I thought I'd throw out another comment. We've talked a lot about carrying guns ourselves, but how do you feel about others in the general public walking around strapped? For example: How will you react when you're in your car with your family and some scrungy guy walks up to you while you're stuck at a light (cars in front and behind) to ask directions, you notice as he raises his arm to point that he has a poorly concealed nickel plated Desert Eagle .50, now what??? Are you in danger for your life, about to be robbed, kidnapped, murdered, etc.? Then as you're considering the situation he reaches his hand toward his gun. You draw first hoping to warn him off. Seeing your gun he jumps back in surprise and tries to draw also. You see him trying to get his gun and shoot first. You are only 50% as good as everyone on the Internet says they are, so you put one between his eyes with the speed of a rabid cobra and the stone cold discipline that would get you an honorary membership on Seal Team 6. Although you feel no emotion in the action hero tradition, your family around you is screaming and crying. Later you're feeling pretty good about defending your family, doing what you had to do, taking care of business, showing some punk what's up, bustin' a cap in his ass, smokin some zero, etc. Then the police show up and you find out he was a law abiding citizen, who worked nights in a bad part of town as a truck mechanic, so he also had a concealed weapon permit for protection. He was running late after work and trying to find directions to his disabled daughters dance recital. He was really reaching for the flyer with the address in his pocket, which just happened to be next to his weapon, but it's too late for that now. How will you really know about anyone before its too late one way or the other?