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posted: 8/15/2012 5:00 AM

We have the right to defend ourselves

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It seems that Martin Zell, in his rebuttal to Don Bekeleski's letter supporting concealed carry, has completely missed the point of Bekeleski's letter. Marty, I have to ask the question of whether you would prefer to be unarmed at a restaurant at 63rd and MLK Drive or dine at an establishment in Wisconsin where there is a good possibility that law-abiding citizens who are exercising their right to carry a concealed weapon may be present? For me and most other logically thinking people, it's a no-brainer.

Oh, and for the record, a person with any knowledge of the subject knows that consuming alcohol while carrying is prohibited in many states as well as frowned upon in all. Remember, these same armed people may come to your aid in an emergency. If you don't want a concealed carry permit, fine, don't get one. I respect your right to be a victim. But please don't try to tell the rest of us we have no right to defend ourselves.

Lastly, I wonder if Mr. Zell realized that while Mr. Bekeleski was at the well-armed restaurant nobody was shot. Hmmm ... I wonder why?

Chuck Guy

Elk Grove Village

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