Monday, October 6, 2008

St. Louis politician tells constituents to arm themselves

From the you-won't-see-this-in-New-York files:
Ward One Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe says shootings happen in his district on an almost regular basis, so he’s calling on the more law abiding citizens of his Ward to be armed with guns for protection.
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Troupe is encouraging his constituents to arm themselves for protection, but also wants them to call police “your only challenge is to stay alive until police get there and the only way for you to do that, in many cases, is to own a gun, know how to use it, and more importantly know when to use it.”

Article here.

1 comment:

leadchucker said...

I'm honestly shocked that a politician from St. Louis said it. That is not their typical chant, usually it's the opposite. North St. Louis is getting pretty bad these days. I'll drive out of my way to avoid the area....