In regard to Dennis and Valerie Wood’s letter to the editor from March 2, they are worried about their own, as well as everyone else’s, safety when they go to malls, theaters, grocery stores or whatever, because these places allow those with concealed weapons permits to also visit these places. If we ban people with concealed weapons permits from these places because they may have firearms on them, the only thing accomplished is that we have banned law-abiding citizens from carrying guns in said area.

If criminals want to carry concealed firearms on themselves into these places, they will, concealed permits or no concealed permits. Just like they always have.

Now I cannot speak for anyone else, but that does not make me feel safe, in any way or form. I feel a whole lot safer myself knowing I do have the right to protect myself anywhere, any place.

Grant Parrish

La Pine