Travis’ everydaycarry.com pocket dump reveals a Springfield Armory Loaded 1911, a TTAG five-star rated gun. Kudos for carrying two mags as well. Wait, what’s this? A Leopardd RFID Blocking Stainless Steel Card Holder Case [click on the EDC link to find it on Amazon]. It raises an interesting point . . .
Some unknown percentage of Americans with carry permits — and gun owners in Constitutional Carry states — only carry a gun when they figure they’re going into [what they perceive to be] a dangerous situation.
Nice safe downtown shopping trip on a Saturday afternoon? Nah. Concert in a large venue where predators lurk in dark parking lots? Probably not there either, given the whole “gun free zone” misegos.
A visit to a marginal or bad neighborhood? Yes! Carry on!
Where’s the sense in that? You don’t know where an attacker or attackers might strike. You can’t know. In the final analysis, the “odds’ of a violent attack are binary. Either it won’t happen or it will.
Better safe than sorry? That’s the thinking behind RFID blocking wallets, jeans, backpacks, etc. — even though actual examples of RFID identity theft are notable by their absence.
It’s the same thinking behind carrying a gun everyday. Only more realistic. Right?