I've always wondered why so many law-abiding American choose not to exercise their right to carry a firearm for self defense.
The average percentage of permit holders in the US is about 4%, but varies from state to state.
In Minnesota the number of carry permit holders has steadily increased in two years from ~40,000 to 73,000 thanks to very active instructor training and offered courses.
The mandatory class cost anywhere from $70 to $ 200, and the permit $100 with a 30-day wait. The gear does no come cheap either.
So, why? Money? Hating guns? Ignorance? Hassle? Brainwashed? Fear? Utopia?
Thanks in advance.