(Closed) Any Bees carry a concealed handgun?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@moose91:  also planning on getting my license soon.  Dh and I have both planned to do it for a while, but now that we are all finished with wedding planning and moving and he starts med school, we’re going to take the time to do it.  It’s really important to me to have my CCL because my future with DH means lots of long nights alone while he is on call or away at the hospital.  I love my labrador, but i think he’d sell me out to a rapist or a murderer for a pat on the head…

ETA: I worked with a woman who had her CCL after almost being a victim of rape in college.  She and her husband both kept guns in their cars.  I think she kept two smallish ones in her car, one usually in her purse if she wasn’t in the building at work (i think).

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would venture to say that the disclosure of such information on a very public message board would not be the wisest decision. Advertising the presence of weapons in your home and on your person would not be the smartest choice one could make.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I do. My husband and I are HUGE gun rights supporters. We have several guns (rifles, pistols, revolvers–not here at our duty station– back home in a huge gun safe), but the gun I carry is a Ruger LC9. Very lightweight and compact and very little recoil. Perfect self-defense gun. Fits in pretty much any purse and also fits nicely on the elastic waistband holster that I sometimes wear. My husband carries the Ruger LCR in his pocket. Great, very reliable guns. We carry for protection. You never know when something crazy will happen and we always want to be prepared to save our lives and/or the lives of others. We are in a military community and unfortunately, most communities surrounding Army bases are very high in crime, so it’s especially important (while stationed here) to always have our guns on us. There are fatal shootings/stabbings/beatings all the time here that could have been prevented if the victims would have had a gun to protect themselves. We carry in every state we visit that allows it, also. You just never know. We are also members of the NRA and fight hard for our 2nd ammendment rights that are slowly being diminished and taken away from us. I’m a firm believer that EVERY woman should know how to safely operate and carry a gun. Sorry if I sound preachy, but this is one of the things I am very passionate about. Shooting at the range is also one of my husband’s and my favorite things to do together. 🙂 My favorite pistol of all-time (but is too large to carry for most women, unless you have a large purse) is the Springfield XD .45, full service model. It is almost completely indestructible (they have youtube videos on all the things they have done to it and it still shoots perfectly!), has very little to no recoil and with a caliber like a .45, you don’t have to worry if you’ll really be able to disable someone who is trying to hurt you. I hope to God that I never have to use my guns in self-defense, but I sleep a lot better at night (especially while my husband is out in the field, in training or deployed) knowing that I’m a very accurate shot and I’ll be damned if I’m a victim! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I carry a Reuger LCP in my car, when I get my CHL I will probably carry it in my purse instead.

@lovekiss:  I don’t see an issue with it, we’re not talking about anything illegal here.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@llm1210:  LOVE going to the range… talk about a stress reliever!! 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Nope, it’s illegal in Chicago. Thank goodness. I dont see the point. Research shows that most people, in a time of crisis, wouldn’t be able to use it correctly or at all when actually needed.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i dont but i want to get my license

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@MrsPom:  It’s not a legality issue. It’s a personal safety issue. You never know who is reading these things. Think about all of the little fragments of identity that we all leave scattered across this board and others. Persec, that’s all. 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@lovekiss:  I agree, I would keep it to myslef.  

I think guns are ok to a point, and going the range is fun but not sure why you really feel you need to walk around with it in your purse or on your hip… can cause a lot more problems that way, unles of course you are a cop, but then its not concealed!  

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@moose91:  The first rule of persec that I was always taught is to avoid situations if possible. I’d venture to say that advertising ones status one way or the other on the interwebz isn’t helping that goal. But clearly you and I have different perspectives, and that’s peachy with me. My only hope was to encourage others to think twice before divulging their own personal status on the internet.

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