When a armed civilian carries a handgun openly for self-defense they give away the element of surprise and invite trouble that most armed civilians are not trained to handle, namely WEAPON RETENTION via empty-hand and/or knife skills.
If you are going to carry a handgun for self-defense, carry concealed and increase your odds for success by retaining the element of surprise.
Ever wonder how all those American, Russian and Chinese BOT accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Linked-In etc. got the actual human face avatars for their accounts? How about all those legit looking PHISHING attacks? Well, they created them out of thin air of course! Yep folks, in the 21st century world of cyber-manipulation and warfare, there’s an App for that, it’s called (wait for it) This Person Does not Exist.
It’s really user friendly. There are not even any menu’s or buttons, just refresh your page for a new, ambiguous, non-existent human face! Creepy huh? Of course creating fake BOT and PHISHING accounts is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg in the 4th and 5th Generations of Cyber Warfare.