Two incidents while I was living in Reading, PA convinced me to start carrying a gun. Just as three U-boats were formed as “wolfpacks” to attack merchant fleets, both involved three thugs and one victim. During an assault on an old man one night, someone stepped out of the shadows and told them to get off the block - when they persisted, whoever it was shot and killed one of the three, and the other two fled. During an assault on a 23-year-old man near Albright College by three 17-year-olds, one of the teens pulled a gun, and the man drew his sanctioned weapon and shot him. The only follow-up story on these two crimes was that the teen’s gun had been LOANED to him by some woman.