You think wrong. Jesus dude, people own guns/knifes/etc, always have always will. It's as much a part of urban life as it is rural, and I've had plenty of exposure to them on both ends, enough to know that people who seek "protection" go there, and not always without good reason. That is not to say that a lot of stupid things happen when a lot of stupid people buy guns, but it is to say that when I rode a long with certain bandleaders to get their cash payroll to a safe place along a r