I felt it necessary to respond to Norm Voiles’s letter regarding the accidental firearm killing of a Greensburg youth and the subsequent points raised by the writer.
Mr. Voiles quickly turns his attention from the incident itself to the firearm used - an M4 rifle. He asks why did the man own such a weapon? Answer: Because it is legal to own, and what was its purpose? Answer: None of your business.
While Mr. Voiles claims not to be a gun hater, his bias against “ugly military-style weapons” is on full display. I have many friends who collect military weapons (including “black” rifles) and admire the military history they represent. None of them is planning to bring down the government.
Sadly, the Greensburg incident and others like it happen too often. To think that the style of weapon involved is a more important topic than the criminal negligence of the owner is preposterous.