Wow! Concealed handgun carriers, in my neck of the woods (Deming/Acme), amount to one out of every 10 people. This is supposed to make me feel safe, but it makes me feel just the opposite. I firmly believe that people who legally carry concealed handguns are borderline paranoids. They are scared of people, animals, noise in the night and in general, distrusting of society. Whatever their issue, the reason for packing a loaded gun is clear, paranoia and fear (most often expressed as feelings of personal vulnerability or an ill-defined notion of self-defense).
Interestingly, to be eligible to carry a concealed permit, a person must pass a gun safety class, rather than a mental stability/anger management test. I am far more concerned about the mental state of a person with a gun, than I am about whether they know how to safely use it. And why, may I ask, do we need guns to be concealed in the first place? I would feel safer knowing (seeing) who has a gun, than being surprised by one. Just think road-rage incidents, obnoxious drunks, political hot-heads, or family feuds over finances, jealous boyfriends, or sexual infidelities.
No law-abiding citizen needs to be packing a concealed handgun. Handguns need to be banned, not concealed. Concealment laws simply provide a semi-legal excuse to shoot a gun at someone or something. Think Trayvon Martin.