I decided to apply for my CCW permit because you never know when you are going to need it. I practice family law in a smaller community. It is such a high emotion job, and no matter what the opposing party thinks that I'm trying to take them to the cleaners. I've had clients tell me their spouse has held loaded guns to their heads, and I'm always worried about running into these "pillars of society" around town. I recently moved back to Utah and the Trolley Square Mall shooting really made me realize that you never know when or where you will need it. I'd rather carry for 50 years and never need it than to need it and wish I had it.