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Thu, June 27

Letter: Guns, guns, guns


In the Tuesday, Nov. 20 edition, you published two articles about people and guns. One was an actual event with a gun in front of Sprouts. The other was a political column by Michael Reagan.

With “Man arrested after pulling gun on officer” on the front page, you told us how multiple law enforcement agencies cornered a suspect in front of our local Sprouts market. Then the Sheriff’s patrol supervisor maintained a dialogue and convinced him to set down his firearm. No shots were fired. The man was arrested.

In his political column in the paper the same day, “American politics and tragedy,” Reagan tells us his daughter, a former bartender at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, where 12 people were gunned down, would be safer if everyone was carrying guns.

In Prescott, many people carry guns. Would the Prescott police officers have wanted some “good guys with guns” to help them in front of Sprouts that day? Could the Prescott Police Chief tell us what local law enforcement would recommend?

Hal Cohen



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