I carry because I won't be a victim. I've known a few people who were assaulted over a few dollars, I've known 2 guys who got murdered, I've had a good friend get murdered, etc.,
Sent off my paperwork the day I turned 21. Carry every day. Never had to use it, no one knows I have it, and I hope to keep it that way.
I'm nobodies hero, but I'm nobodies victim either.
If you try to use your freedom of speech to force your views on me, I'll use my freedom of speech to hurt your feelings. Only one of us will be successful, and it won't be you.