Carrying is not an interest. Going to the range with friends and punching paper is an interest. Carrying is a very personal choice to potentially use lethal force to defend one's life and limb and those of his/her loved ones.Because they are friends. My friends are aware of my interests, including golf, shooting, baseball, etc. This is the first time any of those interests has become an issue.
:notworthy:I recently was asked by a couple not to carry when I come to their home, I asked why and they really had no reasonable answer, but its their home so its their rule. Soon after they told me this, I had a Christmas Party in my home, when I invited them I told the wife of the couple she was welcome to come but she cannot bring her cellphone into my home, my reason is she is a constant texter and is absorbed by her phone to the point she should just stay home. I told her my reason and she went nuts saying I have no right to tell her what she can and can not carry with her, I told her I agreed and that I felt the same way about my firearm. Which I am highly trained and qualified to carry. Myself and my wife chose to end our friendship with this couple as there views on the world are quit different than ours!
I've got to agree with this also, they've put you in a situation that you either need to talk this out with them beforehand, or just not attend at all if you truly feel that strongly about it. The other factor is the child, how close are you to their child, and is not going to the party due to your desire to carry worth disappointing the child and being remembered by the other adults as the guy who wouldn't come to the party because he couldn't put his gun down for two hours? I'm not suggesting that, I'm all for you carrying, but I wonder if that's how they'll see it. Unfortunately this is often the cost of letting others know you carry. If they hadn't known then this would never have come up. Good luck.Lying to them and not respecting their wishes is not good. I believe the decision is to not carry in their home or not go to their home.
Yeah...tried that on my mother.
This. Only a few very select people know I carry.Unfortunately this is often the cost of letting others know you carry. If they hadn't known then this would never have come up. Good luck.
I'm very sorry that your Mom is emotionally disabled, I really am.Yeah...tried that on my mother.
She started crying when I suggested I'd stop visiting if it made them (my parent's) feel uncomfortable. You tell ME how I should handle that pickle...
Hah, you should have seen her when I was growing up. You think it's bad now....oooohhh man. :shocked::wow: She had a NASTY temper. But I guess being a former alcoholic and coke addict raising two kids alone while her husband worked full time was quite a burden...I'm very sorry that your Mom is emotionally disabled, I really am.
You should get her the help she desrves.
:wow:Correct. And that's why I would ignore the request.
If they think I am dangerous, then they shouldn't invite me over.
If they don't want me there, I'll leave (or not go at all, depending on when they tell me).
But I'm not going to wear a certain color underwear for them. And I'm not going to leave my gun home for them. Both requests would be considered none of their business, and thusly ignored.
not any more ....Carrying is not an interest. Going to the range with friends and punching paper is an interest. Carrying is a very personal choice to potentially use lethal force to defend one's life and limb and those of his/her loved ones.
My wife knows I carry. My boss, my BIL and a good friend I've known for 22 years know, and they all carry. That's it. Lots of friends know I like to shoot and hunt. Four people know I carry.