This is a discussion on Vulnerability Question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I couldn't agree more, I operated that way when I lived in SoCal....
I couldn't agree more, I operated that way when I lived in SoCal.
"Stay Alert, Stay Alive"
In situations where I couldn't carry, I try to have a 6-D cell Maglite around, I maybe am more alert (though I try to be pretty much that way always as the rest of you do also) and I still have my biggest defense tool of all -- my completely beat up Dodge diesel pickup. I have worked it through in my mind that if I am in fear of my life and don't have a firearm, I will use that truck to get myself out of harm no matter which bad person I have to ram or drive over to do it.
I am very fortunate, though, because I can carry anywhere that I normally want to go in this state -- and I can even carry at work (but a lot of us do, so chances of a bad guy problem would probably be pretty low).
It definitely takes time thinking about this subject when you're faced with times when you have your brain and not much else for defense.