A writer stated in Sunday’s Star Tribune that light rail has killed one person while no murders have been conducted by permit carrying handgun owners since the passage of conceal and carry.
The score: 1-0
Let it be stated that light rail has killed more people in Minnesota than permit-carrying gun owners.
Blair Sorvari, Champlin.
Using the unfortunate death of an elderly driver to support carrying concealed weapons defies tact and logic.
If the comparision is going to be made, at least include some stats on the lives saved from both. My estimate is 2.6 lives/year are saved by light rail due to the decrease in automobile accident deaths among new transit riders.
I couldn’t find comparable stats on conceal & carry lives saved. Do they exist?