People sometimes wonder why I carry when visiting my sister in Philly. Philly is not safe, especially when you add attacks like this into the mix. These mob attacks are becoming more and more prevalent in the city, proving once again that people and culture are the problem, not guns.
Imagine you're just walking along on a sunny Saturday afternoon and a group of teens walking by you decide, for no apparent reason, to start happily beating the shit out of you. Why? Because they can and it's fun.
One of this man's attackers even had the gall to say to him "It's not our fault you don't know how to fight!" Do you think he'd be saying that if he or one of his buddies had just taken a round to the chest? I doubt it.
When a group of 20-40 young people, some as young as 11, are beating middle aged white guys unconscious just for kicks you have a serious violence problem that no amount of gun control will solve. These victims got off lucky. 18 year old Carter Strange was nearly killed during a beating by a group of "ethnic" youths ranging in age from 13 to 19.
By the way folks, carry more ammo. You've already gone through the hassle of strapping on a gun, so it's really not that much of a burden to throw an extra mag or two in your pocket before heading out. I usually carry one spare mag if I'm carrying a double stack pistol or two spares if it's a single stack. Maybe I should up that by one.