As Philly Crime Soared, Residents Have Flocked to Legal Gun Ownership to Protect Themselves and Their Families
By Grace Stevens
Janice Tosto never thought she would become a gun owner, especially now at age 58.
But over the last year, she began feeling a growing sense of lawlessness and danger in the city and particularly in her Germantown neighborhood. Now, she’s applying for a permit to carry a firearm.
“I’m not thrilled that I have to do this,” she said. “I’m kind of scared about doing this, but at the same time because of the way that things are going [with] all this lawlessness in the city, … as a Black woman, I just feel that it’s really important for me to have all the tools necessary to be able to defend myself.”
Tosto’s far from alone.
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