Disappointed by my brother, he appears to be an anti
I haven't been as active on here in the last month or two as I have been for several years but I am getting back into it. I dropped out for a little while because I recently moved up to Indiana from Tennessee. (I am in Indiana but the wife and kids are still in Tennessee. We are moving them up here this Friday:danceban:)
Yesterday, for the 4th of July I went to my brothers house for a cook out. I rode up with my parents and as usual, I carried my Glock 23 in a concealment hip holster under and untucked T-shirt.
When we were leaving my brother walked out to the driveway with my Dad and I. My Dad had brought his XD .40 but left it locked in a car safe in his Minivan. Dad of course checked to make sure nothing was amiss and the gun was still there. My brother preceded to kind of make fun of my Dad for feeling the need to bring a gun with him. I of course defended my Dad and told my brother that Dad's gun wasn't the only one present that day and then showed him that I had one on all day.
You'd have thought I had just kicked his dog or something. He tried to tell me that there was no need to bring a gun with me and that he lives in a nice part of town. I tried to explain it to him, that crime, especially violent crime can happen anywhere but he wasn't interested in hearing it. So I quickly gave up.
I heard from him today. He told me that he wants my wife and I and the kids to come up when they get up here but he wants me to leave the gun at home. I politely told him that to me, that is not an option and if the gun is not welcome, then I am not welcome since the gun and I are a package deal. He was somewhat stunned that I would not visit them without the gun. I then told him of my belief that any parent that won't arm themselves for the protection of their kids are unfit parents and don't deserve children. To which he smugly stated "well I don't even own a gun." I told him I knew that and to think about what I had just said. After several seconds of silence, he hung up on me. Oh well.
One of the reasons I was looking forward to living up here was to get to know my brother again and now that I have, I am disappointed to find out he is not only and anti, but after talking to my Dad about the whole thing, he and his rather stuck up wife are big Liberals and Obama supporters. When I told all of this to my wife last night on the phone, she flatly stated that she doesn't want our children around them or their children. That shouldn't be a problems.
What a huge disappointment to find out that members of your family are not the people you thought or expected they would be. I miss Tennessee even more now. I foresee a move back there in the not too distant future for us. So does my wife and she isn't even up here yet.:frown: