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LETTER: Concealed carry laws can help reduce crime

The data is clear after years of implementation in more than 40 states: Concealed carrying of handguns has been a factor in the decrease of violent crime. But the “open-carrying” of firearms, particularly in crowded settings, is problematic. I don’t want a bad guy to know I have a firearm.

Recently, a young idiot entered another Walmart in full battle dress carrying a long gun. An armed citizen held the thrill-seeker at gunpoint.

The idiot was lucky he wasn’t run down in the parking lot or shot on sight.

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LETTER: When did politics turn into a giant temper tantrum?

I see a lot of people on both sides with “temper tantrums.” How are we to teach our children if they see adults with angry words and demonstrations in the streets?

LETTER: Donald Trump isn’t great …

… but I am seriously considering voting for him next year, if only to prevent some Democratic socialist from being elected.

LETTER: On Baltimore, President Donald Trump and rats

Enough already about the rats. Michael Ramirez, in his Aug. 5 political cartoon, used that topic to get in a swipe against Baltimore and the residents of that large and historic city.

LETTER: Regulating bullets might slow down mass shooters

Instead of taking away guns, let’s regulate the bullets. If you own a gun, handgun or rifle, you can buy only enough bullets for the capacity of the gun.

LETTER: How would huge taxes affect Powerball players?

Most Powerball players hope to win big dollars, probably enough money to never work again. Under Sanders’ or de Blasio’s tax plans, only government would live the dream.