We have local gangs with members over the thousand mark, with military grade weapons explosives and now training. Add to this body armor and armored vehicles…. unless fighting a military unit they will roll over them like a speed bump.
in town will not be a safe place if they spot you or worse hear you defending your place let the others soften you then finish you.
You also have the police and government who will come looking to “liberate” your supplies under emergency management to distribute to the needy…. what will you do?
we have prisons near my area (within 200 km) minimum of 1000 each each are at least 50% gang units.
Even though gangs are not the people i choose to spend time with i still know who and where they are as well as some hierarchy you never know when you may have to negotiate. These are all reasons why moving permanently to BOL soon. I doubt they will make it that far and if they do it wont be in numbers they have now.