We talk often about concealed carry everywhere else, but at home. Many of us have families, children, which begs the question of “Should I carry at home?” Well, let’s look at it from this point of view: where are the most important people with you for the most amount of time? Typical answer is: at home. So, out of all the places you go, why wouldn’t you want to carry in that place?
Many of you have misgivings about carrying around your children, some ask “what if I’m playing with my kids and my gun falls out on the floor?” Well, if you’re gun ends up on the floor while you’re rolling around playing with your kids, then you need to reevaluate your holster options. The most secure place from your kids are in a safe (which I understand is an only option for some of you) or on your person.
But I want to talk about two of the most vulnerable times—sleeping and showering.
Go ahead and get the laughing out because, yes, we’re talking about concealed carry in the shower. Or simply in the bathroom.
A few years ago, I was sharing an off-campus apartment with a roommate that kept a small two-shot Derringer in a cigar box on the back of the toilet. Seriously. “Because if someone is stupid enough to attack me in the shower, I have no pity for them.” Or something like that. If I remember correctly the cigar box also had a few extra .22’s, “just in case.”
Nowadays, I keep a machete in the bathroom—because I’m worried about what water might do to my firearms. So why not the modern equivalent to a sword? Other, less eccentric, individuals keep a pistol in a water-tight container in various locations (some suction-cupped to the wall of the actual shower).
Are there any of the other options that I haven’t included? Let me know in the comments!
Hannah Staton holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith where she also is a Writing Tutor. She was issued her Concealed Carry License in 2016, but has grown up around firearms her whole life. She is a Contributing Editor and Copy Writer for Clinger Holsters. She is an artist, cigar enthusiast, poet, and an avid shooter. She resides in Van Buren, Arkansas with her dog, Sunday and spends as much of her free time either with her family or making art. You can find her on Instagram @hr.staton or reach her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org