Does Carrying A Firearm Stop You From Doing Things That You Would Otherwise Do?
How intrusive is concealed carry for you, if at all? I had a brief discussion with someone while at SHOT Show, and the topic was this; Do we avoid anything in our lives because we carry a firearm?
I said yes, absolutely.
Things I avoid:
- Post Office
- Drinking at bars
- Public bathrooms
It’s rare that I need to go to the post office but when I do, I leave my firearm behind. Fun fact; my Post Office has metal detectors. While they’re not overly sensitive, they’d surly be able to pick up a concealed pistol.
Drinking at bars isn’t a big deal to me. I rarely drink and if I do go to a bar, I don’t actually sit at the bar. In Florida, carrying inside a bar is a legal no-no (subject to interpretation), but I’m rarely there. It’s not really on my radar.
If I can hold it, I’m waiting until I get home verses using a public bathroom for number two. That’s not even a concealed carry thing. That’s just a life thing.
The person that I was having this conversation with, however, had a whole other list of things.
- The gym
- The bank
- Visiting a 4-year-old nephew
- The beach
- Visiting family who does not appreciate firearms
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Source:: Concealed Nation