- Jan 16, 2008
So business has placed me in downtown Oakland, CA for the last 2 weeks and I may be here for another 2 weeks. Staying in the City Center Marriott, supposedly the best hotel in town. In the past 2 days there have been 5 shootings and 3 killed within a 10 block radius of the hotel. I did not fly out here because my business travel required stops in Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska and Nevada before ending up on the West Coast. I have concealed carry permit with reciprocity in many states, but CA is not one of them. By the way, the City of Oakland's response to this crime wave has been to publicize their gun bay back program. I have two options, hide out in the hotel or ?? Might I observe that the H&K P7M8 with an inside the belt carry makes an almost invisible carry piece. So, what would you do?