Starting a new job next week and the area is sketchy to say the least. Multiple robberies in the area, both personal and business within the last year, some "robberies gone bad" (somebody ended up getting shot) but the company policy specifically bans employees from carrying weapons. I don't feel safe there without a handgun. What would you do or have you done in similar situations? Getting another job isn't an option, if I limit my job search to areas that aren't at risk for this type of thing in the major metro I live in I would only be able to apply to like 1/4 of the area.