How many of you have heard about the Vancouver woman who was beaten at the ATM? She was beaten several times and robbed of her wallet which had a total of $0.20 in it. My wife asked me "When you get your permit, are you going to carry all the time, like your brother in law?" My reply was simply, "Of course, everywhere I can." And referred her to the story here http://blog.oregonlive.com/nwheadlines/2010/01/atm_robber_savagely_beats_vict.html Everyday, watch the news, not even national, just local. There is someone who is a victim of violence, who is injured or killed, and a lot of the time, it's random, due to thugs robbing people because of the economy and them getting extremely desperate. The problem is increasing and I refuse to let myself be a victim. She choose not to carry, even a small .380 in her purse, but at least I was able to convince her to carry pepper spray.