carrying at a wedding is tacky

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    carrying at a wedding is tacky

    This is a quote from my cousin when he was asked by a friend of ours if he was "packing". I kept my mouth shut because i didn't think it would do any good letting them know that i was "packing". Just couries what you guys thought. Btw. thanks for all the helpfull info.


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    I would carry

    Also what good is a Carry piece if i'm not carrying it

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    Hello. I will be carrying at a wedding in the near future...just like I do at funerals, church, etc. No one knows and what they don't know won't hurt them. If it is legal and possible, I carry.

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    Stating your political / personal opinions on touchy subjects at a wedding is tacky.
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    Last wedding a few weeks ago - good friends - I was packing. Admittedly just the R9.

    I will not tho anywhere that is legal without packing - period. I have no way day to day - place to place - of knowing that my safety is 100% assured! I call it simple dedication
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    carrying at a wedding is tacky
    Tacky has nothing to do with it. Neither does tact. Neither does someone else's opinion of your level of safety. Unless the venue is patrolled by a number of armed security or LEO's, you are your own security. Doesn't matter that it's a wedding, funeral home, grocery store or the beach.

    My father, for example, thinks the same thing as your cousin. He cannot fathom why someone needs extra security, alarms, a knife, a flashlight, let alone a firearm. Since he doesn't feel he needs it, he can't see why anyone else would. That's fine. For him. Doesn't work for me. Whether he gets over it or not isn't important.

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    Where I come from, the "father of the bride" is frequently open carrying a shotgun.

    Actually, I agree with P95. I don't go to many weddings, but if it is a family member on either my side or my wife's side, I know I won't be the only one packing.

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    If we knew we would need to be packing when we went somewhere, we would not go there! Carry Always (within law)
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    I've carried at a wedding...

    I've carried at a funeral (two actually)...

    I've even carried at bris (circumcision) for my friend's 8-day old baby boy...

    I must be tacky.

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    I carried to a wedding 2 weekends ago. I'll be carrying at a wedding 10/7 and i'm the best man. Gun gets put away for the reception though. Reception is at the hotel and it's open bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    My father, for example, thinks the same thing as your cousin. He cannot fathom why someone needs extra security, alarms, a knife, a flashlight, let alone a firearm. Since he doesn't feel he needs it, he can't see why anyone else would. That's fine. For him. Doesn't work for me. Whether he gets over it or not isn't important.
    I know a couple people like that. One of them in particular I always tell them that i'll be carrying at their funeral. It REALLY pisses her off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp View Post
    Hello. I will be carrying at a wedding in the near future...just like I do at funerals, church, etc. No one knows and what they don't know won't hurt them. If it is legal and possible, I carry.

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    No need for them to know and since none of us know when/where we might need it, it's only smart to "be prepared"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    This is a quote from my cousin when he was asked by a friend of ours if he was "packing". I kept my mouth shut because i didn't think it would do any good letting them know that i was "packing". Just couries what you guys thought. Btw. thanks for all the helpfull info.


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    Then I was tacky at my sons wedding. It's on all the time, well almost>

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    I agree if I found out someone was carrying a gun at my wedding i would consider it tacky ... but i'd also be a hypocrite because i'd have a gun on me too.

    A wedding is a place however where NOONE should be able to find out you're carrying. That means no chance of printing or accidental flashes, I'd say maybe an ankle holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Misfit View Post
    Where I come from, the "father of the bride" is frequently open carrying a shotgun.

    Actually, I agree with P95. I don't go to many weddings, but if it is a family member on either my side or my wife's side, I know I won't be the only one packing.
    I thought that was in KY...where the groom would introduce his new wife and his sister...and there was only one woman standing there...



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