It's not a farce but it is misplaced sense of security. Most people carry to feel safe & their gun choice is comfort based. They do not shoot their little guns because that isn't comfy. So they will never engage in such a fight, even if they were forced to & they would likely die in the exchange. So IMO, if you choose to carry, even a pocket gun, you need constant practice after some good training to really be prepared for your uknown fight. I won't carry a gun I can't fight with contact to 100y, 1-3 or more shooters. Train, practice, repeat.