How many people know you carry?

How many people know you carry?

This is a discussion on How many people know you carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My wife is the only person that knows I carry a firearm. I see no reason to share the information with anybody else. As I ...

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  • Nobody, other than offical agents of the issuing authority.

    8 2.74%
  • One person.

    20 6.85%
  • Two people.

    30 10.27%
  • Three people.

    43 14.73%
  • Four people.

    24 8.22%
  • Five or more people.

    167 57.19%
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    Member Array Locopelli's Avatar
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    How many people know you carry?

    My wife is the only person that knows I carry a firearm. I see no reason to share the information with anybody else. As I use a Smart Carry holster, the chances of anybody else knowing I carry is extremely unlikely.

    How many people know you carry, either via your sharing this information or them by discovering it on their own?
    "Nobody gets shot twice, until everybody that should be shot, gets shot once..."

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    All my family and my close friends and people I know at the gun range,I don't wear a big sign and I conceal it well but I do try to get people interested in concealed carry
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
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    I listed three. Knowing my my o'l lady likely more, but don't know for sure. You know how women love to talk, and as much as I may like to, I can't count that out. I'm also guessing maybe one 'wet behind the ears' sheriff's deputy knows as well. I carry 24/7 with one compromise. At work.

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    All my immediate family and close friends back home, still more than 5 people though.
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    I don't know.
    "Just blame Sixto"

    I reserve the right to make fun, point and laugh etc.

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    Just my wife, son and daughter-in-law. Also must of the folks here and Utah Concealed Carry.Com.
    John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

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    my wife and both boys is all oh and my beagle

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    3 know THAT I CARRY AT TIMES....spouse, best friend and youngest brother.

    Only spouse ever knows that I am carrying at any given time and then she sometimes does not know.

    I carried almost 100% in the big city which has the highest (or close to it) violent crime rate in the PNW ... retired to a small town with little crime and carry about 25%.
    Old testament....Shooting to Live 1942
    Newer testament... Kill or Get Killed 1976/1987

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    Just my roommate and my girlfriend.

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    My wife, daughter, mother.

    The Sheriff's department.

    Many people who work in the county courthouse who see me filling up the lockbox in the lobby on my way into the secured portion of the courthouse.

    My local holstermaker.

    About 20,000 people on this forum.

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    Wife, four kids, parents, my brother and about 10-12 other people that all carry themselves, am glad I do or simply don't care. I don't broadcast it but I also don't hide it from those I know and trust. Above all else, though, I don't get friendly with those that are not "gun friendly" or would spread it around for no reason. If somebody does find out that I do that has an objection, they can "pee up a rope" as far as I am concerned....
    Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.

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    I misread the question and voted incorrectly. I often carry openly, so... many.
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    My wife and I...4-5 others at work (not at work, but from's a school) other relatives...they (the relatives) all think I'm a 'gun nut'...and they are all 1200 miles away.

    Stay armed... the relatives...stay safe!
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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    Back home in Louisiana !!!!
    Wife, Oldest son and my daughters, my neighbors (wife's nephew), my parents and the out-laws (I mean In-laws), and a handful of shipmates at work.

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    Somewhere on the high side of 30,000, not counting this forum. Being a firearms instructor and lobbying on behalf of pro-rights laws has some disadvantages.
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