Well, I won’t transcribe his responses exactly, because I wouldn’t want someone doing that to me, but...
We had a polite exchange. He mentioned the shooting outside the Empire State Building as an example of innocent people getting caught in the crossfire. When I pointed out that was the police and NOT a CCW holder, his general sentiment was that if the police could fire indiscriminately, a CCW holder could as well.
We went back and forth a bit - with me presenting all of the arguments you are tempted to type to me right now - and left the dialogue with Merry Christmas and holiday well-wishes.
He wasn’t unreasonable, and took the time to respond - for that I was grateful.
And thank you for also taking the time to respond. And for contacting the author.