A Globe Reader Responds
How soon we forget power of a .22
IN HIS breezy celebration of firearms ("Annie, get your Glock," Living/Arts, July 18), Michael Hardy observes that a .22-caliber rifle "is slightly more deadly than a slingshot." Perhaps Hardy is too young to remember that when Sirhan Sirhan assassinated Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, he used a .22-caliber handgun.
DERRICK TE PASKE
Whatever Mr. Hardy's age, there isn't a single newpaper reporter in this town too young to remember the murders of Rachel and Lillian Entwistle in Hopkinton earlier this year.
The murder weapon? A .22-caliber handgun.