John Filippidis lives the American dream on Florida’s Gulf Coast. He built a business, raised a family and plays by the rules. He also has a concealed-weapon license, and he often uses it, according to The Tampa Bay Tribune.
“I wanted to be able to defend my family, my household and the ground I’m standing on,” he told The Tribune. “But I’m not looking for any trouble.”
Filippidis decided to keep the gun home, locked in the safe, when the family took a road trip to New Jersey to celebrate Christmas and attend a wedding.
The visit went as planned. The family’s return to Florida was another matter.