Go with the flow, and you will likely ride the stream right into the gutter.

Before we can have safe communities people who live in said communities must make some serious decisions. Before that, they have to decide if they want their neighborhoods to to be law abiding or not. A safe community will probably be a law abiding one. In a s non-law abiding community, people who don’t respect the law couldn’t care less about your safety.
     Just like there is no such thing as a partially law abiding community, there is no such thing as a partially safe community. 
     If you see a problem with prostitution in your neighborhood but don’t see one with the sale of illegal, tax free cigarettes. Then that is like saying you don’t care about cars parked on the streets being stolen as long as no one touches yours in your garage or driveway.
     Life is about choices, and the quality of our lives depend on the choices we make.
     Don’t be bashful. Don’t play dumb. You know right from wrong. Make the right choices or you wont have much of a life or future.

People who don’t handle guns don’t know this but they should.

First of all, if you handle guns often enough, you are, at some time likely to have an unintentional discharge. Ask any gun handler. If they are honest, they will substantiate this. At any rate, here are some safety tips:

http://www.nssf.org/safety/basics/

You can help.

Law enforcement is more than willing to work with the community in most places. It makes their job easier and safer. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get people to join neighborhood patrols and crime watches. Even when they are started, it is extremely hard to keep volunteers interested and motivated. I speak as one who has worked as a volunteer with crime watch patrols over a period of thirty years, in New York and Florida.