WORDmeister Note: Last week, in reaction to a P1 story in the student newspaper about concealed weapons on campus (which is legal in Utah), I foolishly shot off an email rant that was published as a letter to the editor. Gun proponents, including the regional director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (who knew?), have taken exception to my opinions. Thus, a disagreement between the 1st and 2nd amendments. A teachable moment.
“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”
—Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), Communist dictator
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