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Letter: Veto makes us less safe

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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:00 am | Updated: 9:24 am, Mon Apr 23, 2012.

What a gun-crying shame. By vetoing the well-written no-guns-in-buildings law (what the “news” media and rights-deniers labeled the guns-in-buildings bill), we’re all less safe.

Now, instead of guaranteeing that sensitive places are truly gun-free — using metal detectors, controlled access and guards — we can merrily believe wide-open buildings with no-gun signs (and absolutely no controls) are gun-free. It’s Pollyanna on steroids.

Truly sensitive buildings that should be protected needed that law and the safeguards it provided. Now all you get are feckless paper signs. Thanks, Governor.

Make no mistake. Your libraries, public schools and public buildings are stark naked targets. No guards, no scanners, you won’t even have law-abiding armed adults present to respond, which the vetoed bill authorized. Gun bigots did this by falsely screaming, again, it would magically turn good people into psychotic killers. Complicit media concurred.

Remember — police are second responders. People assaulted are always the first responders, despite deceptive “news” reports. When seconds count, police are just minutes away.

Now you have gaping open public places, without even your own Auntie Annie there to offer defense. Shame on those who would deny our civil rights in the false name of safety.

Alan Korwin

Author, “The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide”

Scottsdale

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