Sheep or sheepdog?

I read the Sun Journal editorial about open carry (March 10).

I have a concealed carry permit which permits me to carry a firearm in designated areas of the state.

The editorial assumes that the men who were open carrying are not educated about guns or the laws. It is sad to say that people such as the editorialist are the ones who end up victims of violent crimes, burying your head in the sand to people or things around you. When the time comes when something happens to you and there is a person there who has a gun, open carry or not, and that person saves your life using that gun, then maybe you will see things in a different light.

I read the part in the editorial that said that you support the Second Amendment and the right to carry. The part that made me laugh is the line where it said "when appropriate." You should realize that any place and at any time, you could become victim to a violent crime. You think that just because you're in a Starbucks that something won't happen to you — who is going to rob a Starbucks — right? Think again.

People will do anything for money. They don't care what the place they're robbing sells.

If you support the Second Amendment, then really support it. Or don't. Your choice is to be the sheep or the sheep dog.

I choose sheep dog! What do you choose?

Brandon Kimball, Lewiston

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Law-abiding gun owner

As a former resident of Phoenix, AZ and law-abiding gun owner, I strongly favor open carry as an option for those who have taken the responsible step of getting their concealed permit. I used to work in an industry that necessitated my leaving the business at all hours of the night with large sums of cash on my person. I did this in a less-than-savory neighborhood. Though I cannot be certain that my visible weapon served as a deterrent to my being robbed, it did certainly give me the peace of mind to know that I would reach my car with as little resistance as possible.

The bottom line is criminals will get their hands on guns no matter what laws prevent them from doing so. As a law-abiding citizen, I take comfort in knowing that I still have the right to protect myself. We've ALWAYS lived in a world where our very existence is threatened by criminals. No law, no matter how well intentioned, which takes away our ability to protect ourselves & our families is prudent.

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Concealed Weapon

I am a 60 plus year old woman that moved from Maine to Florida and I plan on taking a concealed weapon's course and I plan on having a weapon on me...

RONALD RIML's picture

Didja know...... The "Right

Didja know......

The "Right to Cary Law" in California - where the four pistol packers went to Star-Bucks.

The guns were unloaded.  You can't carry loaded in California.......


Were we ever lead down the Swanee River......

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Well Brandon, with the big

Brandon is right on, he's protecting us from wolves, when a violent crime happens the police are minutes away, they clean up the mess, they can't do the impossible.  As for you Bozo, I won't waste words. Your a FOOL.


PAUL ST JEAN's picture

With all that anger, it's

With all that anger, it's good you don't carry.


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