How do I help them understand why I conceal carry? I've been carrying my glock 26 in a crossbreed holster now for a little over a year and it has not been a problem because they never even knew I had it. That all changed yesterday when I went to nieces 2 year birthday party. I have a 2 year old of my own and he just seems to be putting words together better everyday. Well he knows what a gun is and he knows I carry it with me. He went to give me a hug at the birthday party and his left arm hit my gun and he says "daddy's gun" and points. Well of course my sister in law as well has her mother heard this and now they are all pissed at me. They ask why I would need to bring a gun to a 2 year olds birthday party. How would you handle this situation and help them understand?