Originally Posted by TMan51
I moved across the river to escape tax poverty and NJ's stupid laws.
The difference between NJ and PA is you don't know who IS armed, and that makes people more careful. And polite.
True, I live in a mostly polite area as well, no real issues ever, but I look at my firearm I carry the same as a fire extinguisher. Its a tool. I would rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. Why I trained my wife in its use and she is also packing.
Also don't forget that as you stated you don't kmow who is armed, and that makes people more careful and polite. For this same reason you do not know who is dangerous, a threat or worse, thats the reason to carry ccw.