I guess it was just a natural progression for me. I spent a lot of time running around with my grandfather who was a retired LEO. Somewhere around 2000 dad got his CCW and I follwed suit ASAP after turning 21. I've had my CCW for just over a year, but I still don't carry as regularly as I'd like too. Mostly due to the fact that I need a smaller gun like a S&W snubby for summer and times when I need deep concealment.
"Right or wrong, black or white
Cross the line you're gonna pay
In the dawn before the light
Live and die by the shades of gray" - Robert Earl Keen