I admit I do live in proximity to one of the most violent cities in the world, Detroit.
While my suburban community has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, which I attribute to the fact that we are among the most heavily armed communities in the country, I would like to know where I should go for safety, all things considered. I am mobile, coming up on retirement, and open to living anywhere in the world.
Where would you suggest, all factors considered. And can I have a shotgun when I get there?
I presume you started the thread in order to refresh the argument for/against firearms. I'm not going to involve myself in that, but I do find it sad that in approaching retirement your first priority is the ability to defend yourself with a gun, rather than quality of life, healthcare, climate, food, and all the other things that make life worthwhile.
Where are you, actually. Is it nice? Can you get by with no need to defend yourself? I'm truly interested in such a place if that's what you have.
I live on the edge of a large city that has its fair share of violent crime, but I don't feel the need to carry a gun. Judging from the news reports the great majority of victims of weapons are themselves users of weapons. I just live my life and enjoy it.
As predicted this thread is going exactly where you aimed it, so I'll leave it to you and the mods.
Or this. Why don't you just go to a shop and exchange some cash for some sausages. No need for a gun really is there?!
And when you are home with your sausages and someone that wants your sausages breaks in with a knife, wants to take your sausage and hurt you, throw some cash that them. See if that works and let me know, if you're still able to do so.
Also, it is not up to you to tell me if I can have a gun or not. In my country is our choice whether we have a gun or not. So there.
Oh, by the way, I personally chose not to own a gun. Used to have to carry one, got tired of it.
Another possibility is that the bipolar, underpaid, single mom of 3 behind the counter will promptly lose it.... pulling out her double sawed-off the moment she sees you, thinking to herself... "that SOB with his shiny little cap pistol looks just like my cheating drunken scumbag ex, and they're both gonna pay for it right now... from the waist on down."