I try to keep an open mind and wouldn't want to offend anyone's hometown. Sadly, these occurrences are prevalent in many cities and until something like this gets your attention, you don't really know just how much crime is in your own backyard. But reading the daily logs certainly confirms why SP got her carry permit. Following the local news, recalling her friend abducted in high school, being home alone with the kids, jogging alone, etc. are all valid reasons for wanting extra protection.