This is a discussion on You CCw, Don't you? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by WHEC724 My wife has been known to 'out' me if it comes up in conversation. 'Not much I can do but remind ...
But seriously...You need to have a serious talk with her.
Speak softly, and carry a big stick.
The last thing i want to hear is "You've got a gun, do something!" I have cautioned my wife and the very few who know against blabbing. I hosted a BBQ here last weekend. I'm showing some guys my shop and tractors and one old friends says "your wife said you should show me your new toy" I had no idea what he was talking about as this was his first time this way in years, and most of it is new toys to him. Later in private he blurts out he just got his CCW. He had no idea I had my LCP in my pocket, apparently he told my wife he had his CCW amd she was referring to my newest pistol without spilling the beans. We got into a discussion about my opinion of concealed also meaning covert and other similar topics.
Over the last 6 months US Forestry prohibited shooting at my most casual places, so I am using the same range most around here do. Surprising how many of my friends turn up there. It's about a mile and a half from the house.
i definitely don't fit that mold and some of my close friends are surprised when they found out that i carry. i guess stereotypes apply to just about anyone.
Really not that paranoid. My best friends girlfriend most coworkers know.
I spend time at the range, I dont see a reason to hide it. I cant think of who they would tell that would be bad. And I think more of them should carry.
So if they ask to come to range or if I ccw as long as I know the reaction wont be bad the answer is yep
I am like most others here, only my wife, daughter and a like minded close friend
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People that know me well , "assume " I carry even though they really don't know and haven't been told one way or the other.
People that don't know me well, can't imagine me carrying a gun.
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The only people who know I carry are my wife, son, daughters, and son-in-law (the LEO who suggested that I carry). My parents don't even know. I prefer to fly under the radar when it comes to my firearm totin' habits.
No one has actually asked me if I carry. I don't broadcast that information. A few people ouitside of family know that I have a permit, but I never let them know if I am carrying.
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HmmI was thinking about my response last night and realized that really is two questions.
Do I tell people i have a ccw? Yes I do.
Do I tell people I have a gun on me? No. If someone asks I always say that is my concern or something like that.