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THE FINEST IN THE FIREARMS FIELD SINCE 1955 CROSSFIRE GUNS MAGAZINE JULY 2010 BOaRD OF DiReCTORS Thomas von Rosen, CEO; Thomas Hollander, Randy Moldé, Marjorie Young Editor Jeff John Managing Editorial Assistant Stephanie Jarrell Editorial Assistant Amberly Dressler Art Director/Staff Photographer Joseph R. Novelozo Art Assistant Jennifer Lewis Advertising Sales Director Anita Carson Advertising Sales Assistant Dana Hatfield Production Manager Linda Peterson Website Manager Lorinda Massey Promotions Coordinator Elizabeth O’Neill PUBLiSHeR Roy Huntington LETTERS TO GUNS GUNS Magazine® welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit all published letters for clarity and length. Due to the volume of mail, we are unable to individually answer your letters or e-mail. In sending a letter to GUNS Magazine, you agree to provide Publisher’s Development Corp. such copyright as is required for publishing and redistributing the contents of your letter in any format. Send your letters to Crossfire, GUNS Magazine, 12345 World Trade Dr., San Diego, CA 92128; www.gunsmagazine.com; e-mail: ed@gunsmagazine.com No Explanation Necessary Concerning “reasonable” restrictions to any of our rights, the burden of proof of necessity lies with those who would abridge or eliminate a right. For example, a recent change in federal regulations restores a right that should never have been taken from us, the right to carry a gun in national parks. An unhappy liberal who called a local radio talk show demanded an explanation why anyone needed to carry a gun in a national park. We do not owe him an explanation. He owes us one. He needs to prove the necessity of denying us this right. Let someone try to prove we have no right to defend ourselves, and let them prove that disarming us will not deprive us of this most fundamental right. What have we become that we must hire lawyers to beg a Supreme Court to grant us the right to defend ourselves? Do we need to produce evidence that we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Fred Cardin Appleton, Wisconsin have a bit more tenure than me. (God, am I old.)—Best, Mas Mr. Ellison: Thanks for the kind words about our efforts. I’ll keep going down The Lane as long as the Memory holds on!—Good shootin’ and God Bless, John CONTRiBUTiNG eDiTORS FieLD eDiTORS John Taffin, Holt Bodinson, Dave Anderson, Clint Smith, Massad Ayoob, Mike “Duke” Venturino Sam Fadala, David Codrea, John Morrison, Glen Zediker, John Sheehan, Jacob Gottfredson, Mike Cumpston, John Barsness, Dave Douglas Deep Cover Magnum After so many gun magazine articles about how to carry at least three or more concealed guns Holt Bodinson has introduced reality to concealed carry. Bad stuff happens in one second or less. The gun you have (even a .22 Mag) is the best gun to have when you need it. For concealed carry, I prefer one of my HKs or my Kahr 9mm from a ballistics standpoint, yet I carry a Ruger .380 LCP. Jim Underwood via e-mail I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Bodinson’s article about the NAA .22 Mag mini-revolver and laser sight, and his conclusion the combination is a “serious self-defense gun.” I am among the group of “average men and women” of whom he speaks. I carry occasionally, violating one of Mas’ rules, because I want to, virtually never because I feel I have to. Yes, I know the arguments. If I felt I really needed to carry, I would make the sacrifices. A year or so ago, I had this same discussion with myself. I love the little NAA PUG, but chose a Seecamp .32 in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster because it is more effective and shootable than the PUG and it will ride out of sight and out of mind in any normal pocket. It is also smaller, more ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing than the KelTec or LCP, in my opinion, although a strong argument can be made for these pistols. While I do appreciate the elements of personal preference and confidence in his choice, I think there are better choices for any actual encounters, as opposed to just the satisfaction that packing anything provides. Name withheld by request. 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Most of the contributors will have handed in their dinner pails; indeed your longest serving writer must be old Mas who must have been composing articles since the ’70s in the Jerry Rakusan days. John Taffin must have started in the middle ’80s. He’s a little bit younger than I am, but boy does he take me down Memory Lane a time or two. The old bugger can still shoot a bit, though it’s amusing to see that he’s arrived at the 9mm late in the day. Great stuff! J. Ellison Plymouth, UK Good to hear from you, sir, and glad the spirit of the longbowmen of Agincourt is still alive in Old Blighty. 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