Visiting Chicago and feeling uncomfortable without my EDC

Visiting Chicago and feeling uncomfortable without my EDC

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    Visiting Chicago and feeling uncomfortable without my EDC

    I'm here for a few days and its very disconcerting to be walking around without my EDC. I could never live here. Great city. Unacceptable gun control laws...


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    Take a deep breath. Little girls survive visits to Chicago every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmglock23 View Post
    Take a deep breath. Little girls survive visits to Chicago every day.
    LOL. True enough. I've survived several trips here in the past as well. It's just feels very strange to know I've got nothing with which to defend myself other than my good looks should the situation require it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmglock23 View Post
    Take a deep breath. Little girls survive visits to Chicago every day.

    Haha, very true. Most of the violence is in isolated drug and gang areas.
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    Get some good food while you're there.
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    All Chicago needs is another Al Capone to straighten things out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    Get some good food while you're there.
    Already have

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamx View Post
    I'm here for a few days and its very disconcerting to be walking around without my EDC. I could never live here. Great city. Unacceptable gun control laws...
    I agree with you. I was just there last week and I hated having to keep my EDC locked up and unavailable when out and about.

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    Use good judgement when your out and about there and have good situational awareness.
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    I try to avoid going to Chicago whenever I can. When I go there I always have a good an interesting time, though. It's only +/- 90 miles from my home but crossing that state line feels like going into a different country to me. I don't know why that is - their politics? I have no idea. We have high crime in Milwaukee - not as bad is Chicago - but at least here we can arm ourselves for self defense & the BGs know it. I haven't been to Chicago since Wisconsin passed the Concealed carry Law so I imagine I'll be even more uncomfortable not being able to carry when I've gotten used to carrying wherever I go.

    Years & years ago between my Navy & Army days my boss went to Chicago. He had a .25 cal semi-auto in his glove box had it stolen from a very nice & pricey residential neighborhood. Gotta wonder how many crimes were committed with that! He was eternally grateful he hadn't "forgotten" his .357 snubby was in the car. (In his defense he was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Milwaukee County, not that I think that would have done him any good in Illinois.)
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    It bothers me when I go, but if you are in the burbs or the Michigan Ave area you will be OK. Avoid the south side and the west side.
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    I think you'll be alright... Since you can't carry and the criminals can't either. Least you're on a level playing field. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    All Chicago needs is another Al Capone to straighten things out.
    Agreed.

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    Let's see, you knew you were going, voluntarily, in advance ... Serves ya' right

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmglock23 View Post
    Take a deep breath. Little girls survive visits to Chicago every day.
    And dozens get shot/knifed every week. It's worth feeling a bit of the need for heightened awareness, anytime one isn't armed, but particularly so in a place known for its violent attacks on innocents.
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