MikeB302000’s got some new bloggers at his place. Laci The Dog (her handle not mine) pens a post that adopts the Miss Manners—sorry “Ms” Manners format. The fictional correspondent seeking guidance wants to know how to handle a dinner guest who reveals that he’s carrying a concealed firearms and proceeds to brandish same with his finger on the trigger (because most people who pack have piss-poor trigger control, obviously). Laci’s response is most illuminating, psychologically speaking. “Even if footpads and highway robbers were active in your area, the fact that he entered armed into your house sends a seriously disturbing message about his deep down feelings toward you and your husband . . .
If anything, you may wish to either arm yourselves, or just not bother inviting this person to your house in future. The fact that he feels the need for a deadly weapon in your presence shows that he is probably not someone you should truly consider a friend.
In future, tell them to check the weapon at the door or just not come over if they value your friendship.