An unpublished letter to the editor

Discussion in 'CCW & Open Carry' started by Grant, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Grant

    Grant Member

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    This is a cross-post from another firearms forum. While I believe that the content below is authentic, I have NOT independently confirmed its authenticity.
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    Dear Editor,

    We have hundreds of thousands of people discreetly carrying firearms throughout the state, with government permits, for the sole purpose of self defense and stopping crime. Countless others safely carry sidearms for the same reason, without any red-tape government paperwork, under the freedom of Constitutional Carry, for four years now.

    Yet the front page today says, as usual, "police and criminologists don't have an explanation for the dip" in homicides that statistics keep showing. What's wrong with these people? If they can't see the most obvious evidence in their faces, after decades of effort and success, what else are these so-called experts missing?

    Innocent people are armed against crime, shooting ranges and trainers are busy educating the public, crime drops, and "officials" don't recognize any results. Why do you think every state in the Union finally has some form of discreet carry? National statistics on the subject are overwhelmingly positive -- society is safer when criminals don't know who's armed.

    Guns save lives, guns stop crime, and criminologists don't have clues, the great trinity of news truths that somehow don't make the "news." It would be hysterical if it wasn't so serious.

    Sincerely,
    Alan Korwin, Author
    The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide
     
  2. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Well, Korwin is a real guy, a real author, a real firearms and self defense advocate, and he has a habit of writing letters to the editor and then publishing them out-of-band. So, even if this letter isn't authentic, it's certainly representative of something that he could have written.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk