I need a concealment holster. I got my CCW permit in February and have only carried a few times. I should carry more.
Two nights ago Kirsten and I watched The Brave One starring Jodie Foster (a major hottie). It’s a chilling story about a woman who was brutally beaten and her fiance killed by a couple of thugs. She then went on a vigilante mission against people the police were unable to stop. If she had purchased a gun before her mugging she would not have lost her fiance.
Last night Kirsten and I watched Explorer: Guns in America on the National Geographic Channel. In it they play the 911 call of a woman hiding out in her bedroom while her stalking ex-boyfriend breaks into her house. When he finally enters the room she shoots him. The gun evened the odds and probably saved her life.
On the drive to Connecticut for work last week I listened to an Intelligence Squared U.S. podcast where the panel debated the proposition, “Guns reduce crime.” John Lott, in his opening remarks, said, “Even if they’re able to call 911, you know, fast response times are measured in eight or nine or ten minutes. And that can be a lifetime for many people.” It’s true. Police officers take reports, conduct investigations and work to catch perpetrators AFTER the crimes have been committed. They aren’t too good at stopping crimes. Mr. Lott also pointed out that two million times a year people use guns defensively.
I said all that to say that I’m going to start carrying frequently. The tragedy will be needing it and not having it, especially since I’m permitted to carry.