Peetza & Parapliers,
You both make good points, but if I didn't know better, I would think that you weren't on our side
. Instead of shredding his letter with criticism, why don't we thank him for his effort and help him make the argument stronger.
I think one of the most convincing arguments is made with John Lott's study that guns are used in self defense up to 2.3 million times a year compared to "477,040 victims of violent crimes stated that they faced an offender with a firearm" in 2005.
All that being said, I will opine that no matter how strong the argument, you aren't going to swing those mentioned. You would probably have better luck with undecideds. Good luck Mark with your endeavor. You are going to need it with those people.