Lots of us are paying attention to the rational requests of Sheriff's across the country [including up-state New York] to carry your firearm if you are licensed to do so. This is in response to the concern that citizens may be the ones to stop random violence, especially from splinter cells of terrorists. Personally, it makes sense. It has made me re-think what I carry on my person. More than that, it makes me wonder if I should be carrying a carbine in the vehicle if I ever have to face a situation I couldn't just simply drive out of. A carbine would give me the ability to keep bad guys at a safer distance than a handgun would, at least long enough to get some maneuvering room to safety. Just wondering if anyone else has thought this through, or possibly had some training that is relevant.