To each, her own handgun

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
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “To each, her own handgun

  1. NC Granny

    Being an old woman, I couldn’t agree more with Joel. Guns are the great equalizer.

  2. Ed Hewitt

    I have had a handgun for many years, but have never had to use it. I believe every law abiding American should have the right to carry a hand gun for protection.

    Ed Hewitt
    Age 85
    U.S. Navy Retired

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