Due to economic reasons I was forced to move into a bad side of the city. Recently, I was robbed at night, in the back of my apartment complex. He threatned me with a large butcher knife; he stole my purse. The useless LAPD still hasn't caught the man. I'm petrified that the suspect will come back again. I purchased a small hand gun and I registerd it with DOJ, etc. I found out that I can not carry it concealed. I've applied for a CCW permit, but it's virtually impossible, unless your a cop or some government official. The "Open carry" law was repealed. I'm not left with any options, so I'm going to carry it in my purse anyway. What would are the consequences of that? Would if this black guy comes back and tries to rob me and I shoot him. Will I still be arrested for carrying the gun?