I used to do collections for a bank and started carrying after I almost got shot repossessing a car. The Court let her off as she claimed she thought I was a thief and I was on her property. The experience is burned into my brain I heard the first shot ring out and then strike the ground just to my right and my buddy Tim yelled “Gun”. I turned just in time to see a woman approximately 20 yards away fire her second shot from a .357 revolver that went whizzing over my head. At this point both Tim and I dove behind the truck we had come in and the remaining 4 shots rang out in succession she stopped we got in the truck and hauled ass out of there and called the police. Police arrested her we got the car and the case went to trial and went on for almost 6 months before they found her not guilty. It was the most frightening experience of my life. It was not long after that I got out of collections. I have been a pastor now for almost 6 years and I have been carrying now for about the past 8 months. I can’t remember if it was before or after the shootings in the springs that I started carrying everyday but it certainly increased my passion.