If you are going through the stages where you’re internally debating with yourself whether or not to carry a firearm, think about the following.
How would it make you feel if a criminal had total control; the power of life and death over you and your family with only the criminal having any say in whether you or your family lived or died. Without having a firearm and a working knowledge of using that firearm to defend yourself and your family you would have absolutely no input into that scenario. It is your right and your responsibility to protect yourself and your family. Never forget that.