Some days, when I'm doing something simple like heading out at night to get gas or pickup takeout I think I'd really rather just walk out the door and not have to go put on a carry rig (can't OC at work.)
Then I think of something Breda once said,
"Carry your gun - it's a lighter burden than regret."
I always love the "why would you carry a gun to go to the _____?" type questions. It's such a naive and simple-minded question, one that assumes bad things only happen in certain specified areas.
The roomie and I stopped for a bite at around midnight at a good diner in a not so good part of town. At least some people can see the utility of carrying a gun in this scenario, but say I'm heading to the grocery store and the chinese place with a Sig P220ST. Then they'll cry "why would you need a gun there?"
Yes, because bad things never happen to people at grocery stores. I bet at least a few of these victims wish they had a gun.
My roommate was asking me the other day if I would carry in church or not. He seemed to think it was odd that people would carry at church. Again, I consider it a silly, non-serious question. God doesn't keep bad things from happening at churches. I'm not a frequent churchgoer by any means, but if I was I'd carry at Sunday mass, not because I think it's likely I'm going to need a gun, but because, as Lyle so succinctly put it,
"Because bad things can happen anywhere."
Also, I've been carrying the Sig P220ST a bit lately, and damn, I forgot how heavy that thing is!