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Responsible citizens targeted

In the July 7 Spokesman-Review, we read that the “Spokane city leaders are considering changes to local ordinances that strengthen rules banning firearms in public assembly facilities, specifically the Convention Center, the INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and Joe Albi Stadium. Among other things, the ban clarifies that even handguns carried by individuals with concealed pistol permits are prohibited.

If they do decide to do this, then all of us who are legal firearm owners and who know we are responsible and would never use our weapons in an aggressive manner but would use them in a defensive manner should never set foot in any of these venues again. If the city leaders in their infinite wisdom choose not to trust us and disrespect us, then we should show our disrespect to them by not supporting these entities.

To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a shooting, especially by a legal-carry individual, at any of these places. This is a knee-jerk reaction to incidents in other (mostly liberal) cities. The first reaction now seems to be to take rights from responsible people instead of standing against those who are evil.

Rob Leach

Mica, Wash.



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