Be honest: When do you carry?

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  • Only when I get feeling that I might need a gun.

    7 1.61%
  • Only when going someplace that I think is high risk.

    38 8.74%
  • Always, when it is legal and I'm outside of the house.

    191 43.91%
  • Always, including at home

    199 45.75%
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    #3 for me.

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    Always, including at home.

    Of course there are times when I am at home and take it off, like when laying down for a nap. Nothing more uncomfortable than turning over and having your pistol pinch and wake you up, and there are other times, working on things, or whatever that require to you remove it. Tool belts and IWB holsters don't go too well together.
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    Where it's legal...

    I live in PA, but next to NJ and NY and still work in NYC. So obviously I cannot carry when I have to go to NJ or NY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBk View Post
    If I am wearing pants and it is legal then I am carrying, including around the house.

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    I don't have a shotgun within reach.....

    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    all day, every day from when I get dressed in the morning until I get undressed at night I'm carrying a pistol everywhere legal, and from the time I go to bed until I get up there is a pistol and shotgun within reach
    But the rest applies to me too. You never know where you might end up during the day so I carry always. Ever heard of home invasions? Why not carry at home too. By the time you figured out someone has kicked in your door it will be too late to run to where your gun is locked up. I just have to draw.

    I am not expecting any of this to happen mind you but the grave yard is full of people that can say the same thing.
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    The option which fits my circumstances isn't there...mine would be "Always, when legal, even at home." I'm a public school educator in Tennessee, and we cannot carry on school grounds.

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    I've always carried when I leave the house. Fortunately, for me, I can carry in any state when I travel too, which has been nice.
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    My Keltec 3at is always in my front pocket in a holster. Just like my wallet in my back pocket, I forget it's there. Many times I come home
    and take a nap.
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    everywhere. i've carried a pocket folder since i was 9 years old, so carrying a gun is only another tool. i generally avoid places that i can't carry. luckily, there are few restrictions on where i can carry in PA. just schools, and courthouses, basically.

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    I admit it I have taken into the shower (in a plastic bag) when my daughter has had a friend sleeping over. I just did not want it to be lying around with out me.
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    OWB at home and IWB when I'm out. My handgun is not outside of arms reach at any time when I am not on duty. I don't only decide to protect my family sometimes. That's a full-time job and one I will never put second.
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    When I put my pants on in the morning, the gun goes on. When I get undressed at night, the XD goes in its holster attached to the bed frame. I chose #4.

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    Everywhere legal outside my house, even while I was mowing the lawn this afternoon.

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    when I leave the house it goes on, when I get to the office I put it in the lock box and when I come out of the office it goes back on. Other than the office if the gun can't go I don't go. When I fly it is of course in the checked luggage!
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    I take it everywhere.

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