I’ve had a license to carry a concealed firearm for about 18 years, in all three states I’ve lived in during that time. I haven’t always exercised that option.
But, as I’ve related before, I now carry a gun nearly everywhere I’ve been legally allowed. My reasons for changing are fairly straightforward – it’s my right to do so, and I would rather be carrying a gun and not need it, than need an gun and not have one.
Succinctly, as Tom Givens said once in a training session, we carry a gun because sometimes we may run into someone who needs shooting.
There have been times when my family has noticed that I’m carrying, either because someone hugs my waist (not so much any more), or because some other situation arises. For instance, the other day, we were out running some errands, and by virtue of poor planning, we needed to go to the Post Office in the middle of it all. So, I had to disarm discreetly.
There were times when this kind of action on my part would draw some comments from my wife or kids. But, I’ve noticed that in the past few months, they have come to accept this, and the comments have stopped, for the most part.
So, this phase of my evil plan is succeeding. My family is accepting everyday carry as the norm.
Soon, it will be time to move them toward carrying themselves.
5 thoughts on “Changes in Attitudes, Part 2”
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There are really times that we need to protect ourselves. I think carrying a gun, that is legit and licensed is a good thing.http://www.tumblr.com/blog/ceramicarmor1
Kind off topic, but is that holster an Alessi Talon? I'm a fan myself and carry my Sig 239 in a Talon.If it is, how does it work with that larger/thicker Glock?If it's not a Talon, what is it?Rob
That's my Glock 19 in a Don Hume H715 IWB holster. I find it to be the most comfortable of the 3 IWB holsters I own. Admittedly, the other 2 are not rigid so I'm at the mercy of the gun itself.It occurs to me that some holster reviews are probably in order. I own quite a few and there isn't a duplicate in the bunch,
I'm especially interested in reading a review of that Don Hume holster.Take a look at my Alessi Talon review sometine. I'm curious as to how similiar the two holsters are. (The Talon review is the link on my name).
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