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2016-08-17 / Letters

Gun ad was irresponsible

As a citizen of Chesterfield County for over 20 years who acknowledges that gun violence prevention is a major local and national issue, I was horrified to see the full-page advertisement in the June 29 issue paid for by Town Gun Shop, which stated “Celebrate your Independence with Town Gun Shop!” I am aware that advertising supports a free paper, but this is the type of ad that we are used to seeing in a supermarket tabloid, not a family newspaper. Remember, it was not that long ago when Fourth of July celebratory gunfire caused the death of a young boy in Brandermill.

Please reconsider this type of advertisement in the future.

Gail Stuhlmiller
Midlothian

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