Thursday, February 24, 2005

Welcome, Brookline TAB Readers

Loyal reader and Brookline resident, Seth, had this letter to the editor published today by the Brookline TAB.

Letter: Does safety correlate with gun laws?

As a lifelong Brookline resident, I have been following with great interest the three-week series in the TAB about the problems of obtaining a license to carry concealed weapons in Brookline. You might be interested to know this matter is now all over the blogosphere, with the local blog leading the charge.

I'll just say this on the matter. Here in Massachusetts, we have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation, and quite a bit of crime. Right above us in New Hampshire, they have some of the most lenient gun laws in the nation, and right next to that in Vermont, there are the single most lenient gun laws in the nation. Why is it I feel much safer in New Hampshire and safest of all in Vermont?

Why indeed?