Attention Ms. Staples:
I understand about senseless gun violence too. My son carries a 9 mm slug in his calf due to a drive by shooting in California a few years ago.
As for not seeing any gun-toting Ocean Park people, that just means were all doing our jobs right, carrying concealed weapons. You shouldnt see any guns. But I know a dozen business owners here that carry every day. At the gun class my wife just attended at Bulldog Firearms in Ocean Park, there were mostly all women who all carry every day right in our little gun-toting town.
You should feel much safer knowing all were armed ...