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A wonderful concept was unintentionally presented in the caption to the picture accompanying "For Utahn, debate over guns, self-defense frighteningly real" (Tribune, April 14). It said: "Eric Martin ­— shown armed with his fiancée …"

More people should be armed with fiancées (instead of guns). Unlike guns, fiancées are welcome everywhere — malls, churches, even on planes and in schools (though children should not have or be fiancées).

Fiancées do not require concealed-carry permits. Best of all, your openly displayed fiancée will elicit not cringes in fear but broad smiles and warm wishes.

Robert Kuesterman

West Valley City

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