Much was made yesterday of the eyewitness to the YouTube shooting who was across the street at a fast food joint when Nasim Aghdam opened fire. He made it clear that while he wasn’t carrying a gun, he wished he had been. Seems like a perfectly reasonable response . . .
Unfortunately, he’s probably a California resident, which means that depending on who the chief law enforcement officer is where he lives, it could be virtually impossible for him to get a permit to legally carry.
But don’t think that situation is restricted to states with unconstitutional gun control laws. There are plenty of concealed carriers who don’t tote a pistol all the time. Many never carry, despite having the right to do so. And even those to do carry sometimes figure, I’m only going out to the grocery store or to fill up the gas tank. I don’t need to bother strapping one on for that.
Of course, just like the Spanish Inqusition, you never expect to need your carry gun. And there’s no way to know when, God forbid, circumstances could go south. Fast.
Has that ever happened to you? Have you been out and about and found yourself in a situation where wished you hadn’t left your carry gun at home?