The folly of "safe areas," like "gun free zones"
is that they simply don't exist.
We, on DC know this. The ladies in Pasadena, LA, and other metro areas, apparently don't.
And, the real sad thing is that in most cases, they couldn't carry a decent defensive weapon, even if they wanted to, because of highly restrictive (or non-existant) CCW laws in many of the really large metro areas, like New York, Chicago, LA, and the like...
They have to rely on increased police presence in some areas to let themselves "feel" safer.
An illustrative story, here: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/...women-on-edge/