I live in Kalifornia
It is nearly impossible to get a CC permit here. I know very few people who admit to having a handgun in their car or on their person but there are several people that I know who I suspect do.
I used to manage a business in a large city here, more than once I saw things that convinced me that having a weapon at hand might one day save my life. I'm not saying that I carry, I'm just saying it might be best to be prepared for the worst.