Letter to the Editor

Think before shooting in air

Sunday, January 22, 2012

To the Editor:

So you think it's cool to go out and shoot your guns into the air?

A couple of years ago, I was doing some work outside when I noticed a hole in the top of my carport and in the top of my pop-up camper parked under it.

After some digging around in the hole, I was able to retrieve what looked to be a .45-caliber slug from the hole in my camper.

As you can imagine, I was quite upset.

Now, let's fast forward to last night, when my son and I were getting into my vehicle that was parked under the carport, when he noticed another hole not 2-feet from the original bullet hole in the roof of the carport.

Now, I am thinking there is no way that this could have happened again, but after looking around, I found a hole in my boat cover just under the new hole in the carport.

We lifted the cover and I found a small caliber rifle slug (approximately 7-millimeters) laying on the deck of my boat.

This is all happening in the yard that my kids play in and this scares me.

What if the "not-so-smart person" that is doing this does this someday when my kids are out playing and kills one of them?

If there are two holes I can see, how many holes are in my roof I can't see?

I am in no way an anti-gun person. I own a couple of guns myself.

But I do believe in responsible gun ownership and whoever is doing this is not a responsible person, and these people make those of us that are look bad.

Robert Adams,