It is about time that society recognizes that gun-free zones mean that, besides law enforcement, the only person with a gun is a criminal who has a multitude of targets unable to fight back. There is great truth to the NRA slogan, “Only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.”
It is long overdue to address the elimination of gun-free zones and to reaffirm an individual’s right to self defense using whatever tools are available, including firearms.
Charles Gottlieb, Miami
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