I was downtown in Portland the other day meeting with a potential client. I don't carry to client meetings as it's business related and most of who I work with happen to be anti-gunners... So carrying a firearm (even if concealed) with the slight probability of being found isn't good for my business . As I was driving back out of downtown I went past the food carts on Alder. Right on the corner in broad daylight six "street kids" were beating the crap out of a woman. I couldn't tell if the woman they were beating was one of them or not. People were just standing around gawking, one one guy was trying to stop the fight but to no avail. He would pull one off go to get the other off and the one he just pulled would hop back in. Finally someone screamed "I called the police" and they started to scatter. The woman looked pretty bad off though. I didn't have my gun and felt helpless to help the woman. Though I think to myself, if I did have my gun, that in downtown Portland I would have been hauled to jail for breaking up the fight and keeping the kids there until the police arrived. You know the whole "your gun is for yours and your families protection only" thing and PPD doesn't feel to friendly towards us CCW people. What would you have done in a similar situation? And please, no Rambo responses. Be serious. The lesson I learned is carry always, everywhere, all the time. Even around the anti-gunners, if they don't appreciate the fact I choose to protect myself and my kin, then I don't need their business. That could have been me jumped by these kids... Thoughts?