I have anti-gun relatives, mostly on my mother’s side of the family. In their defense, they also loathe my Jeep. Some think that my brother (what with his one-ton diesel truck) and I are demonic. Apparently, two siblings can be the sole causes of global warming because of their cars and guns…or something. I have in-laws that are anti-gun as well but . . .
they usually just avoid my pro-gun Facebook posts while managing to remain my friend. Anyway, I’m planning a trip to Colorado for the holidays. It will include my usual interface with my anti-gun relatives, and a review of a kydex holster for TTAG. Get this: the holster is an outside-the-waistband pancake holster.
Open carry is perfectly legal in Colorado, thank goodness. I don’t have my non-resident permit as of yet, although those plans are in the works. Nonetheless, I need to carry and after a few of my relatives responses to my writing job here at TTAG, I am wondering if I should unintentionally offend them by carrying during Christmas dinner.
After all, they really hated two of my recent articles, Why Gun Sales Skyrocket After A Shooting and Being Fat Is More Likely To Kill You Than A Gun. Not to mention TTAG posted pumpkin carving images. To say they were offended would be like saying that ISIS is intolerant.
What the hell. Not only will I be driving my evil environment-damaging Jeep, I’ll be bringing a loaded (!) gun with me – and my recent AR build to show my father. I’m looking forward to my [immediate] family’s tradition of destroying clays with shotguns. I can’t wait to watch my father help my daughter shoot her BB gun. And Christmas dinner will be at my parents’ home. My father, my brother, and my husband will be carrying – although they can all conceal.
I didn’t know some of my relatives were so easily offended by the thought of freedom until I started being a vocal gun rights activist – well, more so than I already was anyway. Even if my gun isn’t a learning experience for them, it was – and is – for me. That’s the important thing, yes?