This is a discussion on How do you handle family and friends that don't like you carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by n3ss I don't live in a fantasy world where everyone is out to get me and i'm the only one that can ...
AHSA is out in force on the message boards, pushing the "gun show loophole" hooey and the rest of their agenda of lies. Don't get suckered by them, especially when they try the "infiltrate the tea parties" scam.
I have CCH permit and carry as often as possible and she always rolls her eyes whenever she see's me putting my gun on to leave the house.
Her own cousin is a police officer here in KS and has heard a lot of stories from him about home invasion and other such crimes yet still has complacent attitude about crime and violence.
In her defense though she was brought up in a house where her parents didn't have guns and my mother in law has stated she does not want me or anybody else to bring a gun into her house concealed or otherwise.
I have just about given up trying to explain my position on the matter. At least wife is not against guns. Thats one hurdle I don't have to jump.
My sister is very anti-gun so it made for an interesting visit when she came to Houston for Easter.
She wanted to know in what room I kept my guns least she accidentally find her way into said room. She was worried that one of guns might accidentally go off when she was in the room. No amount of explaining convinced her that this is impossible and that only way my guns would fire is if she was holing one and pulled the trigger.
So, I had to lie to her, saying they were all in my closet. Never told her about the Remington 870 that was under her bed nor the Glock that was on my hip everywhere we went that weekend.
Ignorance is bliss.
Find new friends and a new girlfriend.
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And have done so whenever needed before I was married and I married a woman that understood my role as protector. Its like 4.7 (or some strange fraction) women to every man...the river is full, dip the net again in clear current not the muddy side water of convoluted reason. You have made your decision not to be a statistic and to be accountable for your stand.
Same applies to "friends" who would not take responsibility for the safety of their homes and neighborhoods, of which I and mine are a part, yet they will pay a cop to shoot someone for them or come screaming to my door in the middle of the night...what's that all about? Don't even remember their names now.
But those I have met over the years involved in competition shooting and hunting as well as those neighbors that will back you up and help keep the neighborhood safe have been long lasting in our mutual respect for each other for many years. There are many now I have not seen for a long time but we still call one another to catch up.
As to close relatives, you will have to decide what to do. I will tell you I refused to go unarmed and when that stand was made clear they learned to live with my choice with little problem. I also kept concealed around them in their homes if invited but they always knew I carried.
Short story, its their choice...you have made yours. Although if you think about it they haven't made any choice at all...now have they?
Who is John Galt?
Sometimes there's justice, sometimes there's just us...
"Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars."
Ruger LC9 (when the girlfriend lets me carry her gun)
"First Duty is To Remember"
Reality, or ones perception of it, is a limitation and not the culmination.
What you don't know can fill a book.
Majority of cops go their entire careers never firing one shot (or even drawing their weapon) yet they carry.
Why? Preparation for the unknown. Has nothing to do with paranoia.
Same holds true for the armed citizen.
Respectfully submitted from someone who has seen the business end of a gun during a street robbery.
Concealed is concealed. I just don't make an issue of it. If my gun is "discovered" by hug or lack of my own diligence, (which has only happened a couple of times in about 8 years) I will then agree to their request to either put the gun in the truck or hide it better. The times it has happened, I've explained that I feel responsible for my family's and my own well being and that I carry certain tools to ensure that. The gun is just one of them. It's never been much of an issue in my family.
"Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"
In fact, if there was ever a town that needed CC it's Baltimore. The entire west side of the city is basically in the hands of the drug trade and citizens there have to rely upon an over worked, under staffed police department for their protection.
If there was ever a wish I wanted fulfilled that was 2A related, it would be the NRA doing what they did in the 60's -- go into the inner cities and form gun clubs with the residents.