Trust me, I'm easily at my 7th life as a cat. It's not bravado, Vegas almost killed me twice. I was almost run over in a complicated situation where the punk hit a support for the second floor walkway with a truck and my buddy pulled me behind the support.
I pissed off the owner of the Riveria there too. The conception that Vegas is controled by "corporations" is amusing to me.
I've had so many close calls driving it's not even funny. Big time close calls.
Never been shot at or knifed tho...but a friend has.