Needed: Concealed carry

July 17, 2013 

On July 9, my younger brother was pulled over by the police. For whatever reason, his car was searched and a gun was found.

My brother is still recovering from a gunshot wound he sustained less than a year ago. The gun was his protection. The concealed carry law should apply to him as well.

He is a felon from when he was 18 years old from firing a weapon. He did his time. He's more mature. The streets are rough. He needs to protect himself.

He's not a violent person. He has turned his life around. Please print this letter and see what the public thinks. I pray he doesn't have to do time for this.

Retha Connors


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