Well, . . . I gave away my .380, . . . am becoming more comfortable with a shoulder holster, . . . now have 2 1911's, . . . and in general I am more "watchful" while I am away from the homestead.
And I credit more of that to better training and greater desire than to any particular "event". I gave up political rallies and movie theaters some 30+ years ago.
I agree that there isn't the amount of crime there used to be, . . . but also it used to be that one could almost predict the areas, . . . but with today's highway systems, . . . availability of transportation, . . . no area's are exempt. Therefore, I try to "play it safer".
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!