One thing I do however that I did not say earlier if I'm with friends I do inform them that I'm carrying so they do know if something happens to expect a report from the other direction. I simply tell them I'm armed. If I am in a house with small children which happens rarely in a place that doesn't know that I carry such as my family would. I ask the owner if they are ok with me carrying all of my friends have either enquired about what I'm carrying or ask advice in getting one of there own I've never had a negative response as most of my friends are like minded individuals. The only person that I know right off hand that has ever questioned why I carried after I presented my reasoning they then thanked me for thinking of not only myself but the others that are no protected. And any time I'm over they ask if I'm armed and then tell me that even though they don't have a weapon they fell safer when I'm there armed
I feel like, if the laws of the land allow you to do something, you may assume it's ok. If someone wants different rules they can tell me. This is how it is with private businesses in my state. I think it's fine to treat private homes the same way.
Seriously, though, unless you and your friends have trained together as a team, you never know what they're going to do in the heat of the moment. Your responsibilities remain the same (namely, the four rules of gun safety). Telling them you're armed is completely irrelevant.
go to few , very few houses that the owner does not know me , and about me..
so few houses, that there are none..
and when we go out, that I am not the only CC in our group..
Do you guys when you go shooting not let the range know your about to shoot. By saying hot range or range ready or do you wait until your best friend is hanging a target down range to start denting primers. i want the people i care about to be safe you wouldn't want to start shooting only to have your best friend or your wife step in front of you and be the victim when they could have been one of the survivors. I don't know what kind of safety measures if any you employ but i don't want to injure an enasent bystandard
The outdoor (rifle) range I use has a range officer who calls the shots (literally, pun not intended). Totally different environments.
Nope, unless they know you carry and specifically ask you NOT to bring your weapon into their home or they have signage banning weapons in their home.
Gun carry is about self defense and every time you are without that protection (leaving it in your car) it's just like driving without your seatbelt...IMO
How is that bragging?
And for the respect angle, the respect comes to play in that you (general you) are entering someone else's home. If something happens, the effects are far reaching, especially for the owner of the home. It is now a possible crime scene - one in which a weapon was used. Insurance companies get involved. Lawsuits start flying, and the homeowner is caught in the middle. What if you pull the trigger and miss? The person that got hit by the ricochet sues, and not only does he or she sue you, but they also sue the homeowner. In short, by bringing a weapon into someone else's home you're opening a plethora of possibilities that they might not be willing to accept - but because you've insisted that it's your right, you've taken away their right of self-determination in their own home concerning these risks.
And I don't buy the "they should have a sign up, or tell me." Why should they assume you're carrying? They don't know you. You may be the only person they'll ever meet that actually carries a gun. If we use the right to carry, then we also assume the responsibilities that go with it, and IMO, that includes not occulting someone else's rights within their own him just so I get to utilize my right.