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Concealed Weapons Story is a Joke

Normally I would consider responding to the content of this "newspaper" as beneath me, because it would only serve to lend legitimacy to the unvarnished



Normally I would consider responding to the content of this "newspaper" as beneath me, because it would only serve to lend legitimacy to the unvarnished bias, circular logic, shrillness, ideological hegemony and pure hatred spewed weekly by this rag.

However, I had to make an exception for your 'Armed in Oregon' diatribe, which was only exceptional for being the most pathetic and unimaginative case for gun control I've ever read.

Ms. Purcell's lament of Oregon's poor showing in the Brady Campaign's annual scorecard relative to California made me break out in spontaneous laughter.

Take heart Rachel. While we may not have done very well in a non-scientific, policy analysis by a dying organization that has gotten the legislative snot beaten out of it over the past 10 years, we still best California in several important statistical categories, namely: homicides, armed robberies and car jackings.

I don't posses a CHL, nor had I felt compelled to obtain one, but I probably will now if for no other reason to fully enjoy my constitutionally enshrined individual right to possess a handgun. My advice to you is to move on to another issue. Once again the bright lights of common sense have relegated another liberal policy failure to the dustbin of history.


B. Rowe

Bend, Oregon

Editor replies: If Oregon's poor showing on the Brady scorecard causes you to break out in spontaneous laughter, then it isn't really spontaneous, now, is it?

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