Is that not what we are taught. When you Conceal Carry or Open Carry, you handle a great responsibility. I hate to use the metaphor of an antimated cartoon like “The Incredibles” but here goes.
The Common Man does not want to make all the people aware of his power. Be it in a weapon or fists.
As the bad guy is walking away from the heroes he says an important rule. Watch the show and look for that rule. The only difference between that Hero and the criminal is preception.
My complaint is the moving of the legal lines. Conceal Carry is supposed to mean that you are following the common rules made by the masses that allows you a ONE TIME effort to save YOU or you family from harm. More and more the concensus is I will carry my weapon and if I show it or use it. I WILL TAKE THE HIT. In other words, If I am forced to draw my weapon and use it, I am going to kill everybody I consider a threat. The logic is simple.
My LEO buddies are saying it also. More and more they are being beat over the head with the media. It makes it look like EVERYONE that carries is a problem. They will be the ones coming to get your guns when the government wants them.
Just because You think gun owners are the minority, fine. But you must act like you deserve to have the gun. A weapon is not just an equalizer but is a major advantage in the right hands.
The old saying holds true all the time. With GREAT POWER comes GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.