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I have followed your coverage of the right to bear arms and both open and concealed carry. In light of the San Bernardino shootings and so many others it seems ridiculous to disarm our citizens. You may not know it but Texas is expanding concealed carry to include open carry and while high placed law enforcement officials are always trotted out to object to our Second Amendment rights, I did a little research and found the following to be very interesting.

"Though Dallas Police Deputy Chief Jeff Cotner told the Dallas Morning News that he expects to see mostly law-abiding citizens openly carrying in 2016, Texas law enforcement officials were among the new law’s biggest adversaries.

Back in February, the Texas Police Chiefs Association sent a survey to more than 800 police chiefs from across the state. Of the 200 or so who responded, nearly 75 percent said they were opposed to open carry."

Could it be because Chiefs of Police are political appointees and mirror the view point of the mayors or city governments for whom they work?

Polling has shown over and over that when the heads of Police Departments and the officers on patrol are asked a question about arming the public; the Chiefs object to it and the patrolmen don't

Leonard Byrne

Ed. Note: The Sun Bay Paper supports the Second Amendment and the people's right to bear arms. In study after study it has been shown that an armed society is a polite society. There is also NO hard evidence that allowing citizens to be armed in any way increases gun violence; in fact the opposite HAS been shown to be true. Vermont is perhaps the best known example but there are ample other states that have experienced the same result.

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