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St Louis Alderman calls on residents to carry guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jeff White, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

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    No, Charles Quincy Troupe is not a young Caucasian politician from a lily white ward. Charles Quincy Troupe is a Black politician from the inner city who is now apparently breaking from the dogma that all guns are always bad that inner city politicians have been preaching for years.

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/ne...29150EE3A06EA92C862575130014DD3A?OpenDocument

     
  2. FoMoGo

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    Damn I am glad to see that.
    We need more vocal pro 2A politicians out there.


    Jim
     
  3. zombienerd

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    I want to shake this man's hand. Always good to see politicians thinking rationally.
     
  4. Rob G

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    God Bless this man

    This just put a big smile on my face. :D I'm always happy when I see a public figure advocating for people to stand up and defend themselves and their rights. I wish Alderman Troupe success in his endeavor.
     
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    No apparent impact on crime?

    Funny that the impact is listed right below in the same article.:rolleyes:
     
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    The village is tired of the wolves circling unopposed.
     
  7. Vermont

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    Well, there are no stats indicating what happened in the first two years after the bill became law, maybe they went from 4 to 1 in those two years. It doesn't say.

    Even with those stats, it would be hard to show that a rise or fall was related to the passing of the bill.

    I'm not saying it had no effect, just that from the article you cannot conclusively say that the new law had a positive impact.
     
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    Awesome, great article. I wish more politicians embraced this as well, we can only dream.
     
  9. ArfinGreebly

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    Out Of Touch?

    Yeah.

    Just give the bully what he wants, and he'll leave you alone.

    Better yet, give him a hug -- they can't shoot you if you hug them, right?

    I think the guy may be right, though. Anyone with common sense is probably out of touch with society.

    And that's kind of tragic.

     
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    Good for him. I have family that lives in that area and it isn't a good place.
     
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    The only thing that will stop a bad with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

    You may quote me on that.
     
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    Well, I've never had any faith in the police. They are there to enforce the law, not to protect me.
     
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    They're there mostly to write traffic tickets as revenue for their employers.
    Don't count on them for much of anything else.

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    While I'm happy he embraces the idea, it's not in everybodys interest for everybody to be armed IMO.

    For some people, it's just not the right thing for them. It's their decision though. I hope anyone with the idea will ponder that before they do buy a weapon.
     
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    He should give a seminar for the urban Chicago politicians.
     
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    Troupe will be on the Mark Reardon show on KMOX radio in 3 O'Clock CST hour. You can listen online at www.KMOX.com
     
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    Not having guns hasn't worked well for the law-abiding people there, why should they stay on that course?
     
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    See, now that is some solid logic right there. Mr. Troupe obviously has no idea.

    So I mean, let's not stop there you know? Let's apply this type of solid thinking to other areas of high crime in this country. Hopefully it will help!

    My proposal:
    1) Ban and confiscate ALL cars, that way, you can't steal something that is not there! Besides, they were responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths... AMERICANS AGAINST CAR VIOLENCE
    2) Kill all women. That way, how is any woman going to get raped?
    3) Kill all law abiding citizens but keep the criminals walking - buy their lunches as well. That way, who are the criminals going to attack? I mean, they're not going to attack each other because they have GUNS and so they're able to protect themselves. Luckily, law abiding citizens do not have guns, which always makes sense. So it all makes sense to me.
    4) Kill all kids in all schools and univerisities. Kill everyone that gathers in places that have more than 3 people in a space. That way, there's no one for a mass shooter to shoot up.

    Who's with me! :rolleyes:
     
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    This is incredibly good news for an urban area as anti-gun as STL is. Good man, he is...
     
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    I imagine Mr. Troupe just torpedoed his political career in the Democrat Party.

    L.W.
     
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    A former instructor and personal friend of mine, the Sheriff of Williamsburg Co. SC (northwest of Charleston), Kelvin Washington, is on record as encouraging people, especially shop owner, to get their carry permits and to arm themselves.

    Washington, who belongs to the Democratic party, is the youngest African-American ever to serve as President of the South Carolina Sheriff's Association.

    (What? A young black man, from a poor district, who is a Democrat, and also LE & a politician, saying we need MORE guns?!?!?! How's that for breaking stereotypes!)
     
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    W-O-W a good sense politician, we need him in Washington. I love it when people are honest and stand up for the honest and law abiding people.
     
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    THis is a fine man.
     
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