I'm signed up for my CC class next month and will hopefully be carrying soon. My first instinct is to not let anyone know that I carry except for my wife. Mainly because I remember what I used to think of people that carry and I guess I'm more concerned about people thinking I'm some sort of weirdo for carrying a gun. Also, it would seem the more you publicize it the more you become a target. My first question is how many people here make it general knowledge that they carry? My second question is, if I intend on keeping it a secret how to I go about my daily activities which would require me to sometimes leave my gun locked in my car without letting people that ride with me know that I carry? Is that even possible or should I just assume that if someone is close enough with me to be riding in my car it ought to be ok to let them know that I carry. My work doesn't allow CC and I frequently go to places when traveling that serve alcoholic drinks. I also go to the bank and post office pretty regularly. So that being said, how would I go about removing my gun and leaving it in the vehicle without everyone around me knowing? For example, I went to an office two weeks ago. I traveled three hours in the car to Charlotte, NC. when I got there the sign on the door said no concealed weapons. My boss was with me. Let's assume I already had my permit and was carrying that day. Would I just excuse myself back to the car to lock it away or would I just have not carried that day knowing that was a possibility? I don't mean to pose so many questions, but I'd like to get some feedback from people that do this on a regular basis and see what the general consensus is on whether you should let other people know that you carry.