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    Are your friends aware that you carry?

    A lot of my friends know that I like guns and shoot. Aside from a select few, I have not told anyone that I carry. I kind of wonder how many actually think I carry concealed.
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    Yes. Most people I call friends are prior military and also carry.

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    Not many. Some I do, some I do not. It all depends. As far as family, I am very careful as well. I don't have a very gun friendly family.

    I do have several friends who lean my way politically, so they woudln't be surprised to know that I carry, I'm sure.

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    The friends of mine that need to know I carry, know. I don't advertise - there is just no advantage to that.
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    Most of them do and its never been an issue. Only my immediate family knows I carry though because my family is very anti guns in general let alone cc.
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    While I don't go around bragging about it, I do not make a big secret out of it. Friends and family know because I have discussed it with many of them. It is difficult to educate others when they do not know what the subject is.

    What I am careful of, is mistaking acquaintances for friends. Friends you trust with certain things. Acquaintances still have to earn that trust. Too many people divulge their CC to acquaintances and are surprised when everybody in the neighborhood suddenly know they carry a gun.

    It makes me scratch my head and wonder.
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    I don't worry about who knows, I carry openly and concealed, just depends on the mood I am in. Kind of hard to keep the cat in the bag with a 1911 on the hip
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    Only my close friends/hunting buddies, wife & kids know.
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    The courses I took years ago said not to tell anyone and that's how I have lived. I don't know what they are teaching today though.

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    Some friends know while others don't. I don't really care if they know or not as I am no threat to them.

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    All my friends know I have a permit but none of them have asked if I was actually carrying. It's probably a don't know, don't care situation or they just assume that I am.

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    Some close friends do (not all), most of my family should but I have a few family members I haven't told; not because they are anti but because it might slip out of their mouths at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    A lot of my friends know that I like guns and shoot. Aside from a select few, I have not told anyone that I carry. I kind of wonder how many actually think I carry concealed.
    Ditto....
    I keep quiet and stay stealthy
    ...and my folks know, too.
    There ya go........

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    I have a couple friends in another state that know. My parents know and my inlaws know. None of them have a problem with it.
    Ofcourse all of my friends here on the forum know.
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    Yes, a lot of my friends know (I don't have many friends, and the ones I have are extremely close to my family), and all of my immediate family know, but I am still selective as to who I want to have that information. My classmates (nursing school) don't know and in fact one of them asked why I dress so warm during the South Carolina summer (usually an cover-shirt over a t-shirt) considering how much I complain of the heat (I'm from Alaska). I just told her I'm insecure with my body image ;)
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