I am a member of another forum (not gun related) and the discussion came up about carrying a firearm for protection. As always I tell everyone I carry because I am prepared, but the libs swear the only reason to carry a gun daily is out of fear. I don't travel outside the US, plenty to see here...I don't have a problem with flying, I just choose to keep my 2 feet on the ground here in free country but if I were to fly it would be only if I could carry which we know won't ever happen. I try to avoid any situation which will leave me unarmed and defenseless...this just happens to be most places I don't visit frequently anyway like post offices, courthouses, police stations, schools and other state/fed buildings. When telling a liberal this you are told you should put down the gun and get out and enjoy yourself that I am limiting myself to only certain places. I have been told that I must live in a fortress that's armed to the hilt (I kinda do) first line of defense is my locked doors, second are my dogs, third are my firearms...2 layers of protection prior to using deadly force. I like many people have been assaulted or in a situation that a firearm would have saved my wife from 7 root canals due to being punched in the face. She has also had an incident at a redlight that most likely would have turned ugly had she not been armed, no shots fired...just the mere sight of an Ugly Black Glock had the fellow back pedaling. So why do you carry? Is it out of fear? Is it because you have been in a situation where a firearm would have been useful? How do you explain to a liberal that you don't carry out of fear, all the while telling them the world is not a safe place?