I hope that the moderator will read these and make them a 'sticky'. I myself am a new CCL holder and have been reading and researching the subject for months, but I ran across some stuff lately that seems to go below the surface of the standard boiler-plate items you read in the gun magazines and on many websites about the realities of Self Defense and its consequences.
I just think the first two vary from the norm with less candy-coating and more reality. It will give you plenty to think about.
Make sure you at least read the first one and hopefully the second, but they are all very informative. Some summing up information that I searched 6 months to accumulate and they did it in 1 or 2 pages, things people new to CCL need to know at the beginning. Others are more advanced (mentally/morally). Anyway, I thought it was very valuable information and wanted to share it.
Great Article by Tom Holzel - The Threatened Citizen: The Pros & Cons of Carrying a Concealed Weapon:
This is just one lesson on the subject, from Plus P Technology, they have many, many more free, no registration required:
Concealed Knives - something most CCL holders also carry:
Lots of info on almost every subject for a new or prospective CCL holder. Not a fancy site, but good info.
Book info - The Law of Self-Defense: