Cheers to elected officials for their concealed-carry stance

Guns

By Russ Regn of Mount Holly

This is in reference to the letter to the editor (NJ.com) by Nadine Mack, “Proposed gun law will erode NJ citizens’ safety” (March 8), and her aversion to my Second Amendment rights.

I see many advantages to the concealment and/or open carry of weapons. As a licensed and trained user of weapons (which began with my Army infantry service), I can protect myself, family and even Mack, if the occasion rose to do that.

However, I would give up that right if all of the “Hollywood” crowd and elected officials would get rid of their armed bodyguards and their walled-in estates. So the chance of that happening is zilch, null, never.

When asked about guns, former President Barack Obama said, “I don’t need them. I have guys with guns protecting me, my wife and kids.” What a way to describe Secret Service agents.

I don’t have those “guys” to protect my family, so it is necessary to do it myself. I can only do it in my own home, not on the street, in a public place or automobile.

If I were a celebrity or politician who has never worked a real job in his or her life, hates guns, but makes millions on violent movies, I could be safe with an armed bodyguard.

 Cheers to Congressman Tom MacArthur and Gov. Chris Christie for the recent carry proposal.