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Having ‘The Talk’

No, not the birds and bees with your children, or the inane TV show.

(from the USCCA and Kevin Michalowski)

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Sooner or later you will have to talk to your non-gun-owning friends about why you carry. You might be asked not to carry at someone’s house. Or you might be grilled on gun safety at your house when people come to visit. I can’t give you the exact words; they are your friends, not mine. But understand that…

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SO…it’s NOT just about Safety.

It’s about rights, and protection, and so much more.

There have been a few places I’ve chosen to not carry, and not by government edict, either.  It’s been about respect, perceived security, and sometimes plain ol’ convenience.

But sometimes having a civil Talk is just what seems appropriate.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Having ‘The Talk’

  1. Having been a shooter since age 6, I’ve had to have that talk with certain people. Repeatedly, in some cases. And after 55 years of explaining, I just opt to avoid places where the talk is necessary. In the very few cases in Alaska where a “no weapons allowed” sign is posted at an entrance, I just get back in my truck and go elsewhere.

    I no longer feel the need to explain why I use a particular tool; nobody’s business but my own.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 25, 2016, 8:36 am
  2. Concur with Rev… And thankful I’m now out of VA and it TX!!!

    Posted by OldNFO | March 25, 2016, 2:22 pm

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