Meryl Streep

Last Word on guns in the library, Feb. 1

Last Word on guns in the library, Feb. 1

Guns

Guns in our libraries? What a complete and utter refutation of the millennia of intelligence found there.

Seems to me the pistol-packing Williamsburg cowboy is like a thug in the hood who intimidates his law-abiding neighbors with pit bulls and the open display of firearms. The violent criminal you'll probably never encounter will not be scared off by a gun on your hips. A gun in plain sight will alert him and might even make you a target. Like most criminals, he'll take you down by surprise and walk away with both your wallet and your gun. If you really feel a need to carry a firearm into the crime-infested local library, that's your right. But don't...

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