October 5, 2008
In its search for peace, it is a sad commentary for our nation to be identified with a zeal for "Gun Love" [CTWeek, Sept. 28].
Understandably, The Courant's article emphasizes a virtuous and innocent enjoyment of guns. However, this perspective has become outdated and is far too shallow at a time when guns represent a symbol of violence and conflict.
Furthermore, it appears paradoxical that a father-daughter relationship is said to be nurtured by a sport that inspires a love for guns. Today, the very picture of holding a gun has the unfortunate implication that the weapon is used for a purpose other than target practice or the promotion of a hobby.
I would urge gun lovers to sacrifice by not insisting on the right to bear arms, for whatever reason, but to recognize that we are living in an era of gun proliferation that is resulting in school, street and domestic violence, and unwarranted wars rather than improved sportsmanship.
Ulrich Eschholz, Ashford
These people amaze me...