Not to hijack the thread but:
Good thread. Jesse Stoner in his latest movie was asked why he continued to carry since he was no longer a peace officer -
His answer, "Peace of mind".
I've had the same question asked of me serveral times. "Why do I carry since I'm no longer a cop?",
My answer is aways, "becuase I was a cop...I know how long it took me to get to a call, you want a crime investigated, call 911, you want to prevent a crime, get a pistol".