Letters to the Editor

Only betas fear guns

I read your hand-wringing editorial about a proposed gun range near Scott Air Force Base and wondered if it was written on a slow day when news had to be generated. Imagine, a shooting facility less than 3 miles from an Air Force Base. Used by military members and law enforcement, who have already had some training in shooting. With range safety officers present.

You don’t even know what direction the shooters will be facing. If it’s an outdoor range, most likely that would be pointing North, or maybe toward Mayor Vernier’s house. Are you OK with that?

Your editorial said “Guns and airplanes make folks nervous.” By folks, you should have said “weak-kneed beta males.”

Grant Montgomery

Belleville

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