Why do we do this? Simply put, because no one knows when an incident can happen. Surely you don’t purchase automobile insurance because you PLAN to have a car accident, do you? Of course not!
Then why do so many people not carry a concealed handgun? Purchasing the right pistol, obtaining your Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit, and undergoing proper training is the best personal insurance I can think of.
Just like you can never predict when you may have a car accident, you can never predict when you may become the victim of a violent crime. It can happen while you and your family are out and about, or while you are at home at night in the comfort of your bedroom. Most people think “it won’t happen to me”, but there are way too many stories out there of people who felt that exact same way – until it did happen to them. How many times have we addressed the whole “it won’t happen to me” issue with our children when it comes to drinking/texting and driving? Why do we suddenly seem to think it would not apply to us when it comes to violent crime?
When it comes to handguns and training the old adage is never more true: It is far better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
So, you have auto insurance and homeowner’s insurance. That is great – but what kind of personal insurance do you carry? Mine is 9mm.