I would ask and see if they have a problem and go from there
That's the most important thing IMO. It all comes down to trust. If you can be trusted with kids, you can be trusted with kids and a gun. Personally I would consider an armed and competent babysitter to be a huge advantage over an unarmed one.Euclidean said:If these people trust you with their precious children, the fact you are armed is immaterial.
Thats a good concept and if it were anyone other than my family I would just refuse like you say, but the way I look at it is I would rather be there to protect them even if I was unarmed than someone else who isn't quite as vigilant as myself. I'll ask them about it and let everyone know what their response is.NaturalSelection said:my ccw is part of me. i wouldnt ask anyone for acceptance, and i certainly wouldnt disarm to please someone else. if you feel obligated for some reason, inform them that you carry. if they dont like it, tell them to find another baby-sitter.
you cant protect them if you are unarmed. your kitchen knife is a joke to the thug with the stolen .38. im not criticizing you for whatever choice you make, i just hope to encourage thought.jiggz01 said:I would rather be there to protect them even if I was unarmed
Well, I have a different take. If you have one in the pipe, I'd remove that one, but leave the mag in. It doesn't take that much to rack one, but to slap the clip in and then rack is an extra stepQKShooter said:...then unload your firearm in the car before you enter their home.
Keep your ammo & your firearm on your person but, ammo separated from your unloaded firearm.
My sisters are both extremely anti-gun. I was the chief babysitter in charge of my nephew from the time I was 13 years old. So I basically raised the kid. Even today, she claims the reason the kid is so conservative and pro-gun is because he once lived in Texas!jiggz01 said:Anybody else have this kind of problem?