That said, when I take a gun with me, I am always cognizant of its presence. If I were a woman, I wouldn't be leaving my purse around, etc, given my level of gun safety practice. But that's the problem. Most people come nowhere close that level of anal-retention! I've seen the stupid bug bite many a friend, unfortunately. I had a buddy leave his pistol in the bathroom of a local grocery store cause he had to go number 2. Got home and realized he'd forgotten it and that was that. Fortunately, someone turned it in and it went to the PD for processing. Took him awhile to get it back and he's lucky he didn't loose his CHL.
In a perfect world, purse carry is great, but I think Steve is right at the end of the day. And we have to remember, we're talkin' about women! (Just kiddin', of course!)