Friend "Made" Me... Sort Of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Van View Post
    Why bother with all the intrigue? Absolutely nothing illegal has taken place, and just relating the fact that he carries isn't necessarily a bad thing. I recognize that CONCEALED carry is, by definition, discreet. But it isn't anything to be ashamed of or hide if a discussion springs from him having seen the mag.

    I'm certain there is a facet of it I haven't thought of, but my belief in open, honest communication extends to this situation, too.
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    Open, honest communication, and discreet is a better way of saying what I was trying to say in my "Go slow post."

    Some open, honest communication can be Too-Much-an-Ado-over-Little-or Nothing, or Me-Thinks-the-Lady-Protest-Too-Much, or IN-YOUR-FACE, or I'm-Ashamed, etc.

    Treat it openly as no-big-deal and see where it goes. You might develop a shooting partner. You might run into a blind-faith . Or maybe some middle road. But a slow, open, honest, and discreet approach let you play it out cleanly, which ever route he wants to take it -- IMHO.
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    As an X-LEO, not all LEO's carry off duty, many even stink a shooting and handling the weapon, they fear at qualifing time they may fail but do they pratice NOooo. Keep you clip in the glove box, if it offends him-dump him or explain to him why its so. Tell him not to advertise it. Only my family and close friends know/and feel safer.

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    "So that's where that thing is. I went to the shooting range a month ago and have been looking for this ever since."

    This is as big a deal as you want to make out of it. Two topics I like to avoid in casual conversations is religion and politics. For most of us, guns fall into both of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biasedbulldog View Post
    I'm planning to give him a call tomorrow, explain that I have my CCW and carry, and ask him not to spread it around.

    Not a bad idea. Even fellow gun people don't realize this isn't supposed to be national news. A friend asked me in front of another guy (HS classmate, so I know him and I'm not worried about it) "Did you get your concealed carry?". "Er, um. No, not yet..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaz View Post
    Even fellow gun people don't realize this isn't supposed to be national news. A friend asked me in front of another guy (HS classmate, so I know him and I'm not worried about it) "Did you get your concealed carry?". "Er, um. No, not yet..."

    Yup, a different friend of mine knows I carry, no big deal, but he didn't realize it's not something you necessarily broadcast... hence, "Are you going to be carrying when _____?" in front of friends who don't know... "err, umm." That same friend was not a big fan of me carrying till we were camping in Virginia and had a rather creepy fellow being a bit too inquisitive. Nothing came of it...


    I left a voicemail with my friend who saw the magazine. I'm guessing he was at work. Probably no big deal; I'll probably bring it up later and see if he has any questions. Doesn't have to be a big deal, but I don't like keeping friends at arms-length when it is forced into the "open." Still, I'd rather not have to incur that awkwardness in the first place...
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