I think Mr. Pond's comments are well-taken. Having a weapon on your body during an accident certainly does increase your risk of bodily injury somewhat. That has to be offset by the issue of re-arming one's self each time you stop if you believe in being armed at all times.
Life is full of risks, and we all weigh the risks versus the benefits. Personally, I will accept the risk of some possibility of additional injury in case of an accident. I'd rather have the weapon on me at all times whenever possible. As always, it's a personal decision.
Steve Bonning, PA-C
Licensed Collector of Curios & Relics
Maryland Designated Collector