I got my CCDW because the crappy economy and high unemployment in my area has lead to an increase in crime. I have lived here over 40 years, and for most of that time the biggest problem has been shoplifting and petty theft. In the past five years, though, we have had several murders and a dramatic increase in home break-ins and armed robberies. Some of you are police or retired law enforcement, so it's obvious. For the rest, what has lead to your decision to get a CCW and/or open carry?