The letter from Rhonda Browning on good reasons to own a gun in The Advocate was extremely well-written and thought-provoking.

Here is one reason: People are afraid, and that fear is so great they feel compelled to carry a gun. Fear takes many shapes: fear of people they may meet, fear of neighbors or the people down the block, around the corner or in the next block. Fear blinds the brain.

There is fear of not knowing where the next meal is coming from and not having a job or a skill; no one will hire them. And the free money, if they get it, isn’t enough to enjoy what the working individual obtains.

They live in fear; housing, food, entertainment and relationships all lead to fear, known or unknown.

Their fear makes us afraid. So carry a gun; it’s the safe way to go.

Jerome F. Pankow

retired scientist