Today is the day that I was supposed to go downtown to the Courthouse and renew my conceal carry permit in North Carolina. Both my wife and I got our conceal carry permits after a disturbing situation that happened to us while we were hiking up in the mountains. Someone had been following my family from waterfall to waterfall near Brevard. Luckily, I’m an observant person and had taken notice. At a particular stop, we got out of the car and began the trek across a footbridge. This particular waterfall was going to be a long hike off the main road and I was beginning to feel very uncomfortable with the way the guy had been following us—skipping the same waterfalls I skipped, even doubling back on the exact one I doubled back to.