My son was asking me yesterday about being able to carry where he’s living in Tennessee. The problem is, he’s only 19. So he cannot carry a firearm for his self-defense. He’s had some self-defense training, is situationally aware, and knows how to use weapons of opportunities. I’m not too worried that he’ll be attacked.
If he was a female with the same training and skills, I might be worried. Why? College-age girls are often seen as soft targets. I had a stalker in college (no, I won’t say how many years ago that was), and it was terrifying. I hadn’t started my self-defense journey at that point. That was one of the reasons I started my kids in Tae Kwon Do when they were young. I didn’t want them to ever feel defenseless.