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Old 10-09-2012, 05:06   #41
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Considering my Facebook page says I am a NRA instructor and a rifle coach everyone who can see it can make a pretty easy assumption that I carry.

I find it rather ironic that someone who makes a living as a gun writer would tell everyone else that concealed means concealed don't tell anyone you carry. That's hypocrisy right there.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:14   #42
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I think the OP is over reacting, even to the point of having him delete his post quickly?

Who cares? It's like a 25 year old saying he is having drinks tonight at dinner. OMG, what if a cop sees that and starts following him?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:52   #43
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It's a big whoopdeedooo about nothing.

As several others have stated, you post on GT (social media) and they post on FB......not a lot of difference and on FB only the people you have befriended can see it, or those who stumble onto your page, which they would have to be looking for it. At GT, I just go to a thread and see who says "concealed means concealed" to give me a good idea of who carrys.

Since I OC some, many people that know me assume I may be carrying if it's not visible.




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Old 10-09-2012, 07:28   #44
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People make too big of a deal about the concealed means concealed. I think it makes them feel like James Bond. Some people are so paranoid that they won't tell their wife they carry. I think those people need some serious help.


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This.

Even not letting friends know? You're just setting yourself up for awkward moments. To each their own though. I guess if the OP wants to come across as an arrogant mall ninja, thinking the world is out to get him, then by all means!

This is also why stereo-types like such exist in the gun community.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:44   #45
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I think that everyone I am close friends with knows I carry. I'm an LEO, but that doesnt change the game. Nowadays people are so wrapped up in their iPhone that they won't have a clue. I've never had an awkward moment I couldn't think my way out of. The 2nd rule of CCW CLUB is think on your feet. Evade detection.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:01   #46
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How is this stupid? Shake your head in disbelief? All he said was he was going to a concealed carry class. Who cares? Are you in the D.C. area or anywhere in Illinois? That's the only thing I could think of where it'd be stupid to advertise anything about carrying handguns.

Not everyone cares about concealment like you, we don't all pretend to be Jason Bourne...
I don't pretend to be anyone. I just think advertising it is stupid. Others disagree. No need to be try to be insulting about it...obviously it struck a nerve with you, since you chose to end your little rant with an wise crack and a . Glad you could entertain yourself.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:30   #47
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I'm a "gun guy". I shoot Cowboy Action and promote shooting sports and oc or concealed carry all the time. I'm not ashamed of my ideas or am afraid to support them. If friends or acquaintances have issues, that's their problem. Come out of the closet and share what you believe or live with the sheep.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:24   #48
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I may "live with the sheep" in your perception, but I protect my own and I refuse to go down without a fight. My friends and family know what I'm about.

But the general population doesn't, and it's none of their business. That's the point of it, see? I don't want to advertise; I want to blend in. I would rather an attacker be unaware of my presence until he has a gaping chest wound to think about. Then he'll know I was carrying.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:30   #49
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I may "live with the sheep" in your perception, but I protect my own and I refuse to go down without a fight. My friends and family know what I'm about.

But the general population doesn't, and it's none of their business. That's the point of it, see? I don't want to advertise; I want to blend in. I would rather an attacker be unaware of my presence until he has a gaping chest wound to think about. Then he'll know I was carrying.
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Old 10-09-2012, 15:55   #50
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I don't pretend to be anyone. I just think advertising it is stupid. Others disagree. No need to be try to be insulting about it...obviously it struck a nerve with you, since you chose to end your little rant with an wise crack and a . Glad you could entertain yourself.
Look at the title of your thread. It's o.k. for you to be insulting, but not people who disagree with you.

Not to be insulting, but isn't that hypocritical?
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Old 10-10-2012, 13:22   #51
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Yes. Yes it is. Thank you for noticing; I hoped someone would be paying attention.
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Old 10-10-2012, 14:14   #52
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A friend of mine, bless his heart, is nice as can be...but is as dumb as a post. He posted on facebook that he and his girlfriend were on their way to their concealed carry class!


I sent him a private message advising him against it (told him "concealed means concealed!"), but since he was on his phone rather than at a PC, he had no way to delete it. As I said, he is a super nice guy, but he is always doing things that cause me to shake my head in disbelief...
Maybe he's not ridculously paranoid. If that's the case, he probably thinks you're a tinfoil hatted nut.

What a strange attitude about guns. It seems to be mainly among people who didn't grow up with guns and got their first one as an adult. It's like you still view them as something mysterious and forbidden. I don't get you guys at all.
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Old 10-10-2012, 15:37   #53
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I am OK with that.
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Old 10-10-2012, 21:48   #54
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are we ready to move on yet.....who cares what anyone else does
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Old 10-12-2012, 14:38   #55
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I don't make a point of telling everyone or anyone in particular that I CCW. However, I don't hide it, either. If it comes up in conversation, I have no problem promoting the 2nd Amendment.

Here's an interesting observation that I've made MANY times. When I've told folks that I am licensed to carry concealed, almost ALL of them will say something like, "But, you don't actually carry, do you?" or "So, do you just carry when you go to a bad neighborhood?" or "So, do you just keep it in the car?"

So, a lot of people assume you don't carry even if licensed to do so. Go figure.

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:52   #56
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Maybe I should cancel my order for this then?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:19   #57
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I don't care anymore. If someone I know asks me about it I'll tell them straight if I'm carrying or not, I have no reason to hide that I own and carry firearms.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:27   #58
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I OC all the time during the warm months so I really don't much give a crap about anyone knowing. In fact when the wife and I take our evening walks around the neighborhood I OC, so I don't think there are too many people that don't know I carry.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:52   #59
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Maybe I should cancel my order for this then?
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Man, you're really gonna lose it when his CCW starter kit comes in the mail...

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