Most honest OT thread of the year.
I grew up in the woods, with a Grandfather who hunted and a father who owned a few firearms. I was always brought up to respect guns and their intent.
I went through the process of getting the Carry Cert for my then home state and when it came to hand in the cert and required documents I thought "What the hell am I doing? I have never needed a pistol in my entire life."
I now live in NYC where I am probably more at risk than ever, yet I still don't wish I was carrying. Firing a weapon at someone is not something anyone should look forward to, as I have talked to enough people who have had bullets go through their front windows or their loved ones. I just had someone shot on my corner a few weeks back and the blood was on the street for a week and a half.