     
  17. Ghost Tracker

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    I try to be as polite as I am when I'm not carrying - "Yes, thank you", "How nice of you", "What a lovely picture of your Grandchildren", etc.

    I'm uncertain of the law in Ky. (I'll find out) as to my responsibility of informing my hosts of ANY items on my person. I don't currently begin my visits with an inventory report - "let's see..car keys, cell phone, wallet (inc. $73 cash), $.47 in loose change, pocket knife, a 3/8" sheet metal screw (I just picked-up out of your driveway) & a clean golf tee (that accidentally went through the wash)."

    So I, too, am a "none of your business" responder. If I discover a condition of my permit that expressly requires my hosts be informed...then I'll further investigate the worst possible repercussions of ignoring the requirement (asked to leave, loss of permit, arrest, etc.). THEN, I'll decide if I'll leave my CCW in my vehicle or not. Because I WILL NOT begin a social visit with such a potentially provocative announcement.
     
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    My friend's home is his castle. I carry openly, so it's no secret that I am armed. If he wishes for me not to carry, I will leave it in my car.

    "Concealed means concealed" against someone's wishes would mean that I think it is alright to sneak onto a friend's property something that he has asked me not to bring. Nice way to treat a friend.
     
  19. MechAg94

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    As a homeowner myself, I would say keep it concealed. If you can't keep it concealed, want to pull it out, or carry openly, you dang well better ask/notify me first.
     
  20. Vitamin G

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    Anyone who enters my home without a weapon, will have one + paddle holster provided for them.
     
  21. Big45

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    I carry everywhere. Even Jesus knows that.
     
  22. Ghost Tracker

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    "Against someone's wishes" means you have discussed it with them or believe you know them well enough to guess. I simply prefer not to mention it. If THEY open the subject, I'll then respect their position. If not? Then I don't know their preference (but I DO know mine) so there's no issue.

    If they were Christian Scientists, I wouldn't openly announce that I had an emergency dose of prescription medication in my jacket...but I wouldn't leave it in the car over concern that its unintended discovery would be seen as disrespect or insult as to their sovereignty in their own home. I believe this medication (or my handgun) can save my life in an unexpected emergency. They believe neither can save their's. If it's carried covertly on my person, IMHO, my person is still my "sovereign property" & my choices are still my own.
     
  23. strat81

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    Yup. That's my policy.
     
  24. 1KPerDay

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    Me too... I keep a big bucket of Glocks by the front door.
     
  25. 42

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    note to self must drop by whilst in the area lol and askl for handgun advice and advice on storage and protection of 2a rights I want it where I am.
     
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