Dress Around the Gun

I’m glad to see other people speaking out against “Dress around the Gun.” Most of the time in the summer I’m pocket carrying a Ruger LCP with a Mitch Rosen Pocket Softy. Not because I think it’s ideal, but because the alternative would be not carrying a firearm. I don’t have the option of dressing like a hobo a lot of times.

I’ve been meaning to upgrade to a newer generation pocket pistol, like S&W’s Bodyguard, but I’ve been chronically short on disposable (well, really disposable) income for several years now. I’m happy to see Ruger fixed a lot of the problems with the LCP, such that it’s not just a P-3AT with better fit and finish. Competition is a wondrous thing.

In Hawaii, I shed the gun (not legal to carry in HI), spray, knife (legal in HI, but illegal in carry-ons), and bagged my flashlight instead of carrying it in my pocket. It was amazing how well my pants stayed up!

4 thoughts on “Dress Around the Gun”

  1. They first started by banning the carry-on of blades with the additional saw edge, around ’98-99. It was termed an “intimidating blade”, or some such horseshit. The fact that a Gerber multi-tool with a straight blade and a full saw blade was ok, but a mixed edge was not, showed the idiocy of that.

    That blade ban sure helped a lot on Flight93. /sarq

    1. The 2A is about “arms,” which means it is not limited to guns (in theory). In practice, it will take at least another generation, if even then…

  2. Sounds like a nice idea, but until I get a nonresident IL CCW it ain’t gonna happen.

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