I grew up where if we had a problem, we had to drive 20 miles to the nearest phone. Then we had to give very detailed directions to the S.O. They had no idea how to find the ranch house let alone any problems off a county road. We had to take care of things ourselves until the "law" arrived. Most of the men I grew up around were Veterans and had a gun of some kind within reach. I followed the pattern and then became a LEO. As a result, I've carried a gun almost every day for the last 60 years.