Reader Matt W. writes:
I don’t carry. I support the RKBA without any ifs, ands or buts. Any. I live in a pro-gun town in the pro-gun state of Idaho. I am thrilled we are about to make concealed carry legal on college campuses. I’m a financial planner, one of the youngest in the country. I view concealed carry like a life insurance premium, which I have and sell a lot of. Given the stats, I don’t pay the carry “premium.” So many people in Idaho pay it already . . .
Just “the implication” — to quote Dennis Reynolds of IASIP — of all these other “policyholders” here in the land of potatoes and elk, allows me to to walk around statistically safe every single day. I’m certainly not saying I’m smarter for not carrying. But the risks of low frequency, high severity events are what I help people prepare for. And I’m sure there are other TTAGers who don’t pack heat for reasons that are worthy of discussion. Why don’t you carry?