Letter: Shame on Ms. Davis - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Letters To The Editor

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: Shame on Ms. Davis

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 4:03 pm

It’s pathetic that the anti-gun folks feel the need to misconstrue the facts in order to further their agendas. If indeed the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy had happened the way Ellen B. Davis stated (“Do we want to live in a state where aggressive people are free to use guns?,” AFN, July 19) Mr. Zimmerman would have been convicted. End of story. Fortunately, the justice system worked.

Ms. Davis also stated that the stand your ground law is even more dangerous in Arizona because people can carry a concealed firearm and that violent persons are allowed to carry. In reality, persons in Arizona convicted of a felony cannot lawfully have a gun.

In truth, the stand your ground and self-defense laws are designed for law-abiding citizens to be able to protect and defend themselves and their families. Look no further than the failed experiment called Chicago. The city with the most restrictive gun laws has the highest murder rate in the country. Go figure. I haven’t heard a good explanation on that stat.

What doesn’t make the news or stats is that guns also SAVE lives, often times without even pulling the trigger (I challenge Ms. Davis and others to pick up a copy of America’s 1st Freedom and turn to the Armed Citizen page).

The enforcement of the thousands of laws already on the books concerning firearms and criminals would keep us all safer, and they could start in Chicago. Disarming your law-abiding neighbors who may possibly be the one who saves your life someday doesn’t make any sense.

Mona Brilz

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...

Online poll

Loading…
prev next