After lurking in the shadows for a while, I've decided it is time for me to introduce myself. I live in Cache Valley where I have lived most of my life. I am married to a beautiful wife who likes guns almost as much as I do. We both recently went through the concealed weapons class and will be sending in our applications soon. I have been around guns my entire life. My dad was in law enforcement while I was growing up and made sure I understood that guns were a tool and were to be respected, not feared. I am getting my CFP mostly because I want the freedom to carry when and where I want (within the law). I usually take a gun with me when I travel out of the valley, but it is always unloaded and stored in the backseat or trunk (not ideal when needed quickly). I decided I had procrastinated for too long and finally took the class. My wife feels the same as I do on concealed weapons, therefore making my life easier. I have been reading this forum for a while and have been quite impressed with the information that is shared. It is also nice to see a forum where everyone respects each other's opinions instead of trying to tear them down. Keep it up.