I travel to Chicago on occasion as part of my job. Funny how I don't feel the least bit safer despite all the gun laws. My co-workers up there, all white collar professionals, actually joke about how bad some of their neighborhoods are. They've just come to accept crime as part of their everyday lives. It's odd, I've always advocated you should do everything you can to not make yourself a victim. I even said that back in my gun control advocacy days. I fully expect to find out someone I know was mugged by the next time I get back up there.
The crazy thing is they keep suggesting new gun control laws and crime continues to get worse. At what point does the citizenry go "Maybe this isn't working?"