I recently received a robo call from our local law enforcement agency informing us that there has been an increase in home invasions and break ins. Talk about a sobering affect. In addition, I came home a year ago to find my house had been broken into. They kicked in my back door to gain access. I live in a very nice neighborhood with good neighbors. As I cruised through the house (unarmed), I had a very helpless feeling which I never want to experience again. I am a fairly good sized dude who has no trouble taking care of business if I have to but I am not bullet proof either. My decision to carry and have weapons available for the wife who is home alone during the day has nothing to do with living in fear all the time. It is about being prepared. It is about taking care of myself and my family from life's unexpected events. It appears that you are not going to be satisfied with anyone's response and you can always come up with no win situations. I am not one to give up my life without some type of fight. My weapon is a tool to increase my chances. unfortunately, these situations never make an appointment. As the situation unfolds, that is not the time to think through your survival options. You will find, most CCW folks are adults. We dont care if you carry, dont carry, have a CCW and carry or not, as you are responsible for you and yours. How you decide to take care of business is your own. We have made the decision for ourselves.