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Letter: Refuse to be a victim

This is response to Col. John Palmer, guest opinion Oct 23. I want to thank Col. Palmer for his 28 years service in the U.S. Army.

After reading “Carrying a gun doesn’t make you part of solution,” I gather that no one should carry a handgun. So just be a victim, just sit and let the mass shooter kill? Do nothing to stop it?

The word on the street is three out of five people in Western Colorado have a concealed handgun permit. I have met a lot of women who have a concealed handgun permit. I will be very happy to have one save my life.

Col. Palmer, you have offered no advice how to stop a mass shooter. I have a few suggestions:

1. Do not publish the name of the mass shooter in the press, like the sheriff involved in the mass shooting in Oregon. Mass shooters want their 15 minutes of fame.

2. Please, people, report to the police anyone who says he or she is going to kill someone.

3. Train people to charge the shooter, like the three American men did on the French train, stopping a mass shooter.

4. I have an airline pilot friend who carries a legal handgun on his flights. Let teachers have concealed handgun with training. This would be a super secret, only other teachers who are trained deputy U.S. marshals and have a handgun would know of each other.

These suggestions would may need fine-tuning, but I thing they will slow down the mass shootings and save lives.

Where do the mass shooting take place? Where guns are not allowed. Bad guys don’t read the sign, “No guns.”

People who have concealed handgun permits are some of the most law-abiding folks. Ask any police chief.

For more information, read John Lott’s book “More Guns, Less Crime.” Every day legal concealed handguns stop crime. Check online or with the NRA.

Refuse to be a victim. Take the course from the NRA.

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