Allow me to elaborate a bit further on my previous post: I know that the majority of self defense situations don't call for deadly force. Many such situations can be solved verbally, by simply retreating, or, occasionally, non-lethal responses such as pepper spray. However, in situations such as finding yourself at the scene of an "active shooter", it makes sense to me to have the wherewithal to defend yourself, your family, or the public at large. Hence, concealed carry laws. No, being armed is no guarantee of safety, or of prevailing..but it's a fighting chance, which beats no chance at all. It also makes sense to have a vest in such a situation. Granted, the vest won't help much if your assailant has a centerfire rifle. However, seat belts don't always save lives in traffic crashes...but I still wear them.