In the February 2012 "Letters," reader James Keenan takes
issue with Patrick Sweeney's statement that all unattended firearms must be unloaded and locked up. So would I, as an absolute.
Circumstances vary, as do appropriate responses. But I must take issue
with Mr. Keenan's characterization of carrying at all times as
"extreme" or "uncomfortable." If I am awake but
undressed, my robe has a small handgun, a tactical flashlight and a
small folding knife (because I find myself constantly using knives).
This too, is logical and comfortable. Trouble often knocks at odd hours;
it's foolish to be unarmed simply because one just got up or is
preparing for shower or bed. I you can carry comfortably for hours, then
you can do so all the time. It just makes sense.