I am concerned, as reported by The Pilot (“Village Bans Guns, Tobacco,” July 25), that the village of Pinehurst has banned concealed handguns at virtually all outdoor recreational facilities, including greenway trails. It seems a knee-jerk reaction to the massacre in Aurora, Colo.
If law-abiding citizens in the theater had carried guns, they would have stopped the massacre. Banning law-abiding citizens from carrying guns means only the criminals will be armed. And the criminals know this. If someone is harmed by a criminal at a village outdoor recreational facility, can he or his survivors sue the village?
I would have liked to have read the actual minutes of the July 24 Village Council meeting, but the most recent minutes posted on the village website are from May 23, 2012.
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