I live in a shall issue county in CA and so have my CCW. When I go to places like LA or SF that may issue (but don't), I don't CCW. While my permit would technically cover me, there are so many city ordinances and private property statements prohibiting, guns, knives, pepper spray or anything that could be construed as a weapon. It's just not worth it. Plus 9 times out of 10 that I'm going to those places it's to play a show and it's illegal to CCW in bars and clubs anyway. If I am driving to a range or need to transport for some reason in one of those areas, I abide by the law and transport unloaded, in a locked container and separated from any ammo, even though my CCW doesnt require me to do that. Never been mugged or attacked, never been threatened. Also never been stopped or frisked or had any bad experience with LE since I don't do anything while driving or walking around to give probable cause, whether carrying or not. My main reason for CCW in CA is for the trails and back country. On my own property I can do as I please but the work I do with SAR takes me into animal country a lot. The mountain lions especially have been getting aggressive. Recently a hiker was attacked and their dog eaten and lions have been coming into the yards and eating dogs and cats around here. So I want to be able to carry when I'm out with the dog too. And snakes, bears and rabid coyotes are always a possibility. Unless you are going to go straight into Compton and yell "come and get me" I don't see a need for carrying in town.