I decided to start carrying because I carry large amounts of cash with me for work. I typically carry between $4-7K into many automotive dealers. With the tough economy and a lot of people knowing I have cash, I will feel better knowing if it ever gets nasty and my life is in jeopardy I will have a good defensive option. If it's just someone after the cash I really don't care and thay can have it. If it's someone not wanting me to be able to talk or identify them, they will be the one's not talking.