This is a discussion on What do you tell skeptic's why you carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by WHEC724 I don't disclose that I do carry. I hear people say dumb stuff all the time. I have no delusion of ...
I recently had a situation where I decided to disclose that I carry. I am going on a snowmobiling trip with the in-laws and am going to be staying in the same cabin and had planned on carrying while riding. So out of respect for my in-laws I decided to disclose, Father in-law was all for it....Mother in-law on the other hand was not so much. Now I have a personal dilemma, do I carry anyways and risk making the trip uncomfortable, or do I leave it in the truck?
Disclosing that you carry has a lot of headaches attached to it :(.
I don't bother wasting my breath on them. The funny thing is, most of them will run to a friend who they know carry if the SHTF.
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I've had short discussions with several people who ask why I carry a gun, including my own father. My response is always the same, "We live in a very dangerous world." In every case the reaction has been the same, they slowly nod their head in quiet agreement.
The only person who's questioned why I carry is a friend who also owns a handgun, but doesn't carry and only uses it for range and home defense. I said the classic "I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it." and now he's getting his CWL. Other than family, no one else knows I carry, and I plan to keep it that way.
Because the voi...... Don't tell him? why not? Oh..... OK. So how about them Texans?
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Tell him to read the paper, listen to the news, get your head out of your a$$ and look around.
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Besides my oldest two kids, the only person that knows is my girlfriend. She couldn't understand why anyone would need to have a gun. I related to her some things that have happend to me and explained that I carry (concealed) for the same reason she wears a seatbelt and keeps a fire extinguisher in her kitchen. Police/Fire/EMS respond after the fact when the damage is already done. She had lived a sheltered life and since she doesnt watch the news, she was oblivious to home invasions, robberies, and shootings happening around where we live. Now she goes shooting with me. :)
Just pulling your leg bandrich. I knew what you meant. Welcome to the forum.
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My parents don't know I carry and they are really scared to death about guns. I mean on the verge of hysteria. On holidays out of respect for them (it would be the one time I get outed) my wife and lock it in the truck. But other relatives that do not like guns I carry and if outed I don't care.
simple answer- your life may depend on it!,you have the Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms! and you support the Second Amendment! that's 3 good reasons you can give him..