Writer misfires with BB-gun letter | AspenTimes.com

Writer misfires with BB-gun letter

Dear Editor:

This is a response to Michelle Fox’s letter to the editor on April 17 (“Keep guns out of children’s hands,” The Aspen Times).

You are absolutely right in the fact that Ducks Unlimited contributes greatly to the conservation of wetlands across America. It is also true that hunting licenses and sportsmen are the main economic supporters of wildlife throughout the state: not the Sierra Club nor Wilderness Workshop. I am not aware of any donations to wildlife from either organization.

Youth hunting is on the decline, and it is wonderful to have a great organization like Ducks Unlimited to educate the youth about responsible gun ownership. It is very ignorant of you to suggest that a youth should not learn about responsible gun ownership. You make it sound like they received 12-gauge shotguns! I suspect every youth who received a BB gun last week lives with guns in their own home. To educate them as youths will probably save their lives.

It might be better to keep your antiquated views of youths, guns and wildlife within your own mind because those views are out of touch with reality.

Adam Olson


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