What? I'm subscribed to this thread and check it when there's a new reply. I wouldn't fathom carrying a GUN just because a few trivially annoying people might want to ask me a question. I've shot in some of the seediest areas of Chicago (Humboldt Park/Engelwood/etc) and I've never been harassed to the point where I didn't feel comfortable not having a firearm. I mean, to each his own, but I think it's kind of ridiculous. I don't know what you think will happen if you pull a gun on someone, because it's pretty much the end of the line as far as confrontations are concerned.