It is not guns that kill people or even bullets, it is people that kill people.
Also bear in mind that there are no shootings in the UK as most guns are illegal and you have to have a bloody good reason to own the legal ones!
Oops forgot the illegal guns, yes the ones most often used to kill here in the UK and probably most other places are illegally held!
In this day and age, it's unfortunate that doing what you love can sometimes put you at a greater risk. It's never been truer for me when out for street photography. I'd have to completely agree with PBD, gaffing the hell out of your camera draws much attention. Walking with a bit of confidence and others is far more effective. There is only one true protective measure I can take. While I don't carry while traveling abroad, I do here in California... especially at night on the street. I do have a CWP for a few different counties... most notably I always carry in San Francisco and Oakland. I also carry when in the back country while hiking. I also always travel with my brother and a friend or two when in rather sketchy areas, they carry also. We steer clear of trouble by keep situationally aware and that really is the first line of defense. The last is covered by Springfield. I'd put it under the title of have it but hope to never need it.
yeah, carrying a gun makes things alot safer. i guess this is what makes americas murderrate so low, the easy access to guns.... *facepalm*
safest way to travel? be confident, be open minded, dont worry too much and BE NICE! carrying a gun - well, thats not a way to show you're a nice guy imo..... makes you more a threat - and what happenes to threats? exactly.....
I guess you don't really understand the concept of a CWP. A CWP holder are not the ones out there you need to be worried about, they don't show a gun everywhere...that's the whole point, they are the law abiding citizens. My brother is a cop and I used to be one, so my understanding of this may be a little different than yours. The murderrate [sic] has little to do with the people who don't follow the law. There are many laws on the books keeping guns out of the hands of those that shouldn't have them and that has stopped no one.
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