Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Hello, Buckeye, and welcome from Missouri to a really great forum. Good people and info here!
Since you are relatively new to this handgun, self defense arena, consider taking some good self defense classes in addition to your CCL class. I also recommend you check out the many free YouTube videos made by Massad Ayoob, a world-class instructor in handgun use and self defense, who has recorded training sessions in Judicious Use of Force, Shoot to Live, Home Invasion, Preparation for Home Defense, and What to Do After a Shooting. Just Google his name and these topics and the YouTubes should show up. Very good instructional information from an expert, and free.
And, best wishes for a safe, prosperous New Year to you and yours.
Thanks for the advice, Geobob.
I'm actually signed up for the defensive handgun course at Front Sight in Las Vegas! I'm beyond pumped. Anyone have an experience with Front Sight??