A few months ago my friend and I, we'll call him Jay, were talking about what it meant to be a CCW holder and he brought up an interesting point about his attitude towards conflict now that he carries. Jay's a pretty big guy. Like the kind you'd instinctively avoid pissing off cause he looks to be good at breaking faces. As it happens, he also has a short tolerance for stupid people, loud mouths or anyone in general that deserves a good face-breaking. However, he confided in me that since he began carrying, his impulse to confront people has nearly gone away. He mentioned that he fears escalation could lead to him drawing his firearm and being good people, he doesn’t want to kill anyone. Not having his particular issues with conflict, I countered that my biggest fear would be having my firearm taken from me should I get into a physical confrontation, so I'd be even more inclined to avoid one. We've all heard “an armed society is a polite society” and that's great as a philosophical argument, but does anyone else have a specific insight into how their attitude changed since they began to carry?