[QUOTE=Trinity;463630]So the solution is to produce more weapons and arm more people which will result in more weapons ending up in the hands of criminals and the 'good guys' needing more firepower. I understand the need to defend yourself but itís not a solution, itís part of the problem.[QUOTE]
One reason for concealed carry is that the gun is out of sight. People carrying pistols in the open make others nervous; and, open carry is legal in many states. I get twitchy when I see someone carrying a pistol in the open (I'm of the opinion that they are making a statement and are not too concerned with self protection.
You are probably making things sound worse than they really are. There does not appear to be any of the escalation you predict in states where concealed carry is permitted. I am not a real fan of universal gun ownership, and I loathe the NRA, but I have to concede that in most places where concealed carry is legal, violent crime has gone down.
People who have taken the courses typically required to obtain a concealed carry weapon permit mostly learn about the law and the trouble you can get into even if you are involved in a justified shooting. Given a choice, I would make the courses more rigorous than they are and require more gun safety instruction and demonstrated marksmanship but, as it stands, I don't think your typical CCWP holder is much of a risk to the population at large.