To the Editor:

The debate about gun control goes on and on. There are many people who are terrified since the recent mass shootings. A lot of these people have gone out and bought hand guns for personal safety. Many have taken gun safety classes and have applied for a concealed hand gun license. I took a gun safety class recently, which in my estimate, was of little value. The gun advocates think that if everyone carried a hand gun, society would be safer.

Can you imagine going into a gathering and having a deranged person start shooting. If there were five ordinary people with handguns in the crowd and they began shooting the question is, would you rather be shot by the assailant or the ordinary citizens?

Bill Quinn