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Ok, I finally got my CCP a couple weeks ago. Have been invited to a party at the home of some friends from church. They are staunch conservatives and i know they support the 2A. My question is, when you go somewhere that you havent been and you dont know the feelings of the homeowner, do you just carry anyway? Or do you discreetly notify the homeowner?
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I carry 24/7/365 everywhere I am legally too. And concealed means concealed, I don't like going around letting everyone know I have a gun, the less people that know the better. Congrats on the new permit and stay safe!
Concealed means Concealed. Do not reveal unless you have no choice, and the home owner will never be the wiser.
As an example, every few weeks, we go to the wifes grandparents home for cookouts and the such. I am always armed and have never told anyone but my wife. They have no idea and never will. And everyone stays comfortable and happy.
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IMHO, i would ask the home owner, Private property in all..
(if you feel the need to)...
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It doesn't matter if you are among friends, anywhere anytime.
Ok, you're new at this, but why would there be a need to say anything about the fact that you are discreetly armed? The best policy is always to keep it to yourself. Especially when you are in a group of people.
Your goal should be to carry at all times when it's legal for you to do so. Eventually the fact that you are concealed carrying will become routine and a non event. In other words you won't be thinking about it.
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Congrats on the permit!
I do not know if in NC you have to notify the homeowner about it. If you do not have to notify then I should think about if they really are close friends that I care about or not. If the answer is “yes” then you should tell them; if the answer is “not” then what they do not know about will not harm them. Fortunately I do not have that problem anymore, because since a while ago people that are close to me know that I carry; my life is so much easier now
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Congrats on the permit, but concealed is concealed.
Some states do require that one requests the permission of the home owner...not sure about NC.
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Gratz, but keep it to yourself unless it is otherwise required by laws in your area.
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Unless it's illegal, you need to carry. Period.
In Arkansas, you're required to inform when you enter someone's home. I'd do that anyhow, regardless - to do otherwise seems pretty disrespectful to your host.
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You say it is a party. Is alcohol being served, do you plan on drinking if it is? Personally if you intend to drink alcohol I believe you should leave it at home. If you do not intend on drinking then by all means take it. I was brought up under the theory that alcohol and guns don't mix. You may wish to discreetly ask them if they mind you carrying and abide by their wishes. You may even phrase it as a hypothetical question. That way they won't know for certain if you carry or not.