Letter to the Editor Critique


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Air,Land&Sea
December 8, 2005, 07:37 AM
Hi:
I've hung up my pen for awhile, but made a triumphant return with the following. Just wondering your thoughts on whether or not I covered it well. Thanks:

I just read Bryan Miller's latest gun hysteria, re: "Real Gun Control" (letters, Dec. 8), and would like to clear up a few inaccuracies. Mr. Miller is setting out to reduce the flow of illegal weapons pouring into Camden from Philadelphia. The rules of simple economics will reveal that the black market increases in direct correlation to increases in gun control. The gun-ban crowd has, in effect, created the black market that we're all very concerned about.
We can all sympathize with Mr. Miller who tragically lost his brother Michael on Nov. 22, 1994 to a deranged street thug named Bennie Lawson. Special Agent Miller was killed in the line of duty by Mr. Lawson who was "settling" a gang-related "issue". Agent Miller was truly in the wrong place at the wrong time, but attacking the law-abiding gun owner will never settle Bryan Miller's "score".
The gun control that Bryan Miller has devoted his life to only disarms the law-abiding thereby literally giving criminals greater predatory confidence. This only makes the job of law enforcement that much more difficult. Criminal laws against murder, kidnapping, rape and all other violent crimes are laws that already impose appropriate restrictions on the use of any weapon. In fact, 10 out of 10 criminals favor gun control.
In my county, 40% of the adults have their concealed carry permit - a natural right of all citizens that's unavailable in New Jersey. One might even say that a state that deprives its law-abiding citizens with the means of self defense is itself a barbaric accomplice to violent crime. It's as if New Jersey politicians, with the help of laser focused elitists like Bryan Miller who seem to know what's best for everyone else, distrusts citizens more than they fear rapists and murderers.
Let the truth be told that gun owners are among the most disciplined, responsible, safety conscious and courteous people that you could ever want to know. They are the single most law-abiding segment of our society and no one detests violence and cherrishes life more than those wishing to be personally responsible for their own safety. If Mr. Miller truly wishes to make New Jersey safer then he'll let brave law enforcement officers like his late brother do their jobs and stop trying to impose his superior wisdom and virtue on others.

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allmons
December 8, 2005, 08:18 AM
Well reasoned, well articulated. I'd give it 5 stars out of five!

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