Carrying concealed weapons decreases crime rates
Re: "Would more guns solve the gun problem?" Aug. 16 letter:
Bob Willis' pitiful attempt to poke fun at the people who have the right to carry a concealed weapon clearly shows that he is no comedian. The screening process for such a license results in only law-abiding citizens receiving them. The crime rate is almost zero for this group.
The ones to fear are the criminals who misuse guns, just as the people who drive drunk misuse motor vehicles. The government-run news media would proclaim it to high heaven if someone with the right to carry a concealed weapon misused that responsibility.
The answer to Willis' question is, yes. In every locality where the right to carry a concealed weapon has been tried, crime has decreased. Willis should read the excellent book "More Guns, Less Crime."
Liberals make a big to-do about tax tea parties and town hall meetings over Obama Care bringing out crowds of angry people. If liberals keep trying to take away our Second Amendment rights, guaranteed by the Constitution, they have not seen the scope of the protests it will cause.
Good to know about lax gun laws
Thank you for having the guts to publish Dan Casey's column, "Getting permit was the easy part," on Aug. 30. I had no idea that our gun laws were so lax, and I, for one, really appreciate your paper opening our eyes to this.
Again, thank you, Roanoke Times, for publishing Casey's article on concealed weapons.