Back in February I wrote a post about being “out” as a gun owner, and how it’s been pretty awesome for me. Late last week a friend told me that I should introduce myself to a new guy at work, just saying “You guys would probably get along really well.”
Being the “out” gun guy/gunblogger at work, that comment could only mean one thing: new guy likes guns.
Today we crossed paths, and I grabbed him and said “So-and-so said I should talk to you, he said we’d get along really well.”
After a short, awkward pause, I said “I’m told you like guns.”
He lit up like a Christmas tree, and we spent my entire lunch break talking shop. He recently moved here from New York, and is one of the few that have a NY concealed handgun permit. Not only that, but he even has a non-resident permit from another state so he can carry in more places. He’s a bonafide gun guy.
If I wasn’t out as the gun guy, we probably wouldn’t have ever had this conversation.
Are you out? What are your reasons for being out or not being out?