Back in october a friend of mine and I took out ccw class. I had a few things happen emoloyment wise right after and was unable to justify spending the $104 on the cpl. Now that things are stable enough now I am going downtown tomorrow to turn in my paperwork and all. I am really excited to be getting this done. It took my buddy about 2 1/2 months to get his back. It was right at the end of the year and all maybe mine wont take as long.
One huge motivating factor is the fact that I am moving. I currently live in a fairly quiet city. I'd say more upper middle class. I am moving 12 miles away to Flint, yep..Flint Michigan. I was born and went to elementary school there. The area I am moving to is right next to the college and seems to be pretty decent. I'm not worried about the neighborhood so much as the surrounding areas that I will need to go to, such as gas stations, convienient stores etc.
Now obviously I never want to even feel the need to pull my firearm, but I believe I will feel alot better having some means of protection on me.
Anyhow just wanted to share that.