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Sunday, May 19, 2013

I think I may have made a really bad mistake. I was very impressed with N.C. Rep. Brian Brown when I met him as he campaigned for office. He seemed like a good future for citizens of this state. And I voted for him. And now I see that he attached his name to a bill that will make guns more available on college campuses.

Rep. Brown, have you lost your mind? Did you not think about the consequences of that idea? I am a retired federal agent, a Vietnam War veteran with three years combat experience, and an attorney here in Pitt County. I have been a member of the National Rifle Association longer than you have been alive.

I believe in the right to bear arms, but on college campuses? Do you not know that most of those young people are for the first time in their lives finding themselves in an unsupervised environment, making stupid mistakes and learning from those mistakes in a safe environment where they don’t destroy their futures and those of others. Are you proposing to allow these kids to have easier access to firearms on campus? Do you really not trust law enforcement to be much more able to handle issues in which children might be more inclined to grab a gun and shoot someone?

Most college students have absolutely no experience with violence, firearms and making right decisions. Are you going to add firearms to that environment?

Yes, I made a really bad mistake. But I won’t make it again. I will support your opponent in the next election and pray that individual has the maturity and wisdom not to place our children in harm’s way. Rep. Brown, have you lost your mind?

FREDERIC WHITEHURST,

J.D., Ph.D.

Bethel

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