I have just recently gotten my CCW. I decided to carry because of some close calls I have had. Also because of what I see in the news on a daily basis. Not only the crimes but also how long it takes our under funded police to arrive on a crime scene. I have been told by police that they can not take action until a crime has been committed. I understand this, but by then it may be too late for the victim. I don't want to live in fear and feel helpless.
I hope to never use my weapon.
May it only serve to bring me peace of mind.
If I am forced to use it to defend myself and my family, I accept that responsibility.