Been literally 40 years since I was here the last time. Strangely, Mardi Gras finished two days ago. My niece is getting married. As we drove our rental from the airport and got closer to the Quarter, it gets pretty seedy before it gets better. I checked Handgunlaw.us and I can carry in LA but there are very strict rules about establishments with alcohol. Almost all the activities are within a block of where we are staying. I have zero desire to go "out on the town". I cannot pack in 90% of where we will be staying. The wedding is at some hoity-toity outside place [where booze is served] and not a church.
The reason I mention this at all is that as we traveled through some pretty rough neighborhoods on our way to the Quarter and I, for the first time in years, was surprisingly ill at ease. I told my wife that my "Plan B" was not a viable option this time. Think of the poor folks in Chicago and New York City. Keep you posted.