I made an unbelievably stupid mistake of giving some stranger a ride while I was at a store and he conned me by saying it was just up the street. So thirty minutes later I'm in the ghetto and stopped at what was supposedly his house and he had my phone and was getting out and I wouldn't let him leave with my phone. He wouldn't give it up so I got out and tried to take it back and he got back in my car so I grabbed him and my phone and threw him out then sped off. I'm still beating myself up about doing such a stupid thing and now I'm trying to find out if I should get a gun or some kind of weapon. Are the consequences too great for having a gun in situations of dealing with thugs? I wouldn't be able to get one until after next summer. If I get one I'd want to take classes and get all the necessary permits for carrying one. Any thoughts on what I should do? I doubt the next time I have to deal with thugs it won't go as smoothly.