1- Well Ken it's probably not so bad here as some people might say, or think, but there is always the danger of being in even the right place at the wrong time. Here in Tulsa in the very midst of the "Bible Belt" there have been shootings and knifings in the high scale parts of town. 2- Ken, I'm not sure what the situation is in all the states, but here in Oklahoma myself and many friends openly wear 4"-5" fixed blade knives openly on our belts. Walosi, who lives in Kentucky, has a Concealed Carry License which permits him to carry any legal firearms and or knives that he can conceal. Arizona is a really free state where you can openly carry a handgun on your person anywhere you want to although it might be prudent not to do that if you appear a certain way in some high scale places. You might not be arrested for openly carrying the gun but you might be arrested for other things. Each state has its own laws concerning the carrying of knives and/or guns. There's even a couple of states that are as bad as Australia in their lack of carry freedoms and/or ownership. Their crime rates are higher than freer states!!!! It's all part of Being Free and responsible for your own actions!!!! 3- I only brought up the meds as a friend because of the last time you said things you didn't mean here. I myself had to come and apologize not so long ago for actions here that were out of character for me because I had went off of my anti depression meds that I could not afford to buy. (Now I have a Dr who helps us out by furnishing me free samples of an even better antidepressant.) It's my way of thinking that those of us who have to take such medicines might have to remind those others of us who have to take such medicines that we are acting out of sorts, still/again. I know I would appreciate it if I should go off the deep end again. However your mileage might vary. No offense intended, should have said that in the former post, sorry.