Denver Postr published my letter on March 20th. re: CCW


March 21, 2003, 03:06 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2003 -


False perceptions

What is the big deal about having a concealed-carry permit for those who pass background tests, who can prove competency with a gun and, most of all, who are law-abiding citizens?

I'll tell you what's wrong. It's the mayor of Denver and others who think that all the gang-bangers will be allowed to obtain permits and go out and commit murder and create mayhem. Excuse me? For your information, the gang-bangers do not need a concealed-carry permit to carry a gun. DUH.

A concealed-carry permit is for the average citizen who wants to abide by the law and legally carry a gun for personal and family protection. The carry permit law will balance the playing field, putting all of the individual local laws under one set of state laws.

Why is it unlawful for a tax-paying, law-abiding and legal U.S. citizen and longtime resident of Denver to carry a concealed weapon? Because of those people who believe that law-abiding citizens are more apt to commit a crime with a gun if they have the right to carry. Nonsense! If people want to carry guns, permit or not, they're going to carry them. Just ask the local thug, felon or gang-banger.

It's a false perception that crime rates increase when concealed-carry permits are issued. In fact, it's the opposite. Crime rates usually decrease. Why? Because potential perpetrators don't know who's carrying a pistol when they go walking into a restaurant or store. If more law-abiding, qualified and properly trained citizens were to legally carry in Colorado, I'm willing to bet that the crime rates would decrease!



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Standing Wolf
March 21, 2003, 03:58 PM
1. Congratulations!

2. Well said.

March 21, 2003, 07:11 PM
Me likes it.:D

Dave R
March 21, 2003, 08:08 PM
Congratulation on getting some good "air time" for the cause!

March 21, 2003, 08:24 PM
'But... but... criminals follow the laws, don't they?'

Nice work.

El Rojo
March 21, 2003, 10:03 PM
Good Job! That always feels good when they get your letter in doesn't it?

March 22, 2003, 07:54 AM
Great letter ... but you know some anti-gun fanatic will respond to it.
Arm yourself with all the info you can, so when they do respond with their misquotes any phony stats you can rip them a new anal orifice.
Good job.

March 23, 2003, 01:33 AM
I am surprised they posted your letter,considering the fact that they refuse to post any gun ads in the want ads unless it is from a licensed gun dealer.

Speaking of....... Does anyone in the Denver area know of a web sight,newspaper,etc. that has guns for sale by owner ads?

March 23, 2003, 05:26 PM
Ever thought of running for mayor? Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

March 24, 2003, 01:28 AM
tthe thrifty nickel runs ads for firearms almost everywhere they print a paper. except where gun sales are regulated. by law not self imposed.
the coloradoan in ft. collins. greeley tribune and i am sure some in co spgs.
when you place an ad in the $0.05. inquire about having it run in other t/n papers too.
the web site is a web board where individuals can sell firearms within the state too.

March 24, 2003, 01:54 AM
Good job!

Still don't know if Denver has an elected sheriff.

March 24, 2003, 02:09 AM
Well stated !!

March 24, 2003, 10:32 AM
Good job. :)


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