For a 2 1/2 year period over 20 years ago, before it became a kinder, gentler city, I drove a NYC cab. Drove at night six nights a week, 10-11 hours per night. Never skipped one night of work. Never carried a gun. Found myself in a personally scary situation on more than just one occassion. Now that I'm older, I'm not so sure I would still have the stones to repeat those days. During one of those years four drivers were murdered at night. During my tenure as a driver, I experienced two unsuccessful robbery attempts. Let me repeat that. Unsuccessful.
I would think those street creds give me the right to voice my own opinion on this subject.
You have every right to voice your own opinion as well, but unless you've done that yourself, don't make yourself look stupid trying to sound like Arnold Stupid-nager with the girlie boy stuff. In the context of this discussion, it's appropos of nothing.
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