My family and I went to a friend's house for a visit. I decided to not bring my handgun with me because I felt they would not want to have a gun in their home. I could have easily brought my gun with me and they would have never detected it. So my question to the forum is, what would you have done? Would you have just brought the gun with you? I never asked them so I'm not even positive they would have objected. I would feel awkward even bringing up the topic to them in the first place. I just assumed since they have 2 small children in their home, they would be uncomfortable with it. I know they don't object to firearms since he was my reference for my permit application.
Just my opinion: If they were friends, I'd carry and I'd let them know I was carrying. There's no reason for someone to be uncomfortable with a concealed carry due to small children. If you are carrying properly, the kids don't have to know a thing. And the gun is there for defensive use that would become a real benefit in case of a home invasion, etc. If they are uncomfortable anyway, then you need to decide whether to proceed unarmed or not.
There is no right/wrong decision here. You need to decide based on your overall situation, your ethics/morals/ability/experience/relationship/... Don't let any opinionated person here (including, maybe especially, me) decide for you. But don't let your assumption about your friends feelings decide either. Communication is a life skill whose importance cannot possibly be overstated. Talk to your friend. Then decide.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
Just like Balota said "If it is carried properly" then there shouldn't be a problem. No one is going to grab the firearm from you. As long as you don't decide to leave the firearm for the kids to play with.. I myself carry everywhere I can!!
I carry 24/7. If I walk into a bank, I leave my Gun in my vehicle, and replace it again on my person, when I return. I carry at the store, mall, walmart, home depot, everywhere I go. Follow your local laws, and don't give it a second thought.
When using their restroom, don't forget to pick up your gun and put it back in concealment.