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This is a discussion on Do you tell or not tell when entering other peoples home while carrying? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Topsider I wouldn't think twice about carrying into someone's home, and I couldn't care less if they carried into mine. Presuming we're ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsider View Post
    I wouldn't think twice about carrying into someone's home, and I couldn't care less if they carried into mine. Presuming we're all law-abiding citizens, what's the problem?
    I had a party at my house a couple years ago (listening to music and shooting pool) in which 20 people showed...over 50% were carrying concealed. Safest place to shoot pool in the whole county.

    How it came up was one of the guys was leaning over the table to make a shot and hit shirt rode up and his CCW was exposed. One of the ladies there said, "Oh my God, I can't believe someone here is carrying a gun" and I replied, "I'm betting there are more people here tonight carrying than not" and simultaneously we all lifted our cover garments. Quite a nice collection of Glocks, 1911s, Springfields, Rugers, and Smiths. I was actually surprised at a couple of the guys there not carrying...they went shooting with us a lot. Funny thing is that particular lady started going with us on our shooting outings and she got into it. It turned her 180 degrees on guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    The only way anyone would know that I carried a gun into their home would be if I ended up needing to use it due to a home invasion or some such thing taking place while I was there. In honesty I feel the same about people as I do businesses. If it is legal to carry into your home I will. If you make it clear that you don't want someone to carry in your home that's fine, I'll never enter your home. If someone expects that I'll talk to them about a weapon before I enter their home then they probably don't want to be my friend because I'm not going to ask.
    My position is, I need to know because I have children and my sacred duty is their safety. I need to know where your weapon is so that I feel safe that it is secured, not that you are likely to leave your CH in your purse unsecured, but I have witnessed that very situation. If you are a friend of mine, I already know you have a CH. I'm not being hypocritical, I just want to know your weapon is secure while in my home.

    So most of your friends don't know you conceal carry? That's very secret agent of you. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedLady View Post
    Don't worry, you will not hurt my feelings with your honest opinion. I did ask for it all. So it's ok for other people's concealed weapons in your home, without your knowledge?
    I cannot speak for him but personally I wouldn't allow someone into my home if I felt I couldn't trust them. I don't know who has or has not carried when they came into my home. I hope that most of the people were armed by will assume many probably weren't.
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    If I'm in SC I tell any home owner if I'm carrying when I enter their home.


    But that's what's required by state law.
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    Do you tell or not tell when entering other peoples home while carrying?

    It's not required by AR state law, but shows respect. If you were 'made' after being in someone's house, might be uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. My preference is to ask first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedLady View Post
    My position is, I need to know because I have children and my sacred duty is their safety. I need to know where your weapon is so that I feel safe that it is secured, not that you are likely to leave your CH in your purse unsecured, but I have witnessed that very situation. If you are a friend of mine, I already know you have a CH. I'm not being hypocritical, I just want to know your weapon is secure while in my home.

    So most of your friends don't know you conceal carry? That's very secret agent of you. ;)
    i understand your position based on someone purse carrying and leaving it unsecured around your children. That was irresponsible of them. How old are your children? The people I invite to my home, I wouldn't have issues with any of them carrying. I carry in others' homes when I go, and never tell. But if I know you well enough to go to your home, they know my career and know I carry. It stays in my holster though, unless it was needed.
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    I don't necessarily tell, but the people's houses I usually go to are very close friends and family who know I carry and I shoot with, etc. If its anywhere else, I just don't say anything. I've never knowingly been to someone's house that's anti-gun. I guess I just don't have much in common with those type of people.

    I have no issue with someone carrying in my house. My only request is if its a really cool gun, I want to see it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedLady View Post
    My position is, I need to know because I have children and my sacred duty is their safety. I need to know where your weapon is so that I feel safe that it is secured, not that you are likely to leave your CH in your purse unsecured, but I have witnessed that very situation.
    I can absolutely guarantee that I will never leave my gun in a purse.

    OK, being less flip - since most men don't carry purses, aren't you effectively directing your question at people who do? And turning the question around, how would you deal with showing up at someone's home while you're carrying a weapon? Would you stand at the door and ask permission? Let's assume it's not a planned dinner invitation, you're dropping off a kid for a play date and your friend invites you in for coffee, or a similar extemporaneous situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesbianShrink View Post
    It's not required by AR state law, but shows respect. If you were 'made' after being in someone's house, might be uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. My preference is to ask first.


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    Are you sure its not? I'm getting my carry license in the next month or 2 and from what I've read so far it is required in Arkansas to inform a homeowner before entering their home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedLady View Post
    I'm concerned about entering friend's homes and carrying my concealed weapon without their knowledge.
    You shouldn't tell ANYONE. That's the whole point of the "concealed" part of concealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmedLady View Post
    Do you tell or not tell when entering other peoples home while carrying?
    Depends on if they have a CPZ sticker on their front door. I'll answer them honestly if they ask why I'm not entering their home then.

    If not, I carry as usual. What they don't know....

    I'm not obligated to tell them I'm wearing underwear or not, so why would that be any different with a sidearm?
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    I do not. As everyone here basically feels concealed is concealed. No one has a reason to be scared of me or my gun. Fear of guns is irrational since its an inanimate object. If you don't trust someone don't let them in your home regardless if they own a gun or not.
    I play poker quite often in the casino while carrying concealed. After the Newtown massacre someone mentioned they would feel uncomfortable knowing someone was at the table had a gun on them. Without stating I had one on me, I asked how would they know if someone did? They answered they couldn't know. So I stated how would they know if someone was playing with them for the last year and they didn't know? Wouldn't that make it an irrational fear since the admit they've never felt unsafe. I told them I carry sometimes. When asked if I was carrying now, I answered of course not. Why would I bring a gun into a gun free zone? I am after all a law abiding citizen....

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    Depends ...

    My middle daughter is totally anti-gun and I wouldn't walk into her house carrying.
    We've had the discussion often ... "don't understand why you feel the need to have
    a gun on your hip". She don't live in SC !

    Now my youngest carries a .45 when it can be comfortably concealed or a compact
    .380 at other times. She out shoots me !

    In SC it is stated you cannot enter someones house without telling you're carrying
    or asking permission. So most friends know I carry and I don't have to disarm before
    entering their house. With acquaintances I just leave them locked in the car.

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    Hi LesbianShrink and welcome to the forum but it is in fact required that you notify someone when you enter their residence.

    I will notify someone if I am carrying as it is required by law and I would expect the same in return. Among my trusted friends I already know and they know me but like others I do not visit a lot when home so it does not cause many issues.
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    @ArmedLady. It's up to you but I can tell you from experience that your friend doesn't want to know. If you feel that you are disrespecting her by not telling her then leave your pistol at home. There is no law that says you are required to carry to your friends house. Do what you think is best but telling her is probably not going to go over well.

    In a few months or a few years you won't feel so freaked out about carrying like you do now when it's new. In time you won't think twice about this kind of thing because you'll know that the only way people are going to know you are armed is if you need to shoot someone.

    This is the best advice you will ever get about CC: Concealed MEANS concealed and until you are 100% sure about someone you should keep it a secret.
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