Here near the Colorado-Wyoming border, just about everyone owns guns.
We don’t have any shootouts, except for the occasional murder committed by the police department, and covered up by the district attorney. We have very little crime, other than bicycles being stolen on the CSU campus and drunk and disorderly college students.
I do worry about being hit by cars on my bicycle (it has happened several times) – but the the thought of being shot has never occurred to me.
Imbecile lefties take statistics from gun-free cities dominated by minority gangs with illegal weapons, and mindlessly transpose that on to law abiding citizens who live in an entirely different world.
(Before any Brits take the opportunity to look ridiculous, I will remind them that our crime rate in Fort Collins is less than one sixth of that in the UK.)