This is a discussion on Friends Get Bold With You Carrying? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by L2TYPE We were eating in a restaurant. I open carried into the place because of the fact they serve alcohol. You guys ...
My bad , I did not even consider other state restrictions . all the parts of my post other than the " why do they know " still apply tho .You guys missed his reply. Sure CC means concealed but in VA CC is only hidden until you are hungry (in some circumstances).
His buddies know he CC's because he is required to OC in areas.
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I would think now is a good time to have a sit-down with your friends and very clearly, but politely explain the facts. If they don't get it after that...find new friends. I know it's hard to say when you have long standing relationships, but I've done it and it's not as hard as it seems(different non-carry related reasons though).
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I did miss that. My mistake.Originally Posted by Scheetz
I guess the appropriate response then, would be something like, "You get yourself into a fight, you're on your own. No way I'm drawing my gun to save YOUR dumb-ass!"
The second option SUCKS. If one can even call it an option. I had to unload my gun tonight and leave it in the car to go into a resteraunt and get some food with a friend. I am in TN and can not carry where alcohol is served. Why should he go in sheepishly unarmed when he can legally OC. Would you encourage others to go places they can legally go armed with out their defensive weapon?
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Like other people said, nobody knows I carry conceal. This is just my business and m y responsability.
find new friends, because these are going to get you into real trouble. They do not respect you or your personal decision to protect YOURSELF....then they aren't your friends.
If they are your friends then a real discussion with them won't be hard. They need to understand the responsibility you have being a CCW license holder, and the 'real' WHY you are carrying. remember real friends respect your rights, and will make your conversation easy.
if not...refer to first sentence.
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