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Pistol Grips Are Everywhere

According to .. Rep. Eric Swalwell's
belief that the pistol grip is dangerous
("A Dunce Talks Gun Confiscation,"
July, p. ), I'm terribly afraid my blow
dryer has an awfully dangerous pistol
grip. In fact, I know it does. Sometimes
what it does of its own volition to my
hair is absolutely life-threatening! And
the pistol grip at my local do-it-yourself
car wash? Watch out! I'm afraid Swalwell's
world is terribly small to not recognize
the preponderance of pistol grips on
everyday items out there in the
real world.
Susan Marcell
Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Business Overreach

I just finished the America's 1st Freedom
July issue and was pleased to see two
pieces on business overreach with respect
to curtailing our Second Amendment
freedom. The article about CitiBank
and Bank of America, "What Do You
Do When Your Bank Turns Against
Your Rights?" (p. ), doesn't go far
enough. Trying to get federal, state
and local governments to rein in the
banks is an uphill battle. I'm moving
my money and financial services away
from CitiBank to a bank that doesn't
try to limit our Second Amendment
rights. The other article is about
ammunition manufacturer Hornady
not knowingly allowing its product
to be sold to New York government
agencies (First Things First, p. ). I

would like to see other manufacturers
follow Hornady's lead. Imagine the
impact on the movie industry if the
entire set of firearm manufacturers
refused to allow their products to be
shown or used in any film or video
game featuring anyone affiliated with
the anti-gun movement or who, in the
past five years, has actively supported
"common-sense" gun control. Now that
would hit the Hollywood gun control
cartel where it would do us some good.
Scott Lauder
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after a long shift, where you could
benefit from legally owning a handgun
but suffer horrible consequences
because you want all guns eliminated.
What these nurses and others forget
to realize or acknowledge is that even
if guns were legally eliminated, bad
people will get them, just like they

Nurses Respond To
"Take Two Of These"

It's naive to think most nurses are
against firearm freedom. As an
Emergency Department nurse for more
than  years, a former Air Force nurse
and an everyday-carry proponent,
let's not forget that for many of us, the
only place we cannot carry is at work.
Most hospitals are gun-free zones,
making them easy targets for those
with emotional issues or the desire to
cause harm. Many nurses I know and
I are forced to leave our firearms in
our vehicles every day at work, leaving
us at risk. It's too common to hear of
firearm-related attacks at healthcare
facilities, with the staff woefully
underprotected. The nurses referenced
in your article "Take Two Of These
And Call Me In The Morning" (July,
p. ) need to research the real issue
of workplace violence and its effect on
nurses. We are assaulted daily, sometimes
with firearms. These numbers are grossly
under-reported and don't truly reflect the
danger many healthcare workers face.
Jeffrey D. Gottlieb
League City, Texas
I am a registered nurse and newer
member of the . To the three nurses
who want to eliminate guns, I hope you
never encounter a situation, perhaps

always have. Yet those of us who want to
protect ourselves will be empty-handed
and at their mercy. It is tragic that
an assistant coach at the high school
shooting in Florida was not permitted
to carry concealed on school property.
When he encountered the shooter,
he could have taken him out, saving
his own life and others. Instead of
blaming guns for this tragedy, we
should blame local law enforcement
for staying outside the building and,
more importantly, failing to lock the
shooter up after dozens of reports
were made about him. It's just so much
easier to blame the guns instead of the
areas where huge mistakes were made.
I am proud to be a member of the
 and will always stand up for the
Second Amendment, as losing it would
not only be tragic but would result in
even more violent deaths at the hands
of those who use illegal means to get
guns. I sleep well at night knowing
there are guns in my house and I
will not hesitate to use them if a
life-threatening situation arises.
Beth Linton
via Email

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