Sometimes you read something and say "I wish I had written that". What he said Common sense abounds in Nathan's post. His thoughts do not just apply to Gary or Indianapolis, they are accurate for Mulberry or Madison, Fort Wayne or French Lick. His ideas will work in Chicago, LA, Detroit or Washington DC (ok, maybe not Detroit).
Buy a gun, look out for your neighbors, and remember it not the the policeman's job to prevent crime, but to find the criminal afterward.