There's a very good reason why 10-round magazines are not sufficient for even basic self-defense [“A Medley of Responses to Mountain Xpress,” Jan. 23 Xpress and other letters]. A perfect example was posed recently by the highly publicized event of a women defending herself and her child from an intruder while her husband was on […]
In response to Thomas Kelemen-Beatty’s Jan. 23 letter to Xpress, “Evacuation Should Be a Serious Concern”: I commend his commitment to a safe plan for disaster evacuation, but I can’t help thinking that we could alleviate the issue much less circuitously by finding alternatives to nuclear energy and weaponry. I trust he's coming from a […]
I am writing in response to Ray Shamlin's Jan. 2 letter, “Is gun control the answer?”. I agree that we as a country must search for solutions in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. I question, however, the idea that, in the process, we should forfeit even more of our already compromised civil […]
Driven by fears of new gun-control legislation, local firearms enthusiasts have engaged in what one gun shop employee called “panic buying” of guns, magazines and ammunition.