My dad always had guns, and he taught me to shoot (though I haven't done it it years) but I'd never considered getting one myself. Well, in light of some recent incidents in the city where I work, the man said he'd feel much more comfortable if I had one and kept it with me (got a license to carry). Not to mention the fact that I also bartend, and often close the bar alone. I said something to my shop mates and they agreed that a piece in the shop is something they'd welcome. As of now all I carry is a stun-gun. Anyone here carry a gun? What is your advice on buying/keeping/carrying one? If I got one I'd lean toward a small .38. Also keep in mind I have a child part-time.