Gun rights

04/11/2014 5:38 PM

04/11/2014 5:39 PM

The April 9 Star-Telegram article, “Arlington vexes gun-rights group,” and the related editorial, “Local law must be evenly enforced,” brought to mind a scene I witnessed from my car some weeks ago, as I waited on westbound North Tarrant Parkway at the U.S. 377 traffic light, in Keller.

Several individuals, walking the sidewalk bearing long guns and/or signs, appeared to be advocating the right to carry arms in public.

Although serious constitutional issues may have inspired the demonstration, all that came to my mind was the admonition expressed to Ralphie by his mother, teacher, and the department store Santa in A Christmas Story: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

— Nelson Stoppiello, Watauga

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