Where we differ, guys, is that I realize that we play the odds in most things in life. If the roads are coated with black ice the odds of an accident are greater than if they are dry.
I stay home unless there is some overriding reason that I would have to drive on those roads.
In most things we do consider the trade offs, and make decisions accordingly.
If I were so afraid that my wife was going to be attacked when she went to the mall, I would not let her go alone.
If I were afraid that a gang might attempt a home invasion, we would be elsewhere if possible.
But I see so many who are willing to get a divorce, in contradiction to the promises you made when you took the marriage vows, just so that you can carry a gun. Don't pretend that you are willing to break up your family to "protect" them. It is just pride that a wife is not going to tell you what to do. You would do that even though broken homes are so traumatic to all and especially the children at whatever age.
If you are so afraid of going out without CC do you go where it is illegal just so you can feel protected? Or do you not go anywhere that you cannot carry? I guess you never go into a government building.
Some of you are kidding yourselves as to how dangerous the world is.
Milllions of people live their lives without ever needing to defend themselves from force.
But each will do as he will. I have made my choices, and stand by them. The choices we have made have resulted in a lifetime of happiness and satisfaction. I would not trade that for some imagined danger that would make disharmony.
I have said what I needed to say, so will bow out of this thread.