Hey guys. I'm somewhat new around here, been reading for quite sometime, but not posted much. I wanted some opinions on a situation. I've got a buddy who I thought I knew pretty well. He is a big hunter, has a pistol license but doesn't carry. He's the "I have guns for hunting" kind of guy. I usually go to a weekly event at a local restaurant/sports bar with my wife, him, and a couple other people that are more of acquaintances than friends. Recently he's been making a big and somewhat uncomfortably loud deal over my concealed carry, since he found out I had one. Yes, I have all the proper licensing and permits etc, and am breaking no laws or statutes. I'm not sure why all of a sudden he feels the need to even mention it. I usually try to change the subject or ask him to lower his voice. Today he sends me a message asking essentially stating, if you want to continue to join us, please leave your concealed at home. I asked him why he felt that way (perhaps i had said something or there was a misunderstanding that made him uncomfortable). His reasoning is "Because it isn't necessary to have at *establishment*. At no point have I ever thought "I don't feel safe and I need my gun". If that was the case, I wouldn't go there anymore". I informed him that I don't carry a concealed firearm because I am scared, I carry it because should a situation arise that requires the defense of my life or those I care about, I want to be prepared to do so. Part of me says to stand on principle. If that's the way he feels I won't join them. I'm perfectly fine to find a new group to attend with or simply go with my wife. My concern is that if I do go with other people that he will make a public deal and be very loud about it. I'm irritated as he has no right to tell me when and where I can carry my firearm when in accordance with state and local law. Am I overreacting and should I just leave it at home and not care? What are your thoughts here guys. I'm interested to hear others opinions on the situation.