Dozens of people know I carry. We have a security team at church with 8 or 10 people. We all obviously know that all the others carry. Quite a few other church friends are also aware. My whole family knows. Most of my friends know.
I don't understand the big secret. I feel no need to explain it to anyone but I see no need to pretend its a security protocol to keep it a secret either.
I'm a gun guy. Gun guys have guns. Some gun guys carry guns. Some don't.
Everybody in the CCW class that was required knows and I don't know them from Adam. Big deal.
Farmer up the road knows. The guy that owns the grocery store (I know he carries too!) Egad!