Nope, there’s no magical way.
Cyndi Spencer

The statistics I read say that violent crime is way down. News reports about still extremely rare “mass” shootings are way up, but actual violent crime is down. Probably due to easier legal carry of weapons by regular Joe’s like you and me.

But I don’t give much credence to statistics. No statistic is going to protect me from a goblin waiting on my stairway late at night. But my Ruger will.