Posted March 06 2012 - 09:48 AM
I got my permit about 4 months ago and I have carried ever since. I hope to never need to use my firearm, but I will be prepared in case. My wife also got her permit. She doesn't carry as often. She was the one who wanted to get the permits to carry, I think it was so that I would carry when they were with me. I have gone over scenarios with all of my kids and my wife as to how to react in a bad situation. My younger kids (5 & 7) were kind of shocked at first, but now it is just second nature for them. There is more to having the permit than just carrying, you become acutely aware of your surroundings as well. The first thing I do when I enter a new restaurant is excuse myself to the bathroom so that I can figure out how to leave if the need arises, I also make sure we sit in an appropriate place closest to an exit. Funny how your perspective changes.
Sitting on the lake in the boat is peaceful enough, catching fish is just a bonus.