Myself, living here in California's Central San Joaquin Valley, I'm only about 20 minutes from the Sierra foothills and about an hour and a half from one of the most remote areas I have ever visited. It's located in the Dinkey Lakes region of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Check it out on google earth just northeast of Fresno.
"Tolerance is the Virtue of a man without Convictions" G. K. Chesterton
Considering the fact that the victim is the first one at the scene of a violent crime, I believe all law abiding citizens should be armed.
"Fast is fine, Accurate is final." - Wyatt Earp