Some day (in the next five years, I hope), I'll be able to live somewhere where I'm not considered a criminal for carrying a gun outside my home for self defense.
For example, I am contemplating changing one of my long held tenants regarding Firearm Weapons Carry.
In the past, I would surrender my carry weapon to my wife or leave it secured in my vehicle if we were out to eat and I planned to have even one alcoholic beverage.
But lately, I am thinking that this might not be prudent, should a need arise to defend me or mine.
What say you?
It's illegal in WA state to carry a firearm into a bar also - even the bar area of restaurants (where I said I had sat to eat). Don't see don't tell...Know your state laws. In SC it is illegal to carry a gun into a bar. It is illegal to carry a gun if you are consuming alcohol. It is illegal to discharge a firearm while under the influence of alcohol even on your own property.
A good tactical choice and you will also save money drinking at home. I think back about all the money I spent drinking in bars in my lifetime, and it causes me to think.Good answers all! I've thought about it extensively since I started this thread and came to my answer as Mrs S and I met Son 1 and DIL 1 for lunch.
I was carrying my Springfield 1911 Range Officer. No alcohol for me even though I thought about a beer with lunch. I've made the firm decision to not have any alcohol while out and limit my alcohol to home use only. I believe that to the most wise decision when carrying.
I made it myself quite a while back, uses a pengun type striker system.A 410 shotgun cane??? Got a link or identifying info? This sounds like something I definitely am interested in.
Welcome From Farmington. I often have to visit the Alb area, and when I do, its a M&P 9 tucked into the seatsplit, and on my hip everytime I step out of the truck.Current events (china flu, civil unrest, etc.) haven't changed anything I do, but events over the last decade have. The massive influx of east and west coast fruitcakes into this area has really polarized the population. I don't need more guns because there are more fruitcakes but the chance of needing to use what I already carry has gone way up.
Deebs,Welcome From Farmington. I often have to visit the Alb area, and when I do, its a M&P 9 tucked into the seatsplit, and on my hip everytime I step out of the truck.
I wonder what started this thread?
I have been thinking a lot lately, and after Wed, 1-6-2021, I will probably keep a firearm on a necklace, one in each pocket, and two on my hip.
Hell, I may start carrying my Pardner 12 gauge pump on a sling,
If Deebo is out of his fence, he will be fully loaded.
I keep an M&P 9mm in the center console of my truck as a back up but have recently been thinking about keeping the 870 in the truck as well. Again, my area of Texas is pretty good, especially my county and the surrounding towns, but you never know. I may need another 870 for the house if I put one in the truck.I never leave the house without a gun in my pocket, even to go out to the mailbox on the road.
There are always two .357 magnums in the truck.
Since a few weeks before the election, when things started to get crazy, I now have a 12 ga pump loaded with OO buck on the back floorboard of my crew cab. With 5 extras in a butt cuff and another box of 5 right on the floor.
This is Florida, completely legal to be armed this way.
I put a M870 12 ga. in my trunk in Charlotte and that was over 20 years ago. I was driving a cab, and I carried my .45 in a cross draw. I ended in some spooky places while I was driving, so I upped my artillery.I keep an M&P 9mm in the center console of my truck as a back up but have recently been thinking about keeping the 870 in the truck as well. Again, my area of Texas is pretty good, especially my county and the surrounding towns, but you never know. I may need another 870 for the house if I put one in the truck.