Friends house?

Friends house?

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    Friends house?

    Reading another thread got me thinking. Yes I know that can be dangerous. Do you tell friends that you are carrying when you go to thier house? Not really talking about your bets friend. More causual friends? I'm kinda of two minds on this. One I want to keep that I carry as quiet as possible. But I would not like it if someone came in my house carrying a gun without letting me know. Again more of casual friends that your bets friends.

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    I normally "button up" about it. figgering what they don't know won't hurt'em...or upset'em but i totally understand where you are coming from and have thought the same thing. It's there house, they 'should' know. but if i can go all day/night there and they never know, then nobody got upset or worried unnecessarily.
    and it may depend on the person as well. are they a staunch democrat or anti-gunner? then i definitely would not tell'em cuz i prolly would not like what they'd ask me to do with it .
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    Here in Arkansas it's legally required that you inform the homeowner you are armed before entering their home. With that in mind, most times when I'm going to the home of someone I don't know well enough to trust with the fact that I carry, I just slip my pistol off and stash it in the glovebox. Or if I feel uncomfortable with doing that and am not staying long, I just don't enter the other's house. I've gotten some odd looks a couple of times, but that's about it.

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    I think it's rediculous to expect your guests to announce to you whether or not they are armed in your house.
    What's in my pocket (or holster) is my business. Do you expect me to tell you if I have a knife? What about a lighter, or steel toed boots? You get the idea.
    I know that state law requires it in some states, but that doesn't make it any less rediculous.

    This post is not directed at anyone in particular, just expressing my point of view on it.
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    I usually err on the side of discretion. Either don't say anything, and ensure I'm not printing or flashing for the duration of the visit, or just leave it in the truck. Honestly, I am more concerned about having it for the drive than at someone's house. Please, no flames for being tactically unsound.

    My best friendís wife is a vociferous anti - his 2 guns now stay at his brotherís house. In the interests of his sex life, I leave the evil gun in the truck when we go over there.
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    MN not required unless requested by LEO. Don't ask...don't tell. At friends, family, former students domiciles, I'd sure hate to be a BG. Some states are silly about disclosure. Would you also have to mention, upon entering a house, your black belt or sudden, uncontrolled outbursts of rage?
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    Unless legally required, never. By definition, a "casual" friend is one whose other acquaintences you probably know little or nothing about. If someone overheard you, and wanted to be "cute", and see what your reaction would be to a gun-grab, things could be very "not nice". :chairshot

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    Discretion, and ''concealed is concealed''. I have no obligation to declare that I carry and so don't.

    True enough too - we would not probably mention that we had a knife and so my gun is just another acoutriment
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    As little as possible do i leave my gun in a vehicle. ever.
    if its not on my person and can't stay there i just assume not bring it.
    not a 100% rule but is the majority of the way i play it.
    i will NOT give a would-be-car breaker/thief any chance at a weapon.
    when i do hafta leave it, i have a gun cable lock that secures it to the seat structure.
    very immovable object.
    and no i never mention it to most anyone...ever.
    i just leave it as my lil secret.
    if asked by a friend i'm visiting i'll respond honestly but don't ask, don't tell is my approach.
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    I don't tell them. It's really unusual for anyone to say to new guests, "If you have a gun, leave it outside," but if I know beforehand that firearms are not welcome in the home, I try to avoid the place, because people like that I don't care to associate with anyway.
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    I wouldn't mind if someone carried concealed (legally of course) in my house without telling me. In fact, I would be tickled if they were and I found out about it.

    It is a weird situation though, having friends that don't know you carry. Especially in Ohio where you have to carry in plain sight in a vehicle - situations often arise that can be uncomfortable. Always fun meeting folks who have no idea that concealed carry is even legal or that ANYBODY does it in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    I don't tell them. It's really unusual for anyone to say to new guests, "If you have a gun, leave it outside," but if I know beforehand that firearms are not welcome in the home, I try to avoid the place, because people like that I don't care to associate with anyway.
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    In my opinion, you can not be sure of someone's reaction to a person legally carrying a gun. They might not be as sympathetic as others. This can create a whole new level of issues [drastically too deep to be covered here] so I use the following; As a general rule, I carry where ever is legal and when ever is legal and the basic principle of "CONCEALMENT concealment concealment" is always my rule.

    So I guess my anwser is "No, I do not tell them."


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    I don't mention it to anyone. why bring it up, its suppose to be a concealed weapon.

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