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Old July 30, 2010, 08:10 PM   #1
chucky222
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Miami,, just how dangerous is it?

GF's 20yr old son lives in Alabama going to Miami (alone) for a Cruise.

Have heard last few years about how dangerous and criminal infested that area has become.

Would like some experienced advice about this, thanks in advance.

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Old July 30, 2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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The Miami cruise port area IS in a nasty area, wife and I have gone out of there a few times, but prefer to go out of Ft. Lauderdale. Miami is close to main highways, but you need to go through a zone near the ports that isn't so nice. You can't bring a gun into the port (think like an airport), so you just make sure you don't need to stop until you get inside the parking area
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Old July 30, 2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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wow, that was quick. thanks bro
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Old July 31, 2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Miami Vices, J-ville...

Thanks to Hollywood & media hype, Miami & south FL get a bad rap. Gun writer, sworn LEO & tactics expert Massad F Ayoob stated in a recent article that Jacksonville FL & Duval County have higher violent crime rates than Orlando, Tampa and/or Miami(Dade county).
I picked up a good friend at the Port of Miami after a trip about 2 years ago. The area was safe in the daytime and I did not see any real issues.
I had my loaded Ruger GPNY .38spl with me, . It was in a plastic secured gun case.
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Old July 31, 2010, 08:34 AM   #5
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I grew up in Miami and lived there many years in various areas. The neighborhood west of Biscayne Blvd, in the area of the port , known as 'Over town' could be dangerous, particularly at night, but in daylight as well. If a person got lost and ended up in the midst of it at a traffic stop or whatever.

The park that is adjacent to the port on Biscayne is also a place I wouldn't want to be after dark or unarmed. Than again, I haven't been down there in twenty years or more but back in the '70s and '80s there were people killed or maimed down that way. It may be different nowadays.
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Old July 31, 2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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