Which comes first: safety or an armed populace?

By Skyler Ashley
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

DEWITT — Upon entering DeWitt, one the first things you can find is the Clark Corners, a shopping plaza not too far from downtown. While it appears mostly barren, one store definitely grabs attention and that is Capital Area Tactical. Upon meeting the staff there was a sense of community to be felt. The staff felt strongly in their support of guns, so it raised the question: what exactly is the current gun climate like in DeWitt? While Americans debates gun crime on a national scale, how is DeWitt affected? Is it lowering crime or causing it?