News radio 106.7 FM was discussing carjacking and holiday shopping security (from muggers and robbers) this morning. They had a guest, security expert Mike Brooks, to give some tips and advice. One of the show hosts (Rob) asked about what the victim should do if the victim is armed and has a "concealed carry" permit. The expert said that since many stores have a no-guns policy for customers, you might be tempted to leave it in your car. But DON'T DO THAT, the expert said, because of the huge number of handguns that are stolen from parked cars. Instead, leave it at home. Or, as the safety expert observed, carry it on your person concealed anyway and figure that when it comes to a store's policies, what they don't know won't bother them. Sounds like good advice to me (Kurt). And the other things this guest expert talked about all had to do with situational awareness, which is something we really emphasize as part of one's personal security plan.