EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 16, 2013

Letter: Police chiefs’ gun raffle shows little respect


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

You might think that the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police would show better judgment. You might think that they would have more respect for Chief Michael Mahoney of Greenland, who died in hail of bullets last April. You would think that they would have more respect for the police officers who were shot with one killed in Manchester. You would think that they might have remembered that 26 children and teachers were riddled with bullets in Connecticut last month.

Apparently not, because in a fundraising promotion for their association they are having a raffle with guns including semiautomatic weapons as the prizes. People who should know better are adding to the glorification of the gun culture in this state. New Hampshire is becoming another Somalia.

Richard J. O’Shaughnessy

Salem