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    Valley Times June 2 Letters from our readers
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    A recent letter writer's nephew suffered a tragic death at the hands of a thief. He believes that by not having a permitted open carry law, the death of his nephew would have been prevented. While I can certainly sympathize with him, he is completely wrong. Thieves do not "open carry." They know that an openly displayed weapon is subject to people alerting the police, with subsequent inspection by officers. If thieves have a gun, it is loaded and concealed. They only show their weapon if they want to intimidate a victim or intend to use it. Thieves will still carry loaded, concealed guns whether there is an open carry law or not.

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    Just FYI, here's a link to the letter:

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/letters/ci_15203365

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    Thats a very good point. Not only is it an effective deterrent, but it helps let police know who the good guys are.

    I didn't qualify the above as "let the police know who the usual good guys are", as we know that there are good and law abiding citizens who OC like there are usually good and law abiding police officers.

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    merle wrote:
    Thats a very good point. Not only is it an effective deterrent, but it helps let police know who the good guys are.

    I didn't qualify the above as "let the police know who the usual good guys are", as we know that there are good and law abiding citizens who OC like there are usually good and law abiding police officers.
    Ahh, but you are forgetting that, according to Police Chief Ken James, from the beginning of the academy training program the cadets are taught that guns in public are a danger and a threat to officers and the public alike. That's why the police chief's association is in favor of AB1934.
    "Why should judicial precedent bind the nation if the Constitution itself does not?" -- Mark Levin

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    coolusername2007 wrote:
    merle wrote:
    Thats a very good point. Not only is it an effective deterrent, but it helps let police know who the good guys are.

    I didn't qualify the above as "let the police know who the usual good guys are", as we know that there are good and law abiding citizens who OC like there are usually good and law abiding police officers.
    Ahh, but you are forgetting that, according to Police Chief Ken James, from the beginning of the academy training program the cadets are taught that guns in public are a danger and a threat to officers and the public alike. That's why the police chief's association is in favor of AB1934.
    All the more reason to continue to educate the public one person at a time.
    "To sin by silence, when we should protest makes cowards out of men."
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