The Why of CCW
I found this in Triggernometry by Eugene Cunningham. First published in 1934.
[in El Paso, Texas circa 1858]
"The green Indianan, [W. W.] Mills, who still regarded a necktie as a more important part of his costume than the product of Colonel Colt, once burst forth upon the public street in what was- for the day and place- semi-nakedness. An acquaintance jerked him frantically to a halt.
"'Buckle it on, Mills. Go back and buckle it on!' cried this experienced citizen. 'We don't often need 'em, but when we do need 'em. we need 'em!'"
That pretty much sums it up. When we need them, we NEED them.