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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The animals having captured their victims, raped them repeatedly, hit them, shot them, set them on fire, put their bodies into bags and stuffed them into trash cans.
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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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!
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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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.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?
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.
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.
Last edited by ccw9mm; October 10th, 2009 at 10:16 PM. Reason: clarity
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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