Well guys, I just happen to work around incarcerated juveniles. I have worked with at-risk youth for the last 10 years, so I know a lot of the rougher juveniles in my area. Some of those juveniles I have worked with over the years may even be 20-25 years old now. Just like any other person that has worked around those type of kids; some of the kids like me, some don't care, and some don't like me. So I am at the mall today with my two young kids shopping for a retirement present for my boss. I was aggresively approached by a "kid" (18-20ish) whom I worked with in the past. He put his hand out to shake mine, then said, "I am shaking your hand because I know you, not because I like you". He was with another pretty big guy. I said, "ok". I moved closer toward him so that there would be a buffer between him and my kids, plus from I know about human psychology, when an aggressive individual has the tables turned in terms of aggression, many times they fold. His friend didn't really pay me any mind, but the guy said something to the effect, "you are lucky your kids are here". At that point I said, "ok" and just looked at his face and arms. I was prepared. I even thought about striking first which would have not been good for my tall friend. But I did not. My kids were there and he had a friend. After he kind of talked a bit about his "rough" 15 day sentence (puny sentence) he said, "hey man, you are the dude that helped me out"...."you are the one who told everyone they were wrong about my sentence date and you let me out early, you are alright man". At that point he shook my hand again and left. My point is this...I am not getting any younger. I don't carry any weapons on me. I have worked around hundreds if not thousands of at-risk youth who now are young adults, many of which are dangerous. I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining a concealed weapons permit. I have fired sidearms before but have never owned a pistol. Thanks for any advice all.