raised my heart rate and bp for a bit but came out of it none the worse for ware. just usually haul one of my rifles with me any more, with the occasional rabid skunk that is run across around here its not a bad idea anyways. the individual i spoke of is now in jail for other issues. firearms are a fact of life in the US. you are not going to get rid of them with any amount of legislation cause the criminals will not turn over their guns. in such a case i would rather be armed.