You do make good valid points. But, I'm still going to stick with my stance on it being more of a liability than beneficial in MY case. I will use words to de-escalate a situation or walk away.
I would also like to thank you for not 'gunning an running'. I can't recall the amount of times someone throws in some type of input, bolts and will not engage in a discussion.
I totally understand your side of it based on what I've read. One must do what is best for their situation. I, too, appreciate your opinions and feedback. It really helps to understand both sides of the coin. Engaging in healthy discussion helps as all learn other points of view. I'm new around here, but I look forward to participating in more threads and conversations. However, my expertise is limited to OC and self-defense for civilians. For the record, I'm not anti-gun. I just don't have CCW as an option based on my location.