Originally Posted by Hulamau
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!!
I would be willing to waget the exactly the same. I would say that you will find that people that are carrying legally with a CCL VERY rarely have accidents, and there are far more people that get held up at gun point than CCL people accidentally hurting themselves or others.