It was the home of Garrett Swasey, Jennifer Markovsky, and Ke’Arre Stewart. It’s White Evangelical Mecca, where it’s perfectly normal to walk down the street carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. Welcome to Colorado Springs.
“Colorado’s second largest city, with a population of 445,800, has built itself a reputation as a playground for white, pro-gun, pro-life Evangelical Christians. It is also home to one army base, two air force bases, and an air force.”
— “Colorado Springs: a playground for pro-life, pro-gun evangelical Christians,” Josiah Hesse, The Guardian
“Colorado Springs, Site Of Planned Parenthood Attack, Is A Hub For Conservative Christians,” Sam Levine, Huffington Post
“Colorado embodies nation’s divide over gun control,” Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times
“Ted Cruz cites reports that Planned Parenthood shooter could be ‘transgendered leftist activist.’ What?” Callum Borchers, Washington Post
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