Greg Broiles makes a very good comment in his response to my last post. It is true that many people live where it is difficult or impossible to get a concealed carry permit. My post was for people who *can* get the permit. Many lawyers and others who face real, credible, threats can get the permit even if they live in states which are not “shall issue” states. What I was trying to say is that, if you *can* get a permit, you *should* get it.
I would never advocate breaking the law, but I do understand the conflict people feel between carrying a handgun illegally and the urgent desire to protect yourself and your loved ones. In the end, each person must decide for themselves how to resolve this conflict. But, I would suggest, *telling* all and sundry what your decision is should be avoided. No matter what you decide, revealing the answer publicly leads to too much trouble.