I have found carrying to have many positive effects on my life, I’m prepared, I have something to work at, I feel like I’m part of a solution to deter criminal activity/ evil, and I most importantly, I have the ability to protect my family if need be.
That being said, I sense their is potential to step beyond being pressured into being in a world of paranoia. I don’t want to walk out of my house expecting this to be the day I have to shoot someone. I know CPR. I can do CPR like an on off switch. But that switch doesn’t go off until it’s time. That’s how I feel about carrying. I’m not waiting for the event, but I train and study so when the time comes I can react in an appropriate way.