Thread: St. Louis City alderman gets it
ST. LOUIS— A St. Louis city leader frustrated with the police response to rising crime called Tuesday on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property.[/b]
Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe said police are ineffective, outnumbered or don't care about the increase in crime in his north St. Louis ward. St. Louis has had 157 homicides in 2008, 33 more than last year at this time.
Here's hoping that more leaders begin to realize this sad truth.The link to the full story:
Looks like I was slow on the draw. Thanks Doug.
Fox and Friends had a spot today with Troupe and a Sheeple rep. Once again, her arguments against this were way off. He is asking folks to arm themselves in their homes to prevent crime there. She goes right into the whole "there will be guns in schools and grocery stores" blah blahblah same tired stuff they always spew.
The sheep lady then lets us know that violence begets more violence and she doesnt want her kids to see or hear about it. Blah Blah Blah.
She believes an 8 hour course is not long enough for people to know how to handle a gun responsibly. Ibark at the TV "thats why we continue to go to the range lady".
Then we find out that her husband was gunned down in front of their home. OK I get it now. You dont like guns because your husband was killed by a gun. WRONG!!! Your husband was killed by a person who used a gun.
Allison did a decent job as an interviewer but they never ask ALL the right questions IMO.
AllAmerican wrote:Please do not presume to speak for "we". You watch and bark and "continue to go to the range."Ibark at the TV "thats why we continue to go to the range lady".
The collective conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.
Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth.
Whatever Doug. OK I dont speak for "We" collectively.
Is it me or do you just look for anything in any post on this forum to start on?
FWIW, I agree with you here:
"The collective conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.
Either we are equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will, with wits and guns and the truth."
My point wasnt that anyone should continue to train themselves or even that they should have to take the course.
I certainly am not saying folks who do not continue to shoot do not have a right to own or carry guns.
So what, then, does your continuing to go to the range have to do with responsibility?
The Second Amendment says "shall not be infringed" for a reason and its not to allow each generation of our thousands and thousands of tyrant neighbors to be arbiter of politically correct responsibility. Which would you rather, All American Anony Mouse, one tyrant thousands of miles away or thousands of tyrant neighbors?
There is an essential tension between freedom and community and between orthodoxy and heterodoxy.
Safety is the first act of security theater and the tyrant's tool because no one can be against safety - or responsibility. After all, it's "For the chilldruun!" an invitation to thoughtlessness.
As for the OP, the police here admitted as much to our CCW permit class. They respond to crimes, and very occasionally catch one in progress, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety/security. Too right, as our disarmed Brit cousins might say.
Im not arguing your points Doug. In fact Im in total agreement with you. However, I feel that you have a tendency to read into someone elses post the worst possible.
AllAmerican wrote:Then struggle as I do to write clearly and concisely if not for simpletons.My point wasnt that anyone should continue to train themselves or even that they should have to take the course.
I parse your quoted above statement as;
My point was not that anyone should continue to train themselves or even that they shold have to take the course.
This after agreeing with the invincibly ignorant that there is some politically correct required responsibility met by continuing range time. Continuing training is argued at length here but not continuing education in literacy.
But you have convinced me that you are a good heart and I won't pick at you further in this thread.
Yes, I see that my typing failed me in what you've italicized.
Did someone miss their true calling in life?
Looks like Mrs. Doer that was my freshman Latin teacher! But no, I should not have been a teacher though I had very good ones. Them what can, do, them what can't teach.
"A North St. Louis alderman's solution to rising urban crime and gun deaths is to arm everybody.
Charles Quincy Troupe, a frequent critic of his city's police force, says more "Show Me State" residents should buy guns and get training, and that if criminals knew they're more likely to meet resistance, they might think twice about their illegal activities."