George Pyle's reaction to public gun-toting in "Don't make us say you look silly" (Opinion, February 24) is disappointing because he resorts to shaming. Openly packing unloaded guns in public is not a crime, but Pyle tries to equate it to illegal public nudity.
People packing guns discomfort Pyle. Seeing guns in public is not common, so being taken aback by the sight is understandable. But nearly 1 in 20 of all people in Utah held an active concealed-carry permit in December 2012.
Pyle must prefer that carrying guns be kept secret. Ignorance is bliss and more dangerous than empty guns in public.