Restricting guns is not the answer

Regarding the Sunday letter, “Keep firearms out of state parks”: The writer is opposed to allowing guns in state parks. She fears the possibility of walking alone on a trail and coming “face to face with a man carrying assault weapons and two magazine belts of bullet clips strapped around his shoulders.” Now that’s a straw man if I ever saw one. Or is it?

Theatergoers in Aurora, Colo., faced just such a scenario, thanks to a policy that restricted guns. If a few attendees had 357s strapped to their persons that carnage could have been curtailed.

Restricting guns is not the answer. Let’s force criminals to fear the consequences of coming face to face with armed citizens.

Bernie Jensen

Lake Stevens