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    Do you carry 24/7

    Just wondering how often people carry. Do you carry 24/7, meaning every waking moment, around the house, in your yard, etc. Or only when you leave your property?

    I ask thinking of a home invasion. Wouldn't you want your gun at your side, and not locked in a safe at the other end of the house?

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    98 percent of the time. Around the house when dressed I have a gun on, the other times there is one near by.

    There are time when in gun free zones that one can not carry. Flying, schools ect that one can't.

    But as much as I can I have one.

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    100% of the time I am physically and legally able.

    For me the times I consider physically unable are in the shower,...hmm I was going to make a list but I guess that's really it.
    For me the legally unable time are mainly when I'm forced to travel travel to Maryland, or to pick up the kid from school.

    Yes I consider my self OCing when sleeping. When I go to bed I take off my holster and put it away. Then I open the small "night stand" safe and slide that gun out onto the door exactly my arms length away while sleeping.
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    Do you carry 24/7

    Whenever and wherever I can. 100% of home invasions happen at home...
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    Thanks for the responses. I figured carrying all the time was the most logical thing to do.

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    You all are probably aware that we have had a great rash of "home invasions" in Washington State. Yes, all home invasions happen at home. Will I have enough time to get to my weapon?? Yes, I will, because it is always by my side.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    You all are probably aware that we have had a great rash of "home invasions" in Washington State. Yes, all home invasions happen at home. Will I have enough time to get to my weapon?? Yes, I will, because it is always by my side.

    I pity the fool who breaks into your home.........no I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner
    I pity the fool who breaks into your home... no I don't.
    Cause of death: acute failure of the victim selection process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Cause of death: acute failure of the victim selection process.
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    Ha. Awesome.
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    I would say I carry about 80% of the time that I'm legally able to. That other 20% is around the house and either I'm simply walking around in clothing not suitable for carrying, or I left my gun at the computer desk (taken off because it digs into my waist when sitting) and got up to take care of something. When I leave the house I carry 100% when legally able.

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    It goes on with the pants in the morning, comes off with the pants at night, and when off at home, it is usually within easy reach. There are a few places I don't carry, and then it is locked in a safe in the vehicle.

    As others have stated, 100% of home invasions occur in the home.


    Random thought: I wonder if the State of Washington considers my riding lawn mower as vehicle carry?
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    RCW 9.41.050
    Carrying firearms.

    (1)(a) Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol.

    wouldn't matter until you hit teh property line or a public road.

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    I'm 19, and my State (Washington) prohibits carry by people under 21 unless an exception under RCW 9.41.060 allows it (basically if i'm at home or work or in the forest hiking or fishing or something like that). So I only carry when I'm at home or hiking. once I turn 21 I will probably be carrying about 90% of the time, but I also plan on getting a CPL. I suppose it really depends upon the firearm(s) I have. If I can buy a smaller pistol like a glock 19 or a para ordnance carry-9 I'd carry concealed. since my only pistol right now is a S&W Model 10, if I turn 21 and don't buy another pistol I'd OC because it's not even worth it to try to conceal a duty size revolver with a 5'' barrel
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    Although I do carry an empty holster in public as a protest sometimes. I've almost thought about buying one of those blue rubber training dummies so I can come to OC events and look like a dork....
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    It is on my hip or in my waistband. In the shower or in bed it is within arms reach. I have CC'ed in "Gun Free" areas, I know it is wrong but have come to the conclusion that I would rather risk a misdemeanor than the safety of myself and my family.

    Before I am criticized for carrying in no weapons areas, I also, speed, roll thru stop signs, ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpgnc64 View Post
    It is on my hip or in my waistband. In the shower or in bed it is within arms reach. I have CC'ed in "Gun Free" areas, I know it is wrong but have come to the conclusion that I would rather risk a misdemeanor than the safety of myself and my family.

    Before I am criticized for carrying in no weapons areas, I also, speed, roll thru stop signs, ect.
    not to be a A****** but "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law", even worse in a court of public opinion. Your statement implies an admission of guilt. As this is a public forum have no doubt that they (the lawmen) will have no problem getting such statement admitted into court.
    Last edited by Frantic84; 08-18-2012 at 12:59 PM.
    remove handgun registration in Clark County,NV

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    I do understand and appreciate the info, I'm a big boy and can handle a $50 fine. As for the lawmen, I think they may have bigger fish to fry.

    Don't get me wrong, I know you are just looking out for me and others who may not be informed.

    My truck has been broken into a few times and I am glad I did'nt leave my firearm in it for some lowlife to use on some unsuspecting law abiding citizens.

    I have carried a firearm in over 25 countries, I am well versed in this countrys laws as well as the ones I have worked in.

    New rules in Afghanistan are to carry a loaded weapon. The rule in Iraq was to carry them unloaded, but all the guys I knew had a least a round in the chamber and no mag in the well. Against the rules, Yes, But still the safer thing to do.

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    all the time.whenever im driving, shopping, walking down the street, or relaxing at home i got my ruger sr9 at my side. when i sleep, its at arms length next to the bed. I try not to go places where i cant carry but sometimes you got to.

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    Re: Do you carry 24/7

    I carry at all times where it is legal to do so.

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    I carry wherever it is legal to do, never leave home without her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    Whenever and wherever I can. 100% of home invasions happen at home...
    LMAO That's probably true. lol
    A lady friend once argued that a lot of gun owners that are victims of a crime end up getting killed with their own weapons. That's absurd! If some criminal is going to kill me with my own gun, they're going to have to beat me to death with it, because it's going to be empty by the time they get to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoobee View Post
    Not just every waking moment, but also every sleeping moment the 45ACP is under the pillow, and the doors are duly barricated, and the windows are dowelled shut.

    Leave your gun on your nightstand and it immediately belongs to a burglar.

    Lock it inside a safe and the home invasion gang owns them, and will force you to open it for them before you can open it yourself.

    It is also a very good idea to have a temperamental chihuahua who can alert you to someone's presence outside whom you otherwise could not hear. These little dogs are the best guard dogs on this Earth.
    my skittish hound dog would like to have a word with you about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    my skittish hound dog would like to have a word with you about that.
    Actually, I think my Bella and Nathan may want to chime in on both of you..











    I also have another, rather unique, "alarm/early-warning" system as well. Peacocks. Over 50 of them as of the lastest batch of chics that have hatched..



    They make quiet a racket when/if someone not from around here approaches. You cant get within an 1/4th of a mile without them letting me know you are on the way..




    As to the carry- Everywhere legal to do so (and CC where not always "legal" to do so), and at all other times OC 24/7.
    Since I am at home 95+% of the time, the 845 is always open on the hip/shoulder rigs (attire-dependant) and the 870 is always within 1 or 2 steps or arms-length.
    Last edited by j4l; 08-26-2012 at 09:23 AM.

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    To the OP, yes/no. It may not always be physically be on me in my house or apartment, but one firearm is always within reach. Whether it be on the coffee table by my recliner, no the bathroom shelf while sh!tting and showering, or the AR leaning against my bed. The only time I disarm and don't have one within reach is when going on campus.

    Quote Originally Posted by mpgnc64 View Post
    It is on my hip or in my waistband. In the shower or in bed it is within arms reach. I have CC'ed in "Gun Free" areas, I know it is wrong but have come to the conclusion that I would rather risk a misdemeanor than the safety of myself and my family.

    Before I am criticized for carrying in no weapons areas, I also, speed, roll thru stop signs, ect.
    I'm with you on this. Luckily, in MO, carrying on property marked as a GFZ is not considered criminal, and you will only be asked to leave and disarm. If you refuse to leave, then they can bust you on trespassing, but not weapons charges.

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    Yes, I carry 24/7. At the end of my day I take off whatever I am carrying, place it in the safe, and pull whatever firearm I will be sleeping with out. I never go without my firearm either on my person, or within 1 or 2 feet.
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