A right to bear arms

This is in response to the letter to the editor titled “HB 60 is Dangerous.”

He claims all these dangerous provisions in the bill will put people in harm’s way. His article is typical of gun haters who make false statements in order to pass their agenda of disarming law-abiding citizens.

He claims school employees armed will be ill-trained. Funny, my wife is a retired educator and she has a concealed carry permit and is a very good shot. She worked in the worst schools in Georgia during her time. A lot of the teachers know how to use a gun. But I guess the writer would rather the criminal just come in and take out defenseless students – which has happened.

As far as carrying guns in bars. Do you really think that people don't do that already? Then his claim that stand-your-ground defense is ill-advised. In other words, this person thinks you should not be able to protect yourself from criminals.

Then he claims the bill says you can just point a gun at anyone without justification. I could not find that in the bill. Must be your liberal version.

The fact is, he hates guns. Every person that I have ever talked to that hates guns, hates them because they are scared of them. They never shot one but think all law abiding citizens should not have one. The bill does not remove accountability or responsibility from gun owners like the liberal writer claims.

Sir, pull up the Armed Citizen website and you will see true stories daily of law-abiding citizens defending themselves and their families from criminals.

Matter of fact over a million last year defended themselves.

Tom Quattlebaum

Newnan



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