Do you feel that CCW effects your "Lifestyle"?
The question has obviously come up HERE, some agree, some do not.
In retrospect I've been thinking about some of the changes I've (we've) had to make since starting to carry a firearm.
I've had to make sure that my clothing would conceal my firearm.
I've had to buy new accessories to aid in CCW, I.E. a quality belt.
Provide lockable storage for my vehicle.
When making travel arrangements and plans I study reciprocity agreements and the laws of states that I may be traveling through and to.
Airline travel, do I need to say more?
I tend to me more aware of my surroundings and the people around me.
My overall behavior has changed as well as some of my routines (mostly for the better). I have to deal with more idiocy in public in order to avoid any confrontations, no matter how small they will be, they could easily turn bad. Pending on what state I'm in I can't carry in some restauants. Nor do I frequent the bars any more.
If I need to go into a Gov't facility I need to be aware of the laws and proper ways to secure my firearm.
I am more aware of the law than I was prior.
So lets here it, do you feel that it's a part of your lifestyle? How so, or why not?
*Note Websters defines lifestyle as the following:
Wikipedia defines it as:
The typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture.
In sociology,a lifestyle is the way a person lives. This includes patterns of social relations, consumption, entertainment, and dress. A lifestyle typically also reflects an individual's attitudes, values or worldview
This is a private poll, feel free to voice your opinion, but lets keep it civil please.