Those type of laws are terrible for everyone.
Not for criminals
Kalifornia has stricter rules for its residents
who don’t have a CCW permit.
Years ago when I first started carrying, my wife would say, “why are you doing that? You know we’re only going food shopping.” Now she says, “you’re carrying, aren’t you.” Still,can’t get her to pat me down either.
Dude with my lady it’s not a problem either way, but she also has not noticed yet. If she has she hasn’t said anything. I think she’s a keeper.
When I leave the house my wife always asks me if I have my wallet, phone, glasses, keys, gun, and if my safety is on.
I always say yes to the safety even though only one of my guns (P365X) has a gas pedal.
Technically, the gun IS your safety.
Peoples Socialist Republic of Illinois serf here. I ask my wife if she can see my firearm when wearing something different. She doesn’t ever ask if I’m carrying because it is on or next to me all day long. Including when I sleep. As far as posted No Gun stores. Unfortunately my wife gets to the posted door first and is holding it open when I get to it. I don’t know how many times I have unwillingly carried into a posted business. I will comply and leave if asked of course. Our local mall has signs at every door except a hair care store with an outside entrance. It also has a door into the mall ( not posted) that I use to enter the mall. This bypasses the posted doors.
Criminals don’t tend to follow the law.
The other day my good friend that I work with had showed me a new M&P pistol he’d just picked up. Today he and I were walking out to my truck to go grab some lunch, and I asked him if he’d been out shooting the new pistol yet. We got talking about the best places to get ammo and he asked what I shoot the most of. I said .38 special, to which he asked, what do you do with those revolvers, aren’t they too big to carry? I looked at him and said, “don’t you realize I’m carrying one right now, and every time you see me I’ve got one?” He was shocked, and said he’d had no idea. He has a hard time concealing for daily carry in business clothes, so he gave up on true daily carry.
It’s nice to have big, high capacity pistols, but what really matters is what you can effectively carry, every single day, and no one knows. I showed him my EDC rig, including speed strips, and he was like, “wow, I had no idea I was so safe hanging out with you.”
I’m wanting a revolver. My dad left behind a leather holster that a snub nose .357 will fit nicely in. RIP. Thanks for the Sigs, pops!
If your holster was made for the J frame, a modern M60 Smith would fill it nicely. 5 shots of .357.
If it’s for a medium frame, the M19 is available with a snubby barrel and is a true classic.
You can’t go wrong with a Smith & Wesson revolver.
In today’s world, every part of town is a bad part of town.
You’re concealing good but you are are less of an effective unit when you may face a situation that would be best handled by 2 than one. Your wife should be carrying too. I agree if she is no more aware of where or if you are carrying but if you both were two is better than one.
Thanks. It’s warm here and I like the breeze.
Welcome to the community @Michael1766
That is a good ideal but many people just aren’t willing to make that commitment or wired/suited to the task.
In wildlife studies it has been observed that only 10 to 20% of the animals in a herd are vigilant to outside threats. The rest of the herd just focuses on eating and relies on noticing that the vigilant animals have started to run away as their cue that they better run as well. This is probably a good balance as the eaters ensure their personal health by taking in all the nutrients they need while the vigilant members sacrifice some of their personal health for the good of the heard.
I suspect the percentage in humans is pretty similar. Only a small portion of us are wired to keep our eyes out for trouble and immediately deal with it when it comes. The rest of the herd has to hope they are near some vigilant ones when trouble comes their way. That’s not to say the rest aren’t willing or can’t be trained to defend themselves in a pinch. But it does mean they will likely be unwilling to worry about it until they find themselves cornered by a pack of predators.
Unfortunately some of the ultra focused feeders in our herd want to pretend threats don’t exist. They would rather disarm the vigilant herd members than be reminded by there presence that threats actually do exist in the world. Then when trouble comes their way they wonder why there is no one there to save them.
Being a trauma nurse, she fixes bullet holes, doesn’t make them. She’s so dreamy!
On the rare occasion that I can get my wife to the range she actually can make some very effective holes in the targets and has some fun doing it. But she just isn’t into it on a daily basis, especially the self defense aspects.
But she is hard worker and expert gardner so she significantly aids in keeping the pantry full. Everyone has their talents it’s best to let people find them and focus on them instead of forcing people to do things they don’t have a skill for or just don’t want to do.