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What a stupid thing to do...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by CigarandScotch, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

    Sep 22, 2011
    Naw Cackalacky
    A friend of mine, bless his heart, is nice as can be...but is as dumb as a post. He posted on facebook that he and his girlfriend were on their way to their concealed carry class!:rofl:

    I sent him a private message advising him against it (told him "concealed means concealed!"), but since he was on his phone rather than at a PC, he had no way to delete it. As I said, he is a super nice guy, but he is always doing things that cause me to shake my head in disbelief...
  2. Yankee2718


    Nov 23, 2010
    People make too big of a deal about the concealed means concealed. I think it makes them feel like James Bond. Some people are so paranoid that they won't tell their wife they carry. I think those people need some serious help.

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  3. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

    Sep 22, 2011
    Naw Cackalacky
    I don't take it quite that far. But I do take it more seriously than he does, obviously. I think announcing it on a social media website is irresponsible. Might as well wear an "I carry badge" and put a bumper sticker on your car.
  4. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    There is a difference between telling your wife and family... and telling the whole world on Facebook.

    I try to minimize the people I tell because, I don't want questions out in public or to have the talk(no mention of it in public), and it really isn't someone's business. I am not uptight about it. I just would rather less people know.

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  5. caponec2


    Apr 27, 2007
    what if youre an leo and pretty much everyone that knows you, can pretty much assume youre armed at all times?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  6. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

    Sep 22, 2011
    Naw Cackalacky
    Well said, that is my position as well. This guy is new to shooting, and is still in the honeymoon phase of gun ownership. I think he is receptive to advice that I and other friends give a point.
  7. jbailey8


    Dec 16, 2007
    Roanoke, VA
    My wife was getting her hair done yesterday and, as I sat waiting, I heard her tell the hair dresser that she had to buy a new purse big enough to carry her gun. "My husband bought me my first gun the other so I can carry it everyday like he does."
    Talk about an awkward situation. The lady's face got serious quick. I just laughed it off.
  8. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

    Dec 27, 2007
    NAS Fort Worth JRB
    I don't care anymore. If someone I know asks me about it I'll tell them straight if I'm carrying or not, I have no reason to hide that I own and carry firearms.
  9. professorpinki

    professorpinki Bumbling idjit

    Jun 4, 2012
    You may want to update your privacy settings if that's the case, or consider who you "friend".

    Mas Ayoob's probably the biggest proponent of "concealed means concealed," but it's easily ascertainable that he carries a concealed weapon, for whatever that's worth.
  10. Gun Shark

    Gun Shark

    Aug 25, 2005
    There are people whom I trust with that information and people that I don't. I would rather not post on a public social media site such as facebook/twitter or similar sites, that I carry a gun. and even if I trusted everyone on my Facebook with that information, it is still none of their business.

    If I want someone to know that I carry, I will tell them personally.
  11. SouthpawG26


    Sep 4, 2004
    "Correction, my girlfriend and I are NOT going to cc class!":rofl:
  12. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    I think it was dumber to announce his house was empty and ripe for breaking into than announcing where he was going.
  13. TheExplorer


    Apr 16, 2012
    Reminds me of a story my (paranoid, multiple guns) instructor told us. He was shopping in a store when one of his students walked over and loudly asked if he had his gun on him.
  14. ballr4lyf


    Jan 3, 2012
    I can understand both sides of this argument.

    1. Concealed means concealed, so don't broadcast it to the world.

    2. Saying "I'm going to concealed carry class" is a lot different from saying "I'm strapped every time you see me". In fact, saying you're going to concealed carry class may just invite other friends of yours to look into taking a class too. Also, taking the class is just one of several steps you usually have to complete before you can get your CCW.
  15. glockandgroovin'

    glockandgroovin' Devil Dog

    Feb 2, 2001
  16. CanMan

    CanMan Silver Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    in flagrante
    facebook aka faceplant
  17. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

  18. porschedog


    Sep 29, 2009
    There should be just two ways for folks to know you are carrying
    One: you tell them
    Two: you show them

    Posting it on FaceTube is really a dumb idea

    I don't tell people I am carrying, as they have no need to know. Those who also carry would say "so?" those who would be horrified by that knowledge are spared.

    (yes I know the correct name is FaceBook, but I prefer my version)
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  19. willy1094


    Feb 11, 2002
    People share WAY too much in general on facebook. "I'm going on a two week vaction that starts Saturday!" :faint: Photos with you and your gun(s) is just as bad of an idea. Facebook should be set as private as you can. I've quit using facebook for anything more than private messages to hard to reach (or not so close) friends.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  20. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    I'm not into Facebook and have no interest in it.

    Some of my close friends don't know I carry, some do. I got in a discussion about guns with a friend once. He works in a bad neighborhood and I commented on the idea of carrying. "Like this?", he said and showed me his 1911. "Yup", I said and showed him my LCR from my pocket.

    It shows you that neither of us knew each other was carrying.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012