I grew up in an O.C. legal state.
Then moved to Texas.
In 1981, a recently paroled convict tried to kidnap me in Houston.
By the grace of God and marathon training, I was able to get away.
My first and main thought was "Where is my pistol; why don't I have a gun now?"
I spoke with two career Houston P. D. officers. Both said to carry concealed, anyway, even thoughit was illegal at the time.
When Texas offered CHL's, I signed up and got one.
If you are ever threatened with your life while unarmed, you will see this issue differently, as I did. The old saying "Would you rather be judged by twelve or carried by six?" suddenly takes on a new, really personal, meaning.
May God save America !