Well, they sometimes do, but fortunately, they’re mainly shooting each other with them.
If you believe the news, Chicago is the most democrat place in the land. Look at their situation. They buy guns just to shoot each other, while the whole rest of Illinois buys guns to protect themselves from Chicago democrats.
It’s the same here in Oakland etc. At least that’s what I have seen. Your experience may be different.
Wow. I just Googled per capita murder rates, and just, wow! St. Louis at 64+ per 100,000!
As a working person in a quieter area, I still think my chances of being involved in a defensive shooting are vanishingly small. But relative to what they were ten years ago, I'd bet it's higher by at least an order of magnitude (10X).
I'm armed ALL THE TIME, now. Although I've had a CCW permit for over 20 years, I wasn't always as good about carrying as I am now. Even if I go out to put gas in the car, I'll throw a snubby in my jeans pocket if I don't strap up with more.