Reader Christopher B. writes:
I am a devoted TTAG reader. Your site has had more influence than any other person or media source in transitioning my position on firearms from: OLD – “Yay guns, but whatever. Oh, there are rights that go with those?”…to… NOW – “Get your damned, dirty ape hands off my natural rights! Now, where can I find me some more magazines for my FNAR?” So, thank you for all the enlightenment. Now, my question: I home carry. I also live in Texas where a month or more of 100+ high temperatures can be a carry-complicating way of life. Like many in these parts, I have a pool and enjoy using it with my family, temperatures permitting . . .
However, that presents problems in that, around younger swimmers (many of whom may be friends or family from the neighborhood or afar), a loaded firearm on the patio table is far too much of an obvious, attractive nuisance for me to stomach. I do not much care for the idea of an exception to the home-carry mandate, but I would be interested to hear what other home-carriers do under those circumstances. Leave it inside altogether? Back-yard speed safe? I’m open to suggestions.