Allowing people with concealed weapon permits to carry guns in Acadia makes it safer, not more dangerous. People with concealed weapon permits are, in most cases, investigated by the Maine State Police before they are given the permit. In other words, they are law-abiding citizens.
Criminals are going to carry their guns whether or not they have a concealed weapon permit, and saying they can’t carry them in the park only makes it easier to commit crimes with their illegal guns.
Alan Osborn, Hartford