"As the weather becomes warmer in Chicago's young thugs will again be targeting their victims out on the streets on the Gold Coast for assault, robbery or worse. Tourists are particularly desirable targets because the experienced thugs know they will not return to appear in a Chicago courtroom to testify. It’s a fact of life, particularly in the Windy City.
With the proliferation of inexpensive cell phones groups of savages can assemble quickly out of nowhere. They count on their numbers to overcome and brutalize their victims. Don’t let their young ages or initially friendly appearance take you off guard. Avoiding them on sight is the best policy.
If you must be out do not leave home without a decent handgun, preferably a modern large caliber semi-automatic. Also carry at least two extra magazines. Hopefully you’ve already obtained some professional training.
Chicago’s bans on possession and carrying firearms are blatantly un-Constitutional and under review in the courts as we speak. I don’t see a quick resolution. I advocate ignoring the bans because your life is far more important than the whims of the politicians who want you defenseless......".