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CCW etiquette

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


  1. 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?
     

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  2. eaglefrq

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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  17. 03scgt

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

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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

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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.