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CCW etiquette

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by gocubs6, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. gocubs6

    gocubs6

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    What is your rule about carrying at a stranger's home, at kids b-day parties, etc? Do you CCW no matter what? Do you leave it in the car? I know you keep it concealed and don't discuss it, but if you are "discovered" it could cause many issues with people that don't know you. What say you?
     
  2. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

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    I will carry unless the home owner has specifically asked me not to. If I am discovered, then I will still carry unless I am asked to either leave or put the gun in the car.
     

  3. Ricky Ricardo

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    Generally, my policy is;

    Don't ask, don't tell.

    After more than 10 years it's never been an issue.
     
  4. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

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    I've never even given a thought to the issue that you raise. I go armed everywhere. If my firearm is not welcome, then neither am I. Furthermore, I don't discuss being armed with anyone, and my family knows it is a taboo topic.
     
  5. FL Airedale

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    Same here. Don't ask. Don't tell.

    My parents know I carry concealed and so do a couple of close friends. I've never been asked not to carry in their homes.

    No one else knows that I carry.
     
  6. gocubs6

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    Don't ask, don't tell is usually my policy. HOwever, even my wife is nervous when there is kids around.
     
  7. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Concealed means concealed... and don't ask, don't tell.

    It's not something I've ever even thought about. Likewise I don't ask my hosts if they have a preference whether I wear boxers or briefs... Nor do I share with them any information on my undergarments. What's the difference? None.
     
  8. eb07

    eb07 Sharkin'

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    Educate your wife. Wear a proper holster.
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    I always carry, and don't discuss that with anyone. I've already discussed this with my family, and we just don't talk about it when we go places.
     
  10. donmor53

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    Ditto...
     
  11. Bruce M

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    In my pretty small circle of homes in which I would socialize, I wouldn't carry as they are all well secured and adequately armed. If I found myself in a stranger's house I would be carrying, because they are, well, strangers; unknown.
     
  12. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

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    Works for me. And if I know the person is extremely anti-gun and would be bothered by it I probably wouldn't be going to their place to begin with.
     
  13. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I carry no matter what and adjust my carry setup to match my needs. Sometimes a small gun is better than no gun. I can't imagine someone making me with a jframe in my pocket.
     

  14. Pretty much this. It's my decision to carry and protect myself and family and my duty to do so......
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  16. cfrye11

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    Yeah. Not me. Better to ask for forgiveness then permission.

    I play with my kid all the time with my gun on. Good holster makes all the difference in the world.

    molan labe
     
  17. 03scgt

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    Dont ask don't tell,I carry everywhere
     
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    You can do whatever you want around your own kids. Around other people's kids...perhaps you should be polite and ask their parents/home owners.

    How do you like it when others come to your house and do things without a by-your-leave?
     
  19. Gregg702

    Gregg702 Gold Member

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    My friends and family know I carry, no one has an issue with it.
     
  20. bbrowncods

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    Don't ask don't tell. Wife is the only one who knows and even then she isn't sure when i do or don't.
    In VA carrying in church is a no-no. I leave it in the car.