Regarding your editorial: “ A pistol ban on campuses,” this was a textbook example of a straw-man argument.

The ideas of “a pistol in every pocket” and untrained civilians responding to crimes were not proposed by Rep. Ernest Wooton, No Party-Belle Chasse, but by your editorial writer.

This type of screed is what I would expect from one of the cranks and crackpots whose letters you regularly publish, not from esteemed members of the journalist profession.

Your editorial was about as accurate as saying a campus ban on pistols would’ve deprived LSU of the talents of Pete Maravich.

James Lewis

business manager

Baton Rouge