I bring my gun simply because its heavy and makes the bag look heavy and full no matter what i put in it. in my state, for a minor offense like shoplifting, having a gun brings no extra charges as long as you dont use it. Is it stupid tho? I mean, i have my license to carry, but i just feel like a dumb ass shoplifting with a firearm in a bag sometimes. and if im gonna go out shoplifting i should at least leave it in the car.