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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Carry Purse Comment
    Gregory Morris, 12/17/07 9:27:53 am
    Ahab asks a question about holster fashion.

    That reminded me about something my darling wife found on one of her numerous shopping expeditions:
    Guns And Hearts Tote Bag at Torrid.

    Sure, its kinda silly looking (IMHO), but the reason she bought it is because it actually has a zippered carry pocket, just like the fancy expensive ones they sell over at Coronado Leather. Oh, she also thought it was "cute". *shrug* Granted this one is a little flimsy, and not as well built as Coronado products, but I thought it was cool that she found this in a store at the mall. Apparently the girl working checkout also thought the "gun pocket" was cool.

    Of course, they call it a "cell phone pocket"...

    My question for the bleg-o-sphere is, do you think it is a good idea to carry a gun in a purse that has guns printed on the side? I think irony is obvious and somewhat amusing, but irony doesn't help with self defense at all.

    [Comments are closed after a month.]

    Re: Carry Purse
    Breda, 12/17/07 12:50:01 pm
    I don't think it's a good idea to carry in a purse at all. Purses can be snatched away, lost, forgotten, left on the other side of the room...
    Re: Carry Purse
    Gregory Morris, 12/17/07 1:03:06 pm
    I tend to agree with that sentiment... but there are instances where on-body carry isn't really a possibility. I wouldn't suggest a purse as a primary carry method, but it isn't a terrible idea so long as you keep your purse on your person at all times.

    In Florida, and probably in other states as well, the law is that your firearm must be concealed "on or about your person". That means that not only would it be stupid to leave your purse somewhere, but also illegal. If you do carry in your purse, it should be a conscious decision, and you should remain conscious of it while carrying.
    Re: Carry Purse
    Bethany Morris, 12/17/07 2:02:18 pm
    My purse is an extension of my body. It would be like leaving my leg somewhere. I'm also so paranoid that if i happened to be anywhere i was carrying in my purse and was walking near people and nervous about something potentially happening, I'd probably have my hand in the pocket the whole time. I bought it cause it was cute, just a bonus that it had a big conceal pocket. My shotgun doesn't fit in there anyway. Yeah, that's right. I wish I could carry a shot gun.
    Re: Carry Purse
    Breda, 12/17/07 4:54:41 pm
    I think the purse is cute too! I'd buy it just to have it.
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