A city beaureaucrat shows common sense: an armed populace makes the criminal element think twice about attempting to victimize their neighbors. If criminals are sure that many people carry guns, but don't know who specifically does, they're not going to chance attacking anyone for fear they'll be shot.
The cop quoted in the story who says that carrying guns "is not a recipe for a less violent community" obviously is too busy having a snit at the implication that the police can't protect the entire city of St. Louis to do anything but parrot the anti-gun propoganda pushed in larger cities.
I call this particular city leader, Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe of St. Louis, a hero.
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