Letters to the Editor

Trained armed citizens would help keep America safe

On a recent episode of “The View,” host Jedediah Bila said she would be a lot more comfortable in an environment where there were a number of armed citizens (who had training and weapons were carried openly) than a place where they weren’t.

I agree with her. She had prior experience as a judge and obviously knew not only the law but the Constitution.

She also mentioned that “if only the police had weapons, this would be a police state.”

Practically speaking, in case of a “shooting,” it would be best if the police took care of matters, but they cannot always be everywhere in a matter of seconds, and a skilled citizen may shoot the shooter, preventing a “catastrophe.”

Mike Sassard, Paso Robles

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