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This is a discussion on How to talk to parents? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by larefugee If you are doing what you believe is right, I don't think you should hide the truth and act like you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by larefugee View Post
    If you are doing what you believe is right, I don't think you should hide the truth and act like you are doing something wrong. I call that "being in the closet". If being a gun owner is part of who you are, why put on a mask and pretend to be someone else in front of them? I say this as someone that has warmed up to open carry for various reasons.
    Well, some things are just private. I don't need to tell people what color underwear I happen to be wearing, or how many times I used the bathroom today. That's part of who I am. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldogy View Post
    If they need to know why you carry just Google christianson newsom ....More than enough reason to protect oneself.
    From a parent and grandparent's view, you should do what ever you feel is required to protect yourself and your loved ones. Remind them it is not the duty of the police to protect, only to clean up, investigate the aftermath of violence.
    My son has his carry permit as does his long time lady friend. Make them proud.

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    There, I said it. I described the killings to you. Now, you need to follow the trials of these animals and see what happens. In the meantime,.........don't become a victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post
    Well, some things are just private. I don't need to tell people what color underwear I happen to be wearing, or how many times I used the bathroom today. That's part of who I am. :)
    Well the main reason I told my parents was safety....because if there was an intruder while they were there, they needed to know what to do.

    I told them that in that (or any) scenario, they should identify themselves if asked and stay in their bedroom behind cover I specified, and call 911.

    Everything else that went on depended on how they handled that info...and they were very positive!

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    Funny, my parents never objected or said a bad thought when I started volunteering as an EMT at age 15 or when I did armed security but later when I stopped by Mom's on my way home from buying my last gun she was worried that I'd 'get into trouble' if I had to use it.
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    If you are doing what you believe is right, I don't think you should hide the truth and act like you are doing something wrong. I call that "being in the closet". If being a gun owner is part of who you are, why put on a mask and pretend to be someone else in front of them?
    Because in some situations, self-proclaimed autocrats can and will use it to beat presumed serfs about the head, making things very difficult for a person.

    Consider how the Fed makes it nearly impossible for states to go their own way via financial enticements that effectively tie a state's future funding to compliance. Essentially, the rules of the game make it a fixed game, to force ultimate obedience. That's exactly how these sorts of questions can go, in which a person's future receipt of service, coverage, a job, avoidance of fines or even imprisonment is predicated on a person toeing the line. Some parents do that sort of thing, dictates as a condition of, say, continued living under the same roof, and similar.

    That's why.

    Still, if an adult and self-sufficient, you either divulge or not, have a discussion or not, simply not go armed with a firearm for the duration of the visit (or not). You pick one and work through the pros/cons, just like anything else. Depends on the parents and the relationship.
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    I suppose if you think they'll give you a hard time, then I would follow the "Don't ask - don't tell" rule . If they should find out; then lay it out for them, plain and maybe not so simple.
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