So I informed my friend several months ago I was getting my concealed carry permit and was going to start carrying a gun. He's reaction was shock and thought I was stupid. I've gotten my permit and have been carrying almost everyday and it has slowly become apart of me. Leaving the house without my pistol is now worse than leaving without my cell phone. He lives out of town and I finally got him to come in town and hang out. We have talked about hunting and guns the last couple months but no more about concealed carrying. He actually asked if we could go shoot. Would love to was my response. I packed a range back with several pistols, ammo and picked up my lady's father on the way. He was his carry permit as well. We spent the afternoon shooting, talking about technique, the carry process, why we carry and our general thoughts on guns. He seemed to really enjoy him self and said he wanted to do it again some time. On the way home I asked him if this made him want to get a gun for home protection. A snappy "no" followed. I don't need a gun in my house he said. I dropped the subject. Today he called me and said he was talking to his dad about his experience and that his dad was pissed at me and wanted to have a sit down conversation with me next time I'm in town. He followed up by saying he felt because I carry a gun, I'm looking to pick a fight. I was shocked by his statement. Told him that was he's opinion and he is totally wrong by that statement. It's been on my mind all day and was really pissed him off. Its pre ignorance on my part. I just had to share this with you guys.
My question is that have you guys been in the same situation and how did you handle it.