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GETTING GUN-SHY WITH ALL THE HYPE

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Is anybody else besides me getting a little gun-shy with all this hype about citizens carrying concealed weapons?

I had a disconcerting reaction at the beginning of the UAF Walk for Life last Saturday. When it came time to commence the walk, the starter announced that he didn't have a gun to fire signifying the start - and that he'd probably shoot his foot if he did.For a brief half-minute, I expected 1,500 guns to be produced from fanny packs or baby strollers and offered for service.

Thankfully, everyone must have packed light, because we had a verbal "Go."

Cheri A. Carleson

Salt Lake City