Food for thought. Everyday, each one of us while driving, shopping, or just traveling to and from claims, pass hundreds of "fellow citizens" who would just as soon kill you and your family as look at you. My wife is a better shot than me, and I'm pretty good. She always has a 38 S&W within a few feet of where ever she is. As far as being alone in remote areas without any defense, I don't think so.