No longer will I encourage my children and grandchildren to visit the Minnesota Capitol. It’s hard for me to believe that our political leaders actually think that it’s just fine and even encourage people to walk around in the building carrying loaded handguns (“Tough-talking gun advocate taken to task,” Aug. 27).

Consider some of the heated debates that have taken place there. Add to that picture loaded handguns. You’ve obviously not been closely touched by the recent shootings in Minnesota and throughout our country. You’ve apparently been conned by the National Rifle Association into believing that returning to the Wild West is a great idea. I’m sorry, but I strongly disagree. Those of you who refuse to keep loaded firearms out of our Capitol certainly will never again gain my vote.

LYNN MADSEN, Golden Valley