I'm constantly reminding my wife, who refuses to carry a gun, to pay attention to what's going on around her, keep your doors locked, look around the office parking lot before you get out of your car, etc. ... she goes to work while it's still dark and frequently gasses up in the morning ... I think most people live their lives in Condition White; those of us who frequent this site have gone to the trouble to choose to arm ourselves to defend ourselves and our families. Hopefully, we've been trained to use -- and refrain from using -- that weapon when appropriate. The mere fact that I'm armed makes me more aware of what's going on around me and can give me more time to avoid trouble. Taking a life is not on my Bucket List and it's always preferable to avoid problems rather than being forced to solve them with a gun ...
"If all guns were built with mechanisms that kept them from firing when held sideways, we could end gang violence." humorist Frank Fleming