This is a discussion on Anyone else ever have a friend escalate a situation while you are armed? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 One thing yall must remember is that he is only in my car once a month . Yes, I will ask ...
'Clinging to my guns and religion
YMMV and I'd never make a good "councilor."
However, although not as dramatic as your case, I have distanced myself from friends for similar reasons.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
And while I'm up here on my soapbox, I assume the guy's family is not able to help him with food? Whatever happened to that being the way it's done? When did it become ok to confiscate from everyone? You choose your charities and let me choose mine.
well, seems like ur doing a good thing for your friend. once a month isnt bad, 12 days out of 365 days? very little. and that very little goes along way for him, so i would keep up the good work.
as u said just tell him not to start trouble. but of course there is no guarantee to that either.
I was just thinking the same thing, when a couple of yrs ago, my uncle was being tail gated on the hwy, with me and my cousin. and he slowed down his car and gave them the stare, and i was wondering what would have happend if i was forced in to a situation like that...i was carrying at that time lol
Yep everyone has or had a friend like that. In my case it's "had" a friend.
Vermont does not issue Permit/Licenses to Carry a Concealed firearm. Vermont allows anyone
who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit of any kind.
Yes, I have lots of friends like this, unfortunately. I have found the best solution is to tell them to calm down because you don't feel like being hassled, getting into it with the police, etc. Try to make them feel like they are being a serious and unwarranted inconvenience on you whenever they play the "let it be known that I don't back down from anyone!" card.
If they know you are armed, as is the case with most of my friends, I simply tell them the realities of the law. I tell them the handgun is a defensive weapon only, and I don't want to end up in a shootout, or a suspect in a homicide investigation, just because they wanted to let someone know that they don't back down. Some of them go for this. Some of them tell me I'm a woman, or some other term to demasculate me.
We both already know that all the people telling you to "get new friends" are missing the shades of gray inherent in the world, and that just because a lot of people are colorful characters, prone to stupid things, etc., doesn't mean they are categorically bad people to be avoided. Keep taking your friend to the store, I would imagine that gesture means the world to him. However, let him know that you guys need to stay out of trouble, and try to play it off like it is silly to even care about someone giving you the finger. Serious physical threats are the only ones worth responding to, not perceived threats to our ego.
My car, my rules. You don't follow the rules, you don't ride in the car.
For example, last week I met a fireman who had a knee operation and received full disability. I met him on the golf course and he didn't even have a limp. He could play golf quite well and admitted to me,with a smile, he had no pain either.
"Confidence is food for the wise man but liquor for the fool"
Find another friend--he is not.
I've done this two times in the last 15yrs. Both, of these men where the best workers I've ever worked with. I also count them among the best friends I've had.