Monday, November 27, 2006

A Surprising Column in the Chicago Tribune

Concealed weapons in the wilderness | Chicago Tribune A column supporting concealed carry? Color me surprised.

The author, Steve Chapman, discusses the statistics that show violent crime decreased as the number of states allowing concealed carry increased. He debunks the "wild west shootout" scenarios the anti-gunners are still in love with and he points up the reasons that people want to carry. The article deals specifically with the legislation to allow guns in the National Parks, but it is generally positive toward CCW.
For some people--solitary women in particular--having the means of self-defense in the woods can be not only a comfort but a lifesaver. It's fine to trust in one's fellow man. That doesn't mean it's paranoid to have a Plan B.
[Hat tip Syd at Front Site Press]

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