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Recollections of being glad for having been armed [Letter]

The following letter was sent to Maryland State Senator Barry Glassman. A copy was provided for publication. I write regarding the Second Amendment debate in Annapolis. I applaud your stand in defending the Constitution. Perhaps my experiences may help you frame some response to folks who have never carried a gun or faced one, in why merely the presence of a gun can save lives. I am 62, a small farm-owner in Forest Hill, retired from the gas station business, where carrying a revolver saved my life several times, though I never fired a shot in 20 years. Carrying that gun saved my Towson gas station from untold robberies just because the bad guys knew there was a gun on premises,...

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