I have several reasons why I carry a gun.
1. On my 18th instead of buying cigarettes and lottery tickets I applied for a CCP. I also joined the United States Army.
2. After getting out of the Army I felt like something was missing... a gun filled that void.
3. After working in the capital city of my state on the East side of it aka the worst part of the city I never wanted to return without a weapon. Especially, after working 5 to 6 shootings in a shift and having some thugs point loaded AK's at my truck.