Friday, December 05, 2008

MO: City Official Tells Residents to Get Guns

(St. Louis, Missouri) With rampant crime, the last resort is victimization or self-defense and a St. Louis Alderman is telling his constituents to arm themselves.
Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe said yesterday he is telling his north St. Louis constituents to acquire guns and learn how to use them.

He said that "God-fearing, law-abiding citizens and homeowners" are being preyed upon by criminals and that police are ineffective, outnumbered or don’t care.

Troupe, 72, and a former state representative, said many people don’t realize they have a constitutional right to bear arms that they can use to fend off an intruder. He supports Missouri’s "conceal and carry" weapons law and is recruiting residents to take the required weapons safety course. Troupe said the wrong people own guns.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom said that guns are not the answer for crime-riddled neighborhoods. Social programs are better at crime prevention, he indicated, presumably just after slugging down a refreshing bolt of lefty Kool-Aid.

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