Via the NRA…

Concealed Carry  is not just helpful against humans threatening you. I’m much  more likely to be attacked by an out of control animal than a human:

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Just ask John Erickson.

Daily Herald, Provo, UT, 9/18/07

College student John Erickson parked his scooter and was walking toward his house when a pit bull charged him in an unprovoked attack. "All of a sudden the dog grabbed my leg from behind," he recalls. He swung his helmet at the dog, temporarily halting the assault but the dog recommenced the onslaught. Erickson, a concealed-carry permit holder, was forced to draw his 9 mm pistol and shoot the delinquent animal. His mother, Lyn, used to oppose her son’s firearm ownership, but after the incident she noted, "Now I’m saying,’I’m just so thankful he had a gun,’ I’m just so thankful because what would you do?"