ST. PETERSBURG — Given the recent armed robberies of two Tampa Bay real estate agents, many Realtors are wondering if they should start carrying a gun.
“No!” St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway emphatically said Friday. “That person’s going to take that gun away from you.”
I was amazed that this day and age, there are still mental derelicts that can stand in front of a room full of self-starting female professionals and tell them to their faces that they are too stupid to pull a trigger in self-defense. Out of the 523 sworn officers in the St. Petersburg Police Department, 17% of them are women (88 if my calculator did not steer me wrong) and I am guessing they do not carry sidearms because criminals may take them away from them. Maybe they are allowed to carry a duster or a bottle of Windex.
Seriously, the Tampa-St. Pete area appears to be the New Jersey of Florida. And I thought Broward County was anti gun.
Hat Tip to The Gun Writer.