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Letter: Gun might be needed to stop an intruder

Some of the153 guns seized in Brooklyn between

Some of the153 guns seized in Brooklyn between May and December 2014 are put on display as the NYPD announce results of a firearms trafficking investigation on Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 Photo Credit: Uli Seit

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.

Thomas Duignan, West Islip

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

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