Law-abiding citizens have reason to worry

Citizens should be armed for self-defence in Canada

Re: Handgun seizure a worrisome trend (News, Oct 26)

You report that local law enforcement is more fretful at the number of illegal handguns on Victoria streets.

Well imagine how the rest of us feel.

After all, armed officers are not likely to be raped. They are not expected to submit to muggings. They are not required to remain passive victims during a home invasion.

It is law-abiding citizens who have been stripped of the right to bear a firearm for self-defense that should be worried at this tacit confession by the authorities that they are unable to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.

Dave Killion