That really blows. I lived in Oakland for almost 5 years back in the 70's and lived right in the heart of trouble, 98th & Macarthur Blvd. My exwife cleaned me out, including my car so I had to ride the city bus back and forth to work. I was stationed there in the Navy so I didn't have a choice of where I could live. Young, dumb and full of stupidity, I used to carry a 6" Ruger New Model Blackhawk in a shoulder rig!! Talk about the wrong thing to carry, shit how foolish was that. I didn't have too much trouble thankfully, I got stabbed once but I was able to walk away from that attack. Of course I wasn't armed at the time. Couldn't get a CC license then either. When I applied, all of the officers at the desk stopped what they were doing and laughed at me. That was very reassuring! It's a beautiful state but I wouldn't move back there for nothing. Unless they pay my mortgage off and let me keep my guns, then maybe!