Colorado Springs Gazette, Our View (Editorial), 23 December 2008
We've had a rough few months, but it could have been worse... and Colorado Springs ain't bad. Maybe it's the military influence, but more guns in the hand of the good guys and gals seems to be working.
I found the final paragraph quite remarkable:
“Among its peers, Colorado Springs has a small police force. Yet the city’s violent crime rate falls below the national average for cities its size. We suspect that’s due, at least in part, to a tradition among law-abiding adults learning the safe and proper use of defensive weapons and taking personal responsibility for their own safety, and the protection of weaker and meeker citizens whom they love. Colorado Springs should be proud.”