I have the ability to get the license and can lawfully carry, so now I have the responsibilty to do so as a parant, husband, citizen whatever
The biggest thing for me was in my class when a really old guy surprised us.
The instructor asked each one of us why we were there and this old man gave his answer...
"Well my best friend was beat to an inch of his life and is now a vegetable. I refuse to be a victim."
We were all thinking... WOW. And also watching videos on YouTube of why people carry. Parents who carry are especially passionate about it. They said they would not be able to sit there and watch their kid get beaten or taken without being able to do something about it.
Like I said before, different strokes for different folks. But having that little piece of steel and plastic on me makes me the nicest guy around and makes me simply unafraid. It's a nice feeling.