Browsing the CCW subreddit, you’ll find many great stories from fellow concealed carriers. One story in particular stood out, because I’ve been there.
When we are law-abiding, we sacrifice our safety and it forces us to make necessary adjustments to what we’re doing throughout our day. Necessary to stay law-abiding, that is.
As a perfect example of this, take a look at the story below:
Took my mom to a Blackhawks game last night. First time I’ve been to the United Center since last season. They’ve installed walk-through metal detectors since last time I was there. I had removed my gun and secured it in my vehicle because I know concealed carry isn’t legal in the stadium, but I was still wearing my empty Alien Gear 3.0 holster because removing it in the car is a royal pain in the ass. It set off the metal detector.
“What’s this right here?”
“Thats a holster. There’s no weapon in it.” Lifts shirt to show that it’s empty
“It’s a pain to take on and off.”
“Where’s the gun?”
“In my car.”
“Are you sure?”
The only thing I would have done differently; not telling the staff member that my firearm was in my car. Instead, “It’s in a safe place, unable to come to my aid should I need it because of a law that hinders my ability to protect myself inside your stadium.”