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By Tim Inwood
I know many of you reading this are CCW license
holders like me. If so, you probably have friends and family who think you are a little paranoid, if not
crazy, for carrying a firearm. Sometimes this is out
of ignorance and sometimes it is because they are
hoplophobes: those souls with an irrational fear of
firearms. Either way I am sure those with their license will at some point encounter these folks and have this conversation. You will find yourself up against the “sheep mindset”. They have a blind faith that all will be well, and if it is not the police will protect them. This wall built of obtuse bricks can be rather difficult to breach. The way to go about it is logic.
When asked to justify why I carry I always point out that, being an old Boy Scout, I try to live up to the motto “be prepared”. They will usually counter that you are so unlikely to be attacked it is not warranted to carry a firearm, or that if you are attacked you are better off submitting. At this point I say, “That might have been what Christopher Newsom and his girlfriend Channon Christian thought.” At this point they look at me with a puzzled expression. The Newsom-Christian murders did not get much, if any, news coverage nationally when it happened in January of this year, but it is a grisly example of what can happen to you if you are not prepared to defend yourself. This is, I must warn, a sad and horrible tale that only took place six months ago. The news media pretty much ignored this. There are many speculated reasons as to why, but I will leave it for you to decide why the networks did not wish to deal with this crime.
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By Chad D. Baus
Cybercast News Service's coverage of the privacy-invading actions by The Sandusky Register, and the response by gun rights groups in Ohio, has shined a national spotlight on this problem.
CNSNews.com has now published a series of excellent letters written in response to their initial coverage.
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