I certainly don’t mind if people do not want to carry guns to protect themselves in the national parks. In her recent commentary [“Safe and Sound: Let’s Keep Guns out of our National Parks], Danny Bernstein implies that she may have some type of impulse-control problem that would cause her to use a handgun in an inappropriate manner. If this is the case, then she has wisely chosen not to carry a handgun.
In North Carolina, many thousands of people carry handguns lawfully with no incident whatsoever. It is not rational to conclude that Ms. Bernstein’s choice should prevent the rest of us from being able to defend ourselves by carrying a handgun.
— Joel S. Trilling