I have written before about safety and what to do about protection.
A friend told me I was over the top! "Do you know what the chances really are of needing to carry."
Well, he just called me the other night..."Bill, where did you go to get your conceal and carry permit...I need one fast!"
My friend is a plumber in an area not know for violent crimes. But when he went into a vacant house to do some work for the new owners...He heard come commotion in the basement. He yelled down and heard people going out the basement door.
3 guys were running fast. So fast they left behind a lot of stuff. Including 3 handguns and over $10,000 in drugs (Per the cops).
All he could think of is that the ending could have been a lot worse.
I told him that I would tell him where to get his permit...IF...he also signed up for classes on using a gun. (He agreed)
I have been called crazy and an over re-actor to this safety thing, but I know 3 people in the last year that have run into a situation where having protection may have helped.
AGAIN...I am not saying everyone needs to get out and buy a gun...just if you are going to carry any protection, mace or whatever....Learn how to use it!!!!!