Editor, The Armory Life
I spent the last 9 years working for the gas company in north city. I understand completely.I’ve never heard the term soft target. I prefer to use the term potential victim. The one thing I’ve learned from working in St. Louis most of my life is those who are elderly and alone are seen as prey by predators.
I do worry about my brother-in-law who lives in a nicer neighborhood in the City of St. Louis and doesn’t own a gun. He is definitely a very soft target. He is 70 years old and his knees are bad which is obvious to anyone that sees him walking his very small dog. He's also very overweight, has gray hair, and a lot of lines on his face. He is the epitome of a soft target. If I were looking for someone to shove to the sidewalk and grab a wallet he would be it.
He and my sister own a condo near Myrtle Beach, SC and I wish they would move back there permanently rather than just for the winter every year. I don't consider St. Louis city to be a safe place to live regardless of the neighborhood.