So last night I decided to watch Gran Turino with 5 friends last night at the 10:30 showing, naturally I carried to the theater. I covered my XD & Supertuck with a warm LS shirt untucked. I made sure I wasn't printing at all and none of these friends know I CC, that's how I wanna keep it.
So I'm standing at the ticket window wih my wallet open fishing out a 10-spot ($8.75 for a movie,sheesh) when my 25 Y/O friend excitedly asks, "oh that's a cool license picture, what is it?". Keep in mind my DL and CC permit are on a flip-out ID holder in the center of my wallet, open the wallet up and both are visible. I quiety say "it's a permit for work, I'll explain later...". Which doesn't work. "Cmon man, lemme see, what's it for?". Wallet has been closed for awhile and I'm mumbling around the foot in my mouth... "we'll talk later, let's just see the movie.". Needless to say he's persistent and now a little mad, luckily our other friends (2 guys 2 girls) didn't notice the conversation.
As I was his ride the topic came back up on he way to his apartment, I was proud of myself as I did a good job explaining what a CC license is and why I Made the decision to carry. He asked what training was required, how to CC daily, an where you could and couldnt carry. He was very positive and would like to go to the range with me sometime!
I was satisfied with the outcome as I know he is the most 2A friendly of the group last night, however there is now a Starbucks card in front of my CHL permit to prevent inadvertantly flashing it in the future. Just a warning to y'all, could have made my night a little uncomfortable!
BTW, loved the movie... in spite of the heavy language and racial slurs, watch the whole thing and you'll be amazed.