Rethinking My Decision To Carry
I've been around guns all my life. I'm never been an avid hunter but I've always felt comfortable and have owned a number of different guns for a lifetime. With the crime situation as it is in my city, I recently made the decision to obtain a carry permit for my wife and myself. I had started to do this a number of years ago and just never did it. I think it was a wise move but I'm now having reservations about my decision. From what I have been reading on this and other forums it's becoming apparent to me that in the event that you did have to use a gun to protect your life, the situation would have to be so absolutely cut and dried in your favor that it makes me wonder if it's the correct decision for me or my wife. I am a responsible and law abiding citizen and retired from the military with almost 30 years of service if that counts for anything. However,I do have the feeling that my wife or myself would be victims of, in my personal opinion, a criminal justice system which cares more for the rights of the criminal than the rights of the victims. I don't want to spend my retirement years in fear of being a victim but I don't want to have to be involved in ongoing civil or criminal litigation for the rest of my life. Hope I will arrive at the correct decision for me and mine. As Huckabee says, that's my opinion, I welcome yours.