I don't currently own a sidearm. When I get older and feel more like a mark I'll get a gun. I probably wouldn't get a carry permit. Didn't need one from 1976 to 1993. Won't need one in the future.
The thing about a carry concealed permit is that it isn't any good in many places. Any place with a metal detector or a sign in the window makes your permit moot. So you are only allow to pack heat where firearm carrying is permitted, which isn't very many places.