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I've seen this discussed before but I wanted to get some advice for future occurrences. I was at a family gathering and had been discussing concealed weapon permits with a cousin who seemed very interested in obtaining one for himself. About an hour later, I was walking by him to throw something away, and he gave me one of those "playful" pokes in the side - right on my gun, which was in a belly band on my right-side waist. His eyes grew real big and he asked "are you carrying now?".

My question is - what do you answer in a situation like that?
 

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i'd tell him it was your emergency phone,lol.
i'd tell him yes i'm carrying and explain why.
i've had friends come by my house after work and they're surprised when i undo my work shirt to change and they see a gun.
the usual response is"i didn't know you carried". i tell them that's the whole idea. nobody should be able to tell.
then i tell them i've done it so often that now it's a habit and part of my wardrobe, just like carrying a wallet.
 

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craig45 said:
i'd tell him it was your emergency phone,lol.
i'd tell him yes i'm carrying and explain why.
i've had friends come by my house after work and they're surprised when i undo my work shirt to change and they see a gun.
the usual response is"i didn't know you carried". i tell them that's the whole idea. nobody should be able to tell.
then i tell them i've done it so often that now it's a habit and part of my wardrobe, just like carrying a wallet.
I don't necessarily like the idea of immediately explaining myself. I don't think I've given anyone an explanation yet as to why I carry. If someone were to ask, then I'd give them something, maybe. But I wouldn't immediately explain my reasons just because someone learned of my piece.
 

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I might try "evasion" with something like (in a very poor Mae West drawl).......Nah....I'm just happy to see ya!

Could cause some real sexual orientation confusion!
 

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With a relative I would tell em.
 

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I don't care if a family member knows, they all know anyway. Out of family it's a cell phone, pda, etc, etc.


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I don't worry too much with family overall so would probably ''come clean''.

Otherwise maybe the enigmatic - ''for me to know, and you to find out'' ! :18:
 

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oO( its my colostomy bag , poke it again and see what happens )
 

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I would just say probably and walk away.
 

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Give a sheepish Austin Powers grin and say "Maybe"




(if you haven't seen that, you probably won't get it.)
 

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This is a subject about which I feel quite strongly. Part of a concealed carry strategy is to carry the gun concealed so that nobody knows (when or if) you are carrying a gun. I will make you a bet that once the well meaning relative knows that you carry, the word will get around as word of mouth does its inevitable job. I had a nephew poke me in the side, right on the gun, and ask me if I carried. Told him it was part of my back brace system for rehabilitation and that his poke hurt like hell so please don't do it any more. In short, I lied but he bought it and that was that. It has been my personal carry policy for many, many years. Nobody knows I carry except my wife. FWIW:icon_neutral:
 

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"It's my Insulin Pump."
 

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You should have told him that you were wearing a "wire" because of of your other relatives is a suspected Mafia hit man.
And then said:
Shhhhhhhhhh...Please...don't tell anybody or we'll both be sleeping with the fishes! :rofl:
 

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I'd say........"opps you poked my rib in the wrong place"
 

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QKShooter said:
You should have told him that you were wearing a "wire" because of of your other relatives is a suspected Mafia hit man.
And then said:
Shhhhhhhhhh...Please...don't tell anybody or we'll both be sleeping with the fishes! :rofl:
Ohhhhhhhhhh I like that one QK! :yup: my In-Laws are full blooded Italians
 
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