A letter writer described a conversation he had with a man who drove him to a train station ["Gun ownership and killing," Just Sayin', March 28]. He said the driver swerved to avoid a deer; however, later the driver said he possessed three guns so he could shoot if someone broke into his home.

The writer seemed puzzled that a man would swerve to avoid a deer but shoot an intruder in his home. I would never want to shoot a deer or a human; however, if a deer broke into my home wearing a mask and carrying a gun, I guess I would have no choice.

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Thomas Duignan, West Islip

Editor's note: The writer is a retired state park police officer.