Colostomy bag hanger, wanna sniff?
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Colostomy bag hanger, wanna sniff?
an old Army buddy used to say, "you'd like to know, wouldn't ya?"
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You beat me to it. ROFL!
I always say, "It's just a utility tool." I've used it a couple of times and people buy it. Also, it's technically not a lie. :)
Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy:
You're made. You going to lie to a family member.
You're carrying, so what.
Just tell the truth.
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
I agree with AFS, look back at the original post. It was a family member who'd expressed an interest in concealed carry. Even if you subscribe to the "only me and mine" train of thought, he is family.
Besides, increasing the number of those who carry legally and responsibly is a good thing.
When asked, a simply "Yes" or "No" would be your best bet, any enigmatic answer would likely be construed as evasive and therefore, a lie.
A lie is not always wrong, but when known or suspected, it cost you your credibility with the person your talking to. I do not like not being trusted, a personal quirk of mine.
In bentcursor's situation, he should make the most of an opportunity to bring another "convert" into the fold.
Political Correctness has now "evolved" into Political Cowardice.
Family = tell the truth (unless you know it will cause an uproar- who needs the headaches?)
The rest of the World = none of their business - medical problem, pda, etc.
Family member, yea, go ahead and explain.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
I've got lots of Anti's in my family, so it depends on what part of the family it is.
If it's someone I trust not to go insane, or someone that already knows and understands my attitude, i'd pull them aside and tell 'em.
I try and keep people that I don't know outside of my personal space to keep this kind of thing from happening. If it accidentally happens, I'll just say it's either a phone, colostomy bag, keys, a knife, etc.
I feel it's important to keep people out of your personal space if you're carrying, but you have to be careful. A friend of mine (a cop) once broke a wal-mart security guy's wrist when he went reaching for his piece. It was a completely involuntary reaction, and he spent a night in jail for it.
יזכר לא עד פעם
Yizkor. Lo Od Pa'am.
Remember. Never Again.
For this specific case, I'd be upfront. For others, I'd just fall back on my military training: "I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons on this facility..."
If nothing else the "what in the heck is he talking about?" response helps change the subject.
Or, (as has happened) if I'm asked if I'm armed, I reply "Let's see, 2 hands, 2 feet, full set of teeth,a functioning brain and an attitude, Yep I'm armed." (I wasn't actually carrying at the time, not legal yet where I was living, but it did keep that person from bothering me about it in the future).
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if I'm asked if I'm armed, I reply "Let's see, 2 hands, 2 feet, full set of teeth, a functioning brain and an attitude, Yep I'm armed."
Loved this answer, ka!!
Depends on which relative...
--> to my Glock loving cousin; "Of course I'm carrying, and so are you, right?!?"
--> to my 'Guns are Baa--aah-aah-aaahd' cousin, and other le relatives;
"It's my PDA." = Personal Defensive Arm
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it."
- Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC
My answer depends on who it is.
If a friend who is a gunnut, the truth.
If my Wife, the truth.
If most of our friends/relatives (most all rabid antis), some BS story.
One time I was "outed" when we had worked a trade show, been invited to a lounge in Boston and all of us were dancing. Eventually the dance became a conga-line and I felt a hand land on the butt of my gun, I turned enough to see who was behind me and it was the woman I worked the trade show with so I just smiled and said/did nothing. She was from Belfast Ireland, knew that I carried and was a Reserve PO and it was a non-issue (her Family was still in Ireland . . . I think she understood the need to be able to protect oneself). I drove her home when we left (wee hours in the morning) and it was never ever mentioned.
So, it depends . . .
I have been carrying for a short time now and up to this point no one knows, including my immediate family. I think if the occasion should arise I would tell them that I carry and it is my right and I'm doing so legally, and try to let it end at that.
My wife, my sons, my parents. Not even my sisters are privvy.
"We must remember that one man is much
the same as another, and that he is best
who is trained in the severest school."
~Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War