Regarding the Oct. 1 news article “ New law may allow guns at fair”: The only guns we need at the State Fair are those worn by our troopers and Raleigh police officers. It is a family venue whose greatest threats are indigestion and motion sickness. Those so paranoid they feel a need to pack heat need to stay home so the rest of us can enjoy the fun.
If state agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is forced to cave on this issue and allow arms on the fairgrounds, our family will not go. I have enjoyed the State Fair since 1955 but will forgo my annual visit if guns are allowed. How that benefits our state and its agricultural traditions is lost on me.