Were you packing while handing out candy?

Were you packing while handing out candy?

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    Were you packing while handing out candy?

    Was anyone else using a CCW while answering the door to all the Halloween kids?

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    I didn't hand out candy...went to a friend's house. When we went out with the kids walking them around the neighborhood, though, I held my 3 year old daughter's hand while packing.

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    Concealed carry. Always.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).

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    Yes I was packing just like last year. An interesting side note. A few years ago (about 10)some of my friends from childhood and I (we all were Eagle Scouts together) decided it would be nice to go see some of our former Scoutmasters and teachers. Since it was Halloween we dressed up and handed out candy when we first visited. Our last stop was around 9:00pm at one of our Scoutmasters. We rang the doorbell waited and then heard the unmistakeable sound of a Pump action shotgun chambering a round. Our scoutmaster shouted "Whos there" and we responded with gusto so not to get shot. Well he let us in and explained that it was after normal Trick or Treat hours four six foot tall guys in costume were outside his door and he wasn't going to take a chance. Well we laugh about it now but Mr "Q" taught us a lesson that night just like he taught us when we were boys, pay attention to what's around you.

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    We had a company costume party at work yesterday and I was dressed as a cowboy. The few of you who have seen me know that that is less of a costume and more of a situation where I was dressed much like I usually am. But, I was a cowboy.
    I wore that home and we went out trick or treating with the kids as soon as I got home.

    I had several people ask me where my six shooter was. I just said I didn't have one on. And while that was true, they may have been surprised to know that while I did not have a six shooter on, I was wearing a 12 shooter in the form of a .40 cal Springfield XD on my right hip under my full length duster.

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    Very little trick-or-treater traffic, but yes, I was armed and extra cautious.

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    Glad to say I didn't have any callers but nothing would be any different anyways - I pack 16/7.

    I am trying to get my wife to be more used to having her piece on hand when any visitors at the door. Unwanted callers are possible any time at all.
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    Check out my post in "Halloween Costume Scenerio" under "Tactical Scenario". It is not normal to go door to door these days. Back in the 1940's when Ziggy answered the door in his cardigan that was fine, but today I never even answer the door.

    If they need to reach me, that is what the phone and US Mail are for.

    To answer the question, I wasn't carrying last night but had a gun right next to me as I was watching t.v.

    Call me paranoid but I don't need to take chances in today's day and age.


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    of course.

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    we had to had out candy frm 6pm until 8pm. the first 45 mins i was ccw whn i was givin candy. then mu wife and i took out 9 mnth old around the area and i was ccw then. i loved every min of it. i knw my family was safe and as a new father that felt great.
    “Do you have any idea how hard it would be to live with yourself if your loved ones were attacked and killed, and you had to stand there helplessly because you were unprepared for that day?”


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    Didn't hand out candy. I think the little kids are cute, but the teenagers who don't even dress up and just come grubbing for candy or the parents who dress up a 6 month old baby and try to say the candy is for the kid have ruined it for me. My son has Autism and doesn't like the feel of costumes, so the three of us went out to dinner instead. And yes, I had my gun.

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    Took my boy T-O-T'ing, and yes I was armed. Two guns (normal for me as I had just got home from work) and two flashlights. Had my big 4D cell MagLight and a little LED.

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    Yes - carrying when handing out candy and carrying when making the rounds with my kids and wife. This was my first Halloween with a permit, and it felt good that I was finally in a position to be able to protect my family while out and about.

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    Yes I was. Nothing new about that. I always carry.

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