One place was I believe where there was a camera shop, also after we got home there were three shootings within a couple of blocks of our Motel 6, I think near Black Canyon Highway! To be honest I don't remember exactly where the areas were, and as such perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned it. We also went walking at night in Birmingham UK and some local relatives said "you walked where last night?" with some incredulity that we weren't beaten and robbed, I'm not a small person and I know about walking with confidence and trying to not look lost or afraid, like others have said "like you belong".
Don't know where you were in our alleged city that your friend would feel the need to be armed. There is nothing much in the "rough" neighborhoods that would compel you to walk through them. It would not be subtle. Not that the real world is without danger but huh?
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