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Old 08-31-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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by reading a few of the last posts anybody can see that anytown in USA is full of drug dealers/couriers, its getting scarier by the minutes close yourself in your houses, lock the doors and nail shut the windows!!! life as we knew it if over!!!

Wait, wait, I hear knocing at the door must be the courirer with my fix!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Okay, serious-time. I didn't know they really did this (I thought it was something you had to go out of you way to find out - I.E. request the info from appropriate sources and/or look it up on some convoluted government website), but we got a mailing in the post the other day letting us know a guy who got convicted of rapping someone back in the 70's (twenty-something years in jail later) has moved in a few blocks from us.

So, my question to those of you who have expressed concern (and apparently live in crippling fear of anyone other than themselves and their immediate family) is: What brand of pepper spray is the best? Or, being that this is AZ, should I skip that and just get a gun?
Jill, I highly recommend the stuff that Diamondback Police Supply advertises. Very effective spray.

Whether you choose the spray or the gun, make sure you get a little training.

You can DM me if you want more information.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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lol, oh, Chorizo. I was kidding (even though I said it was serious). I guess it is serious, though. I've always kind of thought it might be smart to have pepper spray, but what are the odds you'll need it.

I might just get some bare mace - then it can do double duty for camping and... walking around (?) or whenever I might be mugged.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: western Chicago suburbs hopefully soon Tucson
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If anyone is worried about regestered sex offenders in your area you can check here:

National Sex Offender Registry

Up until recently there was one right accross the street from me. You might be surprised how many are around you.

Here (IL) they are not supose to live within 500 ft. of any place where kids normally congregate, I.E. school, pre-school, daycare, playground, etc. This guy was probably 550 ft. from a pre-school.
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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lol, oh, Chorizo. I was kidding (even though I said it was serious). I guess it is serious, though. I've always kind of thought it might be smart to have pepper spray, but what are the odds you'll need it.

I might just get some bare mace - then it can do double duty for camping and... walking around (?) or whenever I might be mugged.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!

I buy my GF a new can of spray every year. (they can go stale)
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Barrio Logan/Shelltown
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I lived in the Alvernon Villas apartments when I was in Tucson. I remember it being an extremely busy intersection, and don't remember any low income people. I do know that a lot of people would walk to Frys. But that was in 1989, I don't know what it's like now, though.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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You know, I don't think I've ever been to this intersection. I might have to give it a try lol!!
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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You know, I don't think I've ever been to this intersection. I might have to give it a try lol!!
It is not all its cracked up to be.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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If nothing else... I guess that talking about the so-called horrors of Grant & Alvernon gets everybody's mind off of the so-called "awful southside" of Tucson! How refreshing...

Hey! I have an idea! Why not just have people go and scope out and discover a certain area for themselves, and then if it truly does not meet their needs - they can go and set up their residence elsewhere? They shouldn't always take somebody else's word for it.
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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If nothing else... I guess that talking about the so-called horrors of Grant & Alvernon gets everybody's mind off of the so-called "awful southside" of Tucson! How refreshing...

Hey! I have an idea! Why not just have people go and scope out and discover a certain area for themselves, and then if it truly does not meet their needs - they can go and set up their residence elsewhere? They shouldn't always take somebody else's word for it.
God forbid, Zony . . . then what would "the pushy members" do?
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