April 17th, 2007 09:10 PM
I know you said you didn't want to lie, but just say no or "I do sometimes". The only time anyone (-police) needs to know you have one is if you were unfortunate enough to be in a situation to use it.
Originally Posted by JohnKelly
Besides, what are they going to do, pat you down? :)
April 17th, 2007 10:22 PM
I'd answer "No" and state that I endorse and support the rights of citizens to do so, because to answer yes would mean that...I just gave up my concealment.
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April 17th, 2007 10:28 PM
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April 17th, 2007 10:59 PM
Are there legal ramifications to telling that you are carrying? Is it part of concealment to not let anyone know? I dont remember reading anything in WA state law that addressed it. It only addressed when you must reveal it it (police, when asked).
April 17th, 2007 11:09 PM
You can tell anyone you want.
Do you remember the meyers brigg that most everyone in here took not to long ago and the majority of people on this forum are introverts.
As an extrovert, I pretty much tell anyone anything they ask me. There are 20 people in my office I love most of them like family so I have no secrets from them!
Last edited by Timmy Jimmy; April 19th, 2007 at 03:24 AM.
If it is not in the US Constitution then the Federal Government should not be doing it.
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April 17th, 2007 11:59 PM
I frequently inform people of the steps involved in obtaining a CCW, which inevitably leads to the "Do you have one?" question. To which I will either relpy "Yes", or show them my permit, sometimes both. It isn't like I am trying to brag about having one or impress anyone. (If you were to ever meet me, you will likely not be impressed either, at least my wife doesn't seem to be.)
It is this type of thinking that prompted a co-worker to go get his CCW. This is also the guy that two years ago said to me that the gov't will never try to take away guns because too many people have them. Monday morning, before the shootings had stopped he looked at me and asked "You know what "they" are going to try to do now?"
If the conversation becomes confrontational, I simply let them embarass themselves. It usually happens.
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April 18th, 2007 12:14 AM
April 18th, 2007 01:45 AM
Generally I'll say yes. If I don't feel like answering, I'll say "That's kind of like asking about my underwear" with a smile.
April 18th, 2007 02:02 AM
I usually tell people it takes thirty seconds to bleed out if your neck is slashed. It can take 15 minutes for the police to respond. SCOTUS has determined that police don't have to respond to a call. I told my mom Monday that's why I carry, I may die but I want a chance to survive and that is why I don't go to free fire zones. For those that want to know about the laws I direct them to the state's website.
I then answer any question to the best of my ability, if I don't have an answer I'll tell them that I will get back to them.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
April 18th, 2007 10:56 AM
If we can't talk about it quietly I will tell them "Yes I have a permit and no I am not wearing a gun." I would then try to change the subject. When we could speak privately I might explain that I am wearing a holster and I am carrying a gun in the holster I am wearing.
April 18th, 2007 12:10 PM
You can tell anyone you want. In fact you don't even *have* to conceal if you don't want to. WA is a state where it is perfectly legal to open carry if you wish.
Originally Posted by HOLYROLLER
April 19th, 2007 09:17 AM
Thanks everyone... I too feel like a sort of "ambassador" for CCW. Especially after the Virginia Tech massacre.
I think I will allow conversations to take the natural course, providing the person I'm talking to is genuinely seeking information. Being evasive (other than on the "are you carrying now" question) only serves to dissuade potential future CCW'ers. Too much at stake anymore these days.
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