Hello everybody. After lurking around your website for about 2 months I've finally taken the initiative to introduce myself. I live in Herriman with my beautiful wife and 4 children, and I'm anxiously waiting for my permit to arrive. Based on the posts on this forum, I'm expecting to be CC'ing in another 2 weeks. I have a slightly obsessive habit of shooting just about every day. (yes, it gets expensive.) My tiny gun collection consists of HK 45c, Springfield 1911 Champion, XD-45 service, XD-9 SC, and last but certainly not least, my baby...Wilson Combat Elite Professional. (that one hurt the wallet.) A little background on me and my decision to take an active role in my family's safety and well being: I happened to be in New York on business in September 2001. (you guessed it, at the WTC, 61st floor, South Tower on Monday September 10th and Tuesday September 11th.) I was REALLY REALLY LUCKY to get out when the plane hit. After that day, my brain changed. I vowed that I would never blindly allow myself or my family to be sitting ducks for any evil-doers anywhere. I did the food storage thing, have emergency plans for just about every situation, and I even make my wife and kids memorize how many steps to the left or right the stairwells are when we go out of town and stay in a hotel. Even though I bought some firearms and learned how to use them, I've been a grossly negligent procrastinator for the last 7 years when it comes to applying and obtaining a CFP. I'm happy to say though, I turned in the paperwork on April 23rd and hopefully will be concealing soon. I know it sounds kind of silly to expect that a firearm will help if a clown tries to crash his 767 into my office again, but at least I can say that if I'm at Trolley Square having dinner with my wife and kids and the unthinkable starts to unfold, I wont have to crawl under the table with my family and HOPE that we don't get picked to die that night. Well...that was a bit long-winded. Glad to be here with other like-minded Americans.