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AUG 2015

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10 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 LOUISVILLE LIP brownsborohardware.com advancedentandallergy.com The gun debate In the July issue, writer at large Jenni Laidman explored gun culture in Louisville and wrote, "At evidence is a city that's arming itself, in a state that's arming itself, in a nation that's arming itself. If you harbor fond hope of outlawing guns in America, let it die here. That ship has sailed and sunk in a hail of bullets" The article "Jenni's Got a Gun" made me sick. I cannot believe that Louisville Magazine devoted that much ink to this topic. It promotes more and more gun ownership; it makes it exciting and cool to own a gun. Not sure if I can trust this publication in the future. Surely there must be different topics to explore. I will be watching. This issue is in the trash. Sheila Skipworth Louisville As a certifed National Rife Association instructor and range safety offcer, I have been training others for years in how to properly handle, load, shoot and store frearms. I have taught family, friends and even Boy Scouts — and young men and women in the group's Venturing youth-development program — marksmanship skills and how to safely handle frearms. Due to incessant requests, I am also a licensed instructor in concealed carry. I thank you for the article, but I think you missed the mark on most folks who own frearms. We are law-abiding citizens who conduct our lives as normal folks. My shock and sadness about the events at Sandy Hook (and other shootings) reverberate to this day. A mentally deranged young man entered the school and took out his frustrations against the defenseless. At Virginia Tech, our FBI background check failed us. In Charleston,

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