Originally Posted by TheChamp
i dont carry a weapon nor do i ever intend to.
there's absolutely no reason, other than the off chance that you are held at gun point, or someone tries mugging you. But even if you're held at gunpoint, are you really gonna go reaching for a gun and risk getting shot?
The chances of a situation occuring that would require you to have a weapon for your survival are probably as good as (insert random natural disaster here).
Not to mention that regardless, when packing a piece outside the home, the basic odds that you might one day accidently (or deliberately during a momentary mind fart) blow yourself or someone else away are considerably higher than if you aren't packing down on main street in the first palce.
I also would lay a sizable wager that the odds of the later happening to anyone who is "wild westin' it" are also considerably higher than the odds of the former ... i.e. you getting randomly held up at gun point or mugged in a scenario in which the gun would, indeed, save your bacon rather than facilitate your demise.
Now, on the other hand, my auto-expandable six-sided pocket Billy Club with built-in switch blade Ginzu knife and Mace nozzle is another matter all together ... wont leave home without it!!