posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by schuyler
reply to post by solomons path
I agree with everything you have said. I'm not for gun control or buy back programs. Simply butting in to share my experiences in the city others
were commenting on. Also . . . I said a "few" not couple. And, my visits aren't the typical let's go catch a game on the lake type visits. I'm
usually there for a week or more with work.
My point really, since there was some disagreement, is that I don't feel Seattle is a dangerous city. From your perspective, as a resident, it may
seem that way . . . especially, in light of surrounding areas. However, as big cities go, I have no apprehension about walking anywhere in the city
at night, by myself. I travel quite a bit and I can't say that about many other cities in the US, say South Chicago or parts of Queens or Lower
Manhattan. By contrast, I know people in Phoenix who won't go to the west valley or south Phx, because that's where most of the violent crime is
(according to the media) . . . yet not once has anything happened to anyone I know who frequents theses areas (Scottdale, on the other hand . . .
assualts, robberies, home invasions have touched people I know). Every city has crime/gang activity, but that doesn't mean random people get
shot/mugged. Does it happen, sure . . . but, it's not a given. Also, those who get attacked usually give off signs of being a vicitm and that is
who predators are going to target (another reason open and conceal carry work wonders!)
We're really on the same side of this issue . . . maybe, just not on the safety of Seattle. You say maybe I didn't know I was in danger, but
unless there were snipers posted on me or I happened to skip over a couple land mines . . . I would think my comfort level and lack of incidents in
the 24 years since my first trip up there would be a pretty good indicator of my safety (what else do I have to go on?). I've lived in Oakland, San
Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, and Long Beach . . . so who knows, maybe I'm just oblivious to gangs and violence?
Keep up the good fight and don't let Seattle dictate your guns rights for the whole state like NY and ILL.