Gun-control advocates have the commendable goal of removing weapons from the hands of dangerous criminals and gun-toting maniacs. For this, they should be applauded.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, they seem to have confused dangerous criminals and maniacs with law-abiding citizens and concealed-weapon permit hold-ers and are now in full pursuit of disarming law-abiding citizens, while giving full trust to dangerous criminals. Perhaps if they would "pull their heads out," so to speak, and take a look at the real world, they would quickly realize their mistake and correct it.Jaron Lindow