This is a discussion on Concealed Carry on Dates? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by PRSOrator I really appreciate all the replies, good to have some more insight. In regards to the couple of comments hinting towards ...
Ask your self 2 questions:
1. Why do I carry a concealed weapon?
2. Is reason #1 negated by the fact that you are "on a date"?
We carry for personal protection of ourselves and those we care about. That should not change just because you are on a date. The BGs don't care if you are on a date or not.
I always carry except when I'm in places that it is illegal (i.e the post office that I visited today). Once I was back in my car from mailing my letter the weapon went back into its holster and I was carrying again.
Edit: ^^^ Wow, this looks suspiciously like I stole mkh's idea.
Why do you carry in the first place?
I will make the assumption that you carry for self defense.
If you believe that there is something about being on a date that means you do not need to defend yourself, then don't carry.
If that is the case, I would ask you what it is about being on a date that negates your need to defend yourself. Perhaps your date is going to do it for you?
Otherwise, always carry.
i always carry....havent OC'ed yet with the new one im hanging out with..
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On a serious note. When my wife and I first started dating, after about 3 or 4 dates we were talking on the phone and she asked what I was doing that weekend. I saw an opportunity to break the ice, knowing she was working on that Saturday. I said I was thinking of going target shooting at the range. She had a few questions like do you own, what kind, etc. I asked if she had ever been, and she replied, no, but she thought it would be fun.
And, well, the rest is history.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
Yeah, I remember my first date.......Dad said, "Son, do have any protection?"
I said "Yes, dad, I have a Smith & Wesson!"
All kidding aside, it depends upon how the lady thinks or about firearms. You should try to get that particular piece of information before going out.
It's kind of a big decision, but if you feel "right" about taking precautions and carry your firearm, hopefully she will understand you have her interests in mind.
"A Smith & Wesson always beats 4 aces!"
The Man Prayer. "Im a man, I can change, if I have to.....I guess!" ~ Red Green
Carry on your 1st date then maybe beat around the bush (no pun) to see how she feels about guns.
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The young lady I am currenty seeing asked me out of the blue if I knew how she could get a cc permit....
I showed her the G26 in my waist band and said "sure do"! I am going to sit through the class with her. Her mom is a conservation officer so she was raised around guns and appreciates that a Glock always brought her mom home safely.
My GLOCK goes BANG every time!
I better carry on my first date ... 'cause when I get home, I'll be looking down the barrel of my wife's gun ...
Gun Free Zones are totally effective, and 100% safe ... (wait for it) ... (wait for it) ... until a bad guy with a gun shows up! Then suddenly, you have an uncontested Kill Zone of defensless sheep, patiently awaiting their turn for the slaughter.
Some crazies are out there.... You may wish to carry to defend yourself from your date!
My GLOCK goes BANG every time!
I'd say yes, but be careful. I imagine you could get in some serious trouble if your date turns out to be crazy and starts freaking out and accusing you of stuff. That's kinda the problem...you never know.
"Trust in God with hand on sword" -Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
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