Personal Security Is a Personal Responsibility?St. Louis City Leader Says Police Ineffecti
Personal Security Is a Personal ResponsibilitySt. Louis City Leader Says Police Ineffective, Tells Residents to Get Armed
Friday, December 05, 2008
Violent crime is on the rise in St. Louis, and at least one city leader has a solution to the problem: more armed, law-abiding citizens.
Last year, City Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe, along with a group of concerned citizens, approached a district police commander looking for answers and reassurance in the wake of his citys rising crime rate. What they were told didnt make them feel better. According to Alderman Troupe, the police commander told the group there was nothing he could do to protect us and the community … that he didnt have the manpower.
Frustrated with law enforcement officials and what he sees as an ineffective response to crime in the city, Alderman Troupe recently called on residents to arm themselves for self-defense, and to protect their families and property. The community has to be ready to defend itself, because its clear the economy is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold, said Troupe.
The Second Amendment IS Homeland Security !