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July 11, 2008

Your right to carry a gun

Bruce Lindgren (6/29, Letters, “Handgun hypocrisy”) says that if Supreme Court justices want to allow handguns in the District of Columbia, then they should be allowed everywhere in the district, including federal buildings.

This is the height of ignorance in this country concerning handguns. The crime rate in Washington, D.C., has, for quite a while, been one of the highest in the nation. Yet Washington had had the most restrictive of handgun laws in this nation.

Does this tell you anything? Let me enlighten you. Criminals can and will always be able to get weapons.

The rights of the average law-abiding citizen to protect himself are in the U.S. Constitution. It’s called the Second Amendment.

This does not mean anyone can carry a gun into any public building that they want to — only that they have the right to protect themselves or their property.

Gary Parlier
Independence

Comments

whispering_to_kc

Criminals can and will always be able to get weapons ... from people like Gary Parlier.

NoMoreMrNiceGuy

Only SOME citizens have a right to protect their property. Unless someone has been convicted of a violent crime or a crime involving a gun, they should never lose thier right to be secure in their perosns and property. Unfortunately that is not the case.

 
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