Hi all, I need your advice on advising me if my situation warrants a firearm and if so, Ill need some recommendations. Here it goes... I am a freshman college student who works weekend night shift (10pm to 6am) at a gas station convenience store. The job is convenient as it lets me earn some extra cash without taking time out from my school work. I have not carried any weapon for the 2 months I have been working there and have not been held up (thank god!). But have had a number of close calls the last couple weeks including a man walking in with a bandanna over his face claiming it was too cold outside I am not scared at all of working here, but do sometimes feel that since i am of Arab decent that a robber may feel that harming me may have less consequences than others. Just to recap -What are the pros and cons of the gun (perspective from gun owners) -What are some recommendations...snub nose revolver, semi, ak-47 ??? -if the gun is kept under a store counter do i need a concealed carry permit? Thanks for your help.