Fernando Mateo, president of Hispanics Across America, and representative of the Bodegueros Association debated Colin Weaver, Deputy Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. You can see the video here: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-guns-for- ... 7521.story The issue is that, in New York, bodega owners who often work 18 hour shifts alone in crime-ridden areas are getting robbed and killed. Mr. Mateo says they need to get armed for their own protection. Weaver instead offers that business owners should meet to discuss legislative solutions. Apparently, Weaver thinks that passing more laws will keep criminals from robbing and shooting people, and gets his lunch eaten by Mateo in a debate. Weaver points out that guns from out of state are the problem. He obviously doesn't get it, that the only way to stop guns from crossing state lines, is to stop people from crossing state lines. Just as guns don't cross state lines by themselves, neither do they shoot people by themselves. The issue isn't in-state/out-of-state guns. It's that criminals will always find a way to get their tools of the trade. And as Mateo logically pointed out, the honest citizens must be placed on a more level playing field by being armed themselves. If a criminal knows you are armed, he will think twice before trying to make you a victim. Weaver doesn't want guns in the hands of the honest busniess owners because "police hit their targets only 30% of the time". I suppose by this, Weaver believes police shouldn't have guns either. Mateao challenges Weaver to spend one night working alone and unarmed in a bodega. Weaver's reponse is lame. Watch the video to see Weaver get soundly trounced.