I guess people don't know how to use their fist any more?
Actually, I can still hold my own but having a pistol helps cause you never know what's going to happen. About 2 weeks ago, my girlfriend and I were walking around one of the parks here pretty late (bout midnight). We had a guy that looked like he was just sitting on one of the benches watching the lake jump up right in front of us and pull a knife on us try to rob us. I was able to get him to the ground and get the knife from him, holding him there till APD showed up. Never once pulled my gun, just didn't feel like I needed to.