Like it or not, when the chips are down and lives are at stake, an armed citizen can be the "first responder." People who dont like guns invariably rely on people who have guns when their lives are in danger.
I used this philosophy when I was on duty, BUG!
But even today when I travel by MV I carry two J-frames at a time, more to able to access one in a cross draw in the vehicle and one from a strong side if out of the vehicle. This is comfortable while driving and not a problem for the short time I am out of the vehicle in route.
An armed society is not always a polite society, but it is a free and safe society!
Self Defense is an absolute and natural right!
Keep your head down and your powder dry!