I fully believe most will disagree with me, and those in Alaska don't have a choice, but here it goes: Col. John Boyd (and I'm sure many others) said that the first to spot the "attack" has the upper hand. Now, if the "attack-ee" can see the attacker first, the "attack-ee" has the upper hand, but if the attacker can spot his/her victim first, the attacker has the upper hand. Well at night, it would be easy for the innocent to lose the upper hand being in the dark. I know a lot of the people here preach "avoid trouble, situational awareness, stay away from the stupids, and common sense" (and justly so), but how many people avoid going out after dark, if possible? I understand some carry lights or lasers, but the goal is (or should be) to never have to use force, and avoid trouble. I also understand that we are humans, with life to live. There's an old saying: "What's life if you can't live". So how many try to stay in with the moon?