I should note that I'm still assuming in both cases we aren't dealing with 'lowlifes' showing up specifically because of the knowledge of what is in the house.
If we DO assume someone finds out what is in the house, I still see the following scenarios: 1- Lowlife shows up to steal gun. Low life either steals gun and uses it to kill someone, or gets shot by gun owner. 2-Lowlife shows up to accost/molest/stalk the stripper. There is danger to the neighbors, though mostly on the piece of mind front. The DANGER to the neighbors is greater in the first situation.
Not that I'm advocating that the stripper should be sacrificed because of their profession, they don't deserve that even though it is a risk of the job. The gun owner could also be a target, but the mind set of most of the gun owners I know is that owning the gun gives them a way to protect themselves.
tldr; I never once said that the licensing was the problem, I've been arguing against the public release of those records. It's the public release of that information that needs to be discussed and more than a little bit of sense applied to when/where/how it is used.
And finally, back to the alcohol problem. If bars are forced to stop serving at 2, and strip clubs are allowed to serve until 5, it sounds like to me the local laws about serving alcohol need to be addressed to get rid of the loophole. Again, it's not the strippers that are the problem, but the fact that their establishment is getting preferential treatment.