Thursday, July 20, 2006

A Globe Reader Responds

From the Letters to the Editor of the Boston Globe:

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.


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.