Last night I was watching James Stewart in a western movie set in Dawson City. It is a recurring theme of these old movies of a gang taking over a town by force. In this one they were robbing the others of their gold claims along a river. Jimmy S.'s character ends up cleaning out the gang - mostly by shooting them. This story line is so often told that one wonders if it was " the norm " or what ! Perhaps it still lingers even now. Anyway, it's a good story - but just how much credibility should foreigners looking in on the USA give it ? I would like to hear from people actually resident to tell their stories. Use a pseudonym if you feel you need to. Does a gang control your area ? Is this capitalism at work ?