The tragedy at the University Hospital is a perfect example of why people should have concealed weapons permits and use them. Some would have us believe that only law enforcement officials, like the corrections officer shot June 25, should be in possession of firearms in public places. I wonder if anyone with that opinion would change their stance if they had been eating at Arby's.

My condolences go out to the family of the slain officer.

Dallas Smith

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