It seems that the more I read and learn, the more stories I hear about bad situations happening in Memphis. Sure, you expect it in DC or Baltimore, but I never expected it in TN. I've lived in Indianapolis and Louisville and St. Louis (all in "safe" areas), and I didn't feel too worried most of the time (granted, I had no SA at the time, but still). I never expected another medium-small midwestern city to have so many BGs floating around. I think I heard a pro-arms podcast where the CCW instructor told stories about how many of his students had confirmed self defense shootings. I also just finished reading the "have you been shot at" and "have you pulled your gun" and Memphis is disproportionately represented.
Are there just very few safe areas? Or is there a very large grey area where bad things can happen despite not looking exceedingly dangerous to the untrained eye?
Just curious. Anyway, it's waaaaaay to late and I need to get to bed.