I do understand those that need firearms, like yourself, living in the big outdoors, something we do not have on this small island, but why does a chap living in town, or a big city, like new York, or Chicago need to have a concealed pistol when going to the grocery store?
In the ten years I have lived here I have personally seen scant need for a carry gun. When I first arrived it was a novelty so I did the course, and received a carry permit. However, with both my squaddies head, and plod head firmly on my shoulders I know that a firearm can be a trouble magnet. So best to not carry one, and just be aware of my surroundings and environment like I used to in the UK, avoiding unwanted trouble and interactions.
All I do with my firearms is load them up in the car, take them to the range, have a shoot, then go home. I have a loaded Glock conveniently hidden in the bedroom, but that is it. I have met plenty of people here who have a pistol in their car, seems to be a thing with Texans, and I notice one, or two a month with a pistol hidden under a shirt. The one that gets me are the dildo brained motorcyclists who openly carry a pistol whilst riding their bike, and wandering around wearing their biker gear.
From the NRA generated propaganda you would think that the country was in a condition of near WW3. The reality is that there are less people owning guns now than previously. There has been a hiccup with Covid as many wanted to prepare for the zombie apocalypse so many previous non-gunowners went out and bought themselves something. When push comes to shove many of those individuals will sell off their purchase to pay an electric bill, or for a holiday, and gun ownership will continue back on its decline.