You're right -- Scary. You have to remember all this stuff on TV about "Freeze" and "Halt" is BS. You don't give the bad guy a chance to hurt you. If you carry you have to be prepared to use it if necessary (last resort). It's a responsibility. If you can't accept that responsibility and live with the consequences, don't carry. It's cheaper, saves wear and tear on the pocket and you can die knowing you didn't offend anyone's "rights".Scary thread. I'll have to remind myself..."Remember to knock. Remember to knock."