Concealed carry?

How many of you guys carry? Its quite common where I'm from but how common is it in NYC for example?

Its been on my mind a lot recently after reflecting on the past few years. Thinking of going to a training and seeing how it goes from there.

Thoughts on it?

Edit: Genuinely curious and not meant to be a political discussion.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 8:00am
nyctooexpensive2, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Nov 22, 2022 - 12:09pm
Stonks1990, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I had one issued in CA (fucking nightmare, 18 month + total time & shitloads of money), then got re-issued in VA when I moved here several years ago. I primarily obtained it for self-defense rather than home defense, but in CA you need a permit for pretty much both of those things. When I worked on the operations and CM side of development, I would often be at sites late at night - occasionally alone, and in not-so-great neighborhoods. That walk to your car seems a lot longer then. 

Nowadays, I rarely carry on-person. Where I live simply doesn't require it anymore, and I'm much more aware of my surroundings at all times. I think every person should consider getting one, but determine if you actually need one, and really ask yourself if carrying a weapon with you will make you safer. My CHP is still valid, but I may let it expire whenever I need to renew - I can't recall the last time I had it on my person. 

If you end up getting one, please exercise extreme caution with it and use it as a last resort. This may seem obvious, but improper gun owners give responsible gun owners (99%+ of us) an extremely bad rep when they're idiots and don't understand the implications. Familiarize yourself with local ordinances and regulations, understand your firearm model and specifications, and train. Train hard as shit. A gun does not mean a damn thing if you don't know how to use it - remember the 21-foot rule. If someone has a knife and is less than 21 feet from you, they can sprint to stab you before you have time to respond. 

Not trying to sound like a parental lecture here, but it annoys me more than anything when fellow gun owners don't understand the responsibility they carry (not insinuating this is you). I hope you find success in your journey and learn a few things along the way. It doubles as a fun hobby, too - I try to go to the indoor range near me 2-3 times a month! Best of luck to you and your search. 

Nov 22, 2022 - 1:20pm
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

then got re-issued in VA when I moved here several years ago.

I was surprised how easy it was here, even easier than I thought it'd be

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Nov 22, 2022 - 12:24pm
eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not trying to take a stance, but I'd say it is very uncommon in NYC. I don't know a single person who even owns a gun in NYC, although plenty in other places. A google says about 0.6% of NYers have one, and that includes upstate which is far more red/rural than NYC. NYC is just generally culturally different than places in the south or the west where many people have and carry guns

it's hard to get a permit and even with a permit you can't take it into a number of places (bars, parts of the city like Times Square, they're considering a ban in subways)

Also, in case you do end up having to use it - NY doesn't have stand your ground laws, if you shoot someone without trying to flee you are liable for prosecution


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Nov 22, 2022 - 12:44pm
Rover241, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I do. I think it's just a safety concern for me that our employers and states, cities, etc should allow for. I don't know about you guys, but everyday life is scary. There is a nice park I go to near my house. I do walking exercises. I get very nervous when I see a parked car adjacent to the paths I walk. I always give myself wide berth around the vehicle in case they jump out or the vehicle has IED. Just never know. 

It's a nice area from what I can tell not big crime like big cities. But I am still so careful and hyper vigliant of those around. If they want to try and get me, it won't be easy for them. I imagine many here feel same way correct? Having a legal firearm helps me quell some of these fears but it is not an excuse to let your guard down!

Nov 22, 2022 - 1:16pm
eloquence, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If they have an IED I don't think your firearm will help

also, not judging but is that actually something you worry about in a small town? the jumping out I can see, esp for a woman, but the IED seems very farfetched


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Nov 22, 2022 - 2:03pm
Rover241, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If they have an IED I don't think your firearm will help

also, not judging but is that actually something you worry about in a small town? the jumping out I can see, esp for a woman, but the IED seems very farfetched

A lot of people don't realize how many bad hombres are around them at any given time, even in a nice town like where I live. I walk at this park for exercise and to clear my head, so seeing other people (especially parked cars) makes me nervous and ruins my walk!

The IED is one possibility, albeit unlikely. I'm a man but that doesn't change the fact I could be walking, and someone nearby pulls out a firearm. 

I am former Army SF. I was a little worse emotionally when I finished and was finally home for good, but I have gotten a little more relaxed over time. So yes I am a responsible owner. 

Nov 22, 2022 - 12:53pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No chance this topic will become political. 

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Nov 22, 2022 - 1:13pm
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Nov 22, 2022 - 1:20pm
financeabc, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Responses so far have been non-political besides you commenting how it will become political

Dude, 3 comments have already been removed by mods and we are only in the first inning.

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Nov 22, 2022 - 2:43pm
Frieds, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Well, at a high level, the May Issue states are dealing with the ramifications of a post-Bruen world as we speak. NJ and NY, for example, have introduced laws to make it both extremely costly and difficult to get CCW permits. Case and point, both of these bills have onerous rules on where you can and cannot carry. In NJ's bill, for example, the law is written that you need explicit permission to carry on someone's property as opposed to having been explicitly told that you cannot carry. The example used in the hearings on that bill was the case of someone out walking their dog and the dog goes and shits on the neighbor's lawn. If you were to carry and step on the lawn to clean the shit up, according to the bill, you would be guilty of a Class 3 felony I believe. Even the NJ bill has been ridiculed for its absurdity (read about it here). These cases are being challenged as we speak though, so for the moment, I would argue that it is going to be difficult to actually carry for the next few years as these cases make their way through the courts. 

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Nov 22, 2022 - 2:51pm
Mr Incredible, what's your opinion? Comment below:

NYC has traditionally been a "may issue" jurisdiction. That basically meant that nobody but the extremely wealthy or celebrities could get a CC permit. There was a Supreme Court case about that recently, that ruled it Unconstitutional, but I'm not sure if that has actually resulted in an increased number of permits. That said, I'm sure a lot of buildings ban CC in the city which would make it highly impractical. 

Nov 22, 2022 - 2:51pm
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