If someone asks Jon Wayne Taylor why he carries a gun, he has a simple, honest answer: “In case I have to shoot someone.” Dan’s a tad more circumspect: “One, because it’s my right. Two, why do you own a fire extinguisher?”
Have you ever been asked why you carry? (I haven’t and I open carry.) What would you/did you say when asked? Who was it? How’d they take your reply?