Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Minors and guns a lethal combo

In response to the June 8 article about the minors who illegally shot and killed a mother bear: Why do children have guns?

Our society’s attitude toward firearms is far too cavalier. If parents and gun owners were held strictly accountable for a child’s improper use of the gun, we’d have far fewer problems with guns.

The district attorney should bring charges against the children’s parents, and if different, the owner of the gun. Obviously, these children did not know how to use a gun responsibly and should never have had access to it.

You want your constitutional right to a gun? Fine. But make sure you keep it away from kids unless you are there to supervise. 

Ed Rybka

Weybridge

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