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Do you carry to social events like dinner with friends, family?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by IndianaMatt, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I'd be armed if I had to travel to get there. But not when I go inside.
  2. xmanhockey7


    Dec 6, 2010
    Hell yes. Carried concealed last night at my gfs house with her family for dinner.

  3. frizz


    Jul 6, 2012
    Where do robberies happen? Often, on your way to your car. They don't want to pull a gun to get your Bert's Chili while you are eating in the Waffle House. They wait in the parking lot and try to surprise you there.

    As for a social event at someone's home, robbing people while they're walking to or from a house is an increasingly popular thug activity.
  4. frizz


    Jul 6, 2012
    While this depends on the type of area you are in, I would bet that the probability of needing a gun during any given stroll to or from your car is a lot less likely than having a car wreck during any given car trip.

    I think I read that the probability of wrecking when you drive from point A to point B (city to city, or home to grocery store/work/barber) is something like 1/20,000 or so. Very low odds. So low that it is practically zero when you drive a mile to get some milk and cereal; needing a gun on a particular walk is much low, but still, practically zero.

    Still, I wear my seatbelt EVERYTIME, no matter how short the trip.
  5. poodleplumber


    Apr 23, 2009
    I have met all legal requirements to carry a concealed handgun. There is no provision in the law that I need anyone else's permission, nor do I have to inform anyone that I am carrying, and it will remain well concealed unless it is needed in the direst of emergencies. That kind of settles it for me.

    As far as not needing it based on the company I keep, one can never be entirely certain that one is completely in charge of what company one will actually keep. The homes of friends are reasonably secure, but not more secure than mine, and I obviously have handguns available there.
  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio

    I'm always armed where I'm legally permitted to be. I also avoid all the places that I'm not permitted to be armed unless I have no choice.
  7. Pwhfirefighter


    Apr 29, 2012
    I carry everywhere except work(city policy) and the 4 places state law says I can't: LEO offices, jail/detention facilities, courtrooms with court in session, and places of nuisance. Fed property is a given. Other than that, I conceal carry. That's the point of conceal carry, no one knows.
  8. Tank44

    Tank44 Tank44

    Dec 5, 2008
    Parker, Colorado
    Absolutely! Concealed means concealed.
  9. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    It's cool when you retire and are no longer under employee rules about carrying at your former workplace.:cool:
  10. PhotoFeller


    Nov 18, 2010
    SW Florida
    Never for social occasions. Would if I thought it might be needed, but my friends and business associates just don't pose a risk.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  11. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003

    Hopefully none of your friends or associates ever goes thru an ugly separation and the spouse decides to go nutso at one of those gatherings.

    There was a video on here of a couple of guys at a social gathering where they were robbed by someone from the outside.

    And while I agree with you that I don't expect trouble at social gatherings from my friends and business associates, I also don't suspend my life/health/umbrella/auto insurance when I go on their property, nor do I choose to not wear my seat belt when I am in their vehicles.

    Crazy analogy yes. Hopefully you get that very small nugget of a point...
  12. Of course, why wouldn't I?

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  13. magiaaron

    magiaaron Low Speed Ops

    May 27, 2008
    I carry all the time. The only times I'm not carrying are when I'm naked. :whistling: And even then, it's within reach.

  14. PhotoFeller


    Nov 18, 2010
    SW Florida
    I understand your point of view, and don't quarrel with it. I just don't allow the fear (concern, possibility, or whatever one might call the probability of attack) to burden my daily outlook on life, unless I plan to be in unfamiliar surroundings.

    My family has been raised and moved on. I usually travel solo, even doing day-to-day errands. I live and travel in a very low crime area. Our friends, family and colleagues are stable, predictable and reliable; none of these folks carry, as far as I know. Thus, I believe my chance of being attacked is too low to warrant concern; if something terrible goes down because I'm not prepared, my bad.

    I'm not being cavalier. In my case, I believe my behavior is perfectly realistic.
  15. B.Reid


    Jun 20, 2005
    Heck, I was armed during my wedding vows and reception.
  16. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Except in notify states.

    I try to carry whenever I can, but there are certain people who I absolutely do not want to know I carry. If there is any chance I'll be in a vehicle with them, I don't carry because of the Notification requirement in Ohio.

    Furthermore, we have many, many MANY places where carry is not legal. So depending on where it is going my pistol would spend more time locked up in a safe in my car than on me. In those instances, I don't bother.
  17. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011

    Why wouldn't I ?
  18. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

    Jan 26, 2009

    However the only exception is at my boss' place. It is generally work related; and therefore, work rules apply and so no carry. :crying:


  19. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    Easier to just tell you where I DO NOT carry. I don't carry anywhere I am not allowed to. Everywhere else, is carryland.

    Simple enough?
  20. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    I believe it's ludicrous to say a pistol is only necessary in certain situations and with certain people.

    If someone were to point out the specific situations and persons, that will threaten my life, I would certainly carry in those situations. However, no one being gifted, and knowing by whom and when, your life may end, means you have to simply be prepared always.

    I carry at family events. Not because family is a problem, but because I cannot predict who else may decide to join us. My family has my back, and I trust them to be carrying also. We care for each other.

    It has already been stated that criminals are taking advantage of a situation and a perceived weakness in an individual or situation. I consider situations where it doesn't seem threatening, to be ideal places for bad to happen.

    Predators don't want a fair fight; they want you incapacitated either by pre-occupation or by force. I don't give them the chance. When you have the least reason to worry; worry, and be vigilant.

    If you are going to "die", go on your terms not some thugs.