I have had a pistol or consealed weapon permit for 35 yrs. and never needed it. To make a long story short this past Saturday at 3 a.m. two black males with bandanas on their faces tried to force me off the road. I was in my pick-up toeing a farm tractor. They started shooting my truck with what I believe to be a pellet gun. They shot my truck 13 times starting with the tail gate and worked their way forward. It lasted for 5 miles. They stayed on my drivers side in my blind spot. They moved closer and had their bumper even with my drivers side door and shot out my drivers side window at this point I unloaded my revolver into their front quarter and grill and they turned away on a side road and were gone. I went to the police station covered with glass and made a report. The police upon seeing I had a licensed hand gun and permit were very nice and respectful and are investigateing the incident. They seem to think they were going to rob me and take my truck and tractor. There have been a lot of tractor thefts in our area. The point I am trying to make is I don't think things would have went as smoothly if I had not had a permit. I may have been the criminal. Brothers if you carry a hand gun, get a permit. You never know when you might need it. I hope you never do.