posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 11:29 PM
Originally posted by Urantia1111
reply to post by solomons path
You're darned tootn it does. That part of our country is pretty consistently FBI-rated as highly dangerous. I know a few people living in the Phoenix
area who carry as a rule. You very well might need it on any given day relatively speaking. Very busy area for criminal types. Nice city though to be
While the areas surrounding Tucson (the Catalinas, Patagonia, Nogales) can be an "adventure" if you are out hiking/camping/hunting or you own a
ranch outside of civilization . . . the city is no more dangerous than any other city. Most of the issues come from the typical gang-types, not
Cartels (although I'm sure there may be some loose association).
Phoenix, on the other hand, I'll have to disagree with your assessment. I was born in PHX and have lived here the majority of my life. The
exceptions being some time spent living in Oakland (notoriously viewed) and Dallas. I have never carried open or concealed, even though it's
perfectly legal without permit, and never encountered a situation when I wished I had. It's actually a very quiet metro area. Violent crime is
mostly found in three areas, S. PHX (low income), W PHX (lower/middle class), and Tempe (by ASU). Even then, I've never known anyone affected in
those areas, unless they were up to no good to begin with. Not saying it doesn't happen, as it does in every major city, but nowhere near what you
hear about in places like Chicago, New York, and DC.
I do know/see, however, quite a few "urban cowboys" walking around acting like they wish something would happen . . . Not saying your friends don't
have reason to carry, but just don't want a false sense of the "danger" of the area portrayed. I think the media does like to "hype" up the
incidents though . . . nothing better than keeping us in fear . . .