Mas, in a conversation with a coworker, he told me he did not obtain a concealed carry permit because he believed a permit holder would be held to a higher standard if he were involved in the use of deadly force. My opinion is that a private citizen would not be held to a lower standard in the absence of a concealed carry license. I believe it may be argued that the person with a permit has made an informed decision to perform the necessary training and legal compliance and would be in a stronger position if all aspects of the self defense scenario were equal. I figure you would have a good take on how this permit vs no permit would play out in the aftermath. I am assuming that the scenario would be where possession of the weapon within the law and does not involve competing harms. Clearly, a concealed carry permit allows one to address scenarios that may occur away from home. The state in which he resides is Missouri and he is very frequently in Kansas as well. What is your opinion of one choosing not to obtain a concealed carry permit in order to avoid a higher standard of conduct? Thanks for your reply.