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    If One Person Knows, Everyone Knows

    I was helping a friend from church move a piano yesterday and the subject of guns and carrying in church came up. Long story short I mentioned that there were a few people in our church that had come up and given me a hug and put their hands right on my gun.
    Because of this I assumed that they knew I carried.

    Well, during the conversation my friend mentioned that one of our praise team members who had been one of the people Iíd mentioned didnít know because he had asked her if she was aware and she had responded that she had no clue.

    The point to this story is that once you tell anyone you carry you have no control over who gets the information.

    I know some are going to say I should tell the guy to shut up but the fact is itís too late and I donít think heíd get it anyway. Heís a nice guy but he just doesnít get it.

    There is another guy who carries that works at the church w/ my friend. This guyís concealment is (to put it generously) minimal and the first time my friend noticed his gun he reach out and grabbed it and asked ďis this what I think it is?Ē The friend doesnít get that he crossed a huge line doing that so he certainly isnít going to get the concept that concealed means we donít talk about it to random church members
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    A couple of people know at the church I attend, but it isnt a problem. But it is a rural church and most if not all of the people in the area own guns. However It would be hard to see when I carry, as its a NAA 22 magnum and easy to conceal. I dont advertise as it might be a problem to a future attendee. I have a scientific term to describe people who are scared of guns, 'GUNAPHOBIC'.

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    The same with family. My father found out I carry during our Christmas visit a few years ago. At the big family gathering a few days later he told my Aunts and Uncles that I carry and probably had it on me at the time. I hadn't thought to tell him not to mention it. I did talk to him afterwards and hopefully he hasn't told anyone else. Remember, if a secret is known by more than 1 person it is no longer a secret.

    YMOS,
    Tony
    "Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready."
    Teddy Roosevelt May 13, 1903

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    I was very fortunate that a guy I knew at church came up, shook my hand and gave me a pat on the spot where I normally carry. I had went shooting with this guy before, but he didn't know about the pocket gun I had at the time. Then he stated that someone said I carried. I just looked at him and said, "At church? Are you nuts? I believe that is illegal." I asked him in a nice way to see who told him that. Turns out the guy talked to a mutual friend on the security team. A separate discussion ensued a few minutes after church. UGGGH.

    Psalm 82:3-5

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    Truthfully, carrying at church should not be the problem that it seems to be. The major problem I see often is the reaction
    from Church members when they find out that you do carry in church. My major problems are those that suffer from "gunaphobia."
    "FIRE IN THE HOLE"

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    carrying at church

    Seems there are many shootings in churches. Not from members, but other unstable people who just walk in off the street and start shooting. So there should be several trained CC's in the churches. If worried about pass throughs and other people, (always a consideration). Then use "Defrangibles"

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    It's a bit of a catch 22:
    Being open and educational about firearms can take away from the concealed aspect of carrying. Sometimes there's only so many ways to "test the water" before starting discussion, let alone who may be listening to the discussion that isn't part of it. Based on this, I find being quieter is better.

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    When I first started thinking of acquiring a firearm one of the first things I did was ask my friends and acquaintances on Facebook if any of them had a gun and what did they recommend. I got the usual responses. Get a Glock, no, an XD, no, 1911, etc. It was, as you can imagine, quite a spirited discussion for a few days. Until one day another friend sent me a private message emphasizing that now everyone on my Facebook knew I was interested in getting a gun and carrying it. Including any of my many employers who might also be on my friends list. And they might not be so happy to know that I might be carrying. So, I did as suggested and deleted that posting. But, one of those guys still openly posts messages to me asking if I am going to the next gun show or whatever.

    I have learned to be a little more discreet. I guess, technically, I shouldn't even let anyone here or in any of the other gun forums know either. Who knows, how easy would it be for someone from the government to come in and start checking posts and profiles to see who has what and what their mindset is about the government? I see signature lines all the time that tell just about every weapon that person has. Or how about all those EDC posts where people show photos of their daily carry?


    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    Long story short I mentioned that there were a few people in our church that had come up and given me a hug and put their hands right on my gun.
    I'm assuming you were returning the hug at the time, which means their paws were alot closer to your weapon than your paws were to your weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    I'm assuming you were returning the hug at the time, which means their paws were alot closer to your weapon than your paws were to your weapon.
    First , long time no see nice to see you again.

    Second these were all people I had known for years and I was in one of the few places where I feel safe in letting my guard down.

    It's not like they were random strangers that were just putting their hands on me
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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