The reason law abiding citizens obtain a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm is to prevent or avoid a life-altering event of the severest kind from taking place to them, a family member or friends who are with them. Making the wrong decision can hurt you in the aftermath by the court of law. Your gun is your last resort, don’t shoot to defend property, but life. Be sure to thoroughly know and understand your state’s law (and states you will be traveling to that has reciprocity with your home state) regarding using lethal force.
Reevaluate some of your personal self-defense concepts by reading this article written by an off-duty cop.