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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

The public interest

EDITOR: Realistic air riffles have been around for decades. They are very common. What is extremely uncommon is for a kid to be shot for carrying one.

I hunt and own air rifles, and I do not feel safe having a deputy sheriff on the street who shoots kids with BB guns. Am I supposed to tell my son, when he goes out with the air rifle, to watch out for deputy sheriffs?

Maybe it’s just me, but knowing how hard it is to get a real AK-47 tells me that if I see a kid carrying one, it’s probably a toy.

Deputy Erick Gelhaus may not have broken the law, but he should not be allowed to make a mistake like that and keep his job. It’s not in the public interest.

MARK HAMILTON

Santa Rosa

Drought and development

EDITOR: The Windsor Town Council is to consider granting building allocations for almost 200 new units. How can Windsor, or any other town in California, justify adding more units to our already overtaxed water supplies?

We are all being asked to cut our water use by 20 percent. Maybe the Windsor Town Council should read the signs that are posted everywhere about the severe water shortage. Where is the water going to come from for these new housing units? Maybe the new units just won’t have plumbing?


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