Letter to the Editor: 'Gun lobby' won't arm everybody

June 24, 2003

In her Sunday guest column arguing against concealed carry in Ohio ("Permit legislation puts safety at risk") Toby Hoover said "the gun lobby's single-minded campaign to arm every man, woman, and child in the United States." Is this truly the intention of the "gun lobby"? Let's think rationally here. Her statement clearly ruins her credibility and shows that she is thinking in an alarmist, overly emotional manner, rather than rationally making her case.

The purpose of the concealed carry law is to give responsible, law-abiding citizens the ability to arm and defend themselves. Ohio is one of the very few remaining states that does not allow concealed carry. I do not hear of uncontrolled shootouts in Northern Kentucky or Southeast Indiana. Ohio will be no different.

Shawn Rheinhart, Kenwood

Click here to read the letter in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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