Friday, December 05, 2008

City Gov't Wises Up

It used to be that the vast majority of Americans were civilized and acted that way, and the small criminal element acted like criminals. The purpose of the police was to enforce laws and catch the small proportion of criminals.

But that has changed, now we have a larger portion of the population growing up without morals and our police force can't handle the volume of violent crimes that happen on a daily basis.

So what is a law abiding citizen to do? Arm themselves to protect their families and property, and one large city leader understand this:
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.

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.

"The community has to be ready to defend itself, because it's clear the economy is going to get worse, and criminals are getting more bold," Troupe, 72, said Tuesday.

Troupe said that when he and residents approached a district police commander last year, they were told "there was nothing he could do to protect us and the community ... that he didn't have the manpower."

He is correct, the police can't protect us from the psychopaths that roam the streets, we will have to protect ourselves.

But the biggest hindrance to an armed public, are the bleeding heart liberals that want to take our guns away and force us to rely upon the ineffectual police. And with Obama and the Donks in control of the gov't, private gun ownership restrictions appear to be on the horizon leaving us vulnerable to this violent thugs.

No wonder gun purchases are up 50% since the election.

Mr Minority