I'm responding to "Bowhunters near homes, trail, school" [News, Oct. 10] about concern over bowhunting in a wooded section of Kings Park. Some residents have complained, claiming concern for children's safety. That's where I have a problem. It seems that every time people complain about anything, they use their children to bring more attention to their cause. They hide behind their children! Even the new speed cameras in front of schools are to raise money.
I work on Meadow Road in Kings Park, on the edge of the wooded hunting area. Residents complain that Kings Park high school is right next to the area, suggesting that a kid on school property might get hit by an errant arrow.
The school is 140 feet away, at its closest. An arrow would have to fly over railroad tracks and busy Meadow Road, which separate the bowhunting area from the school. Hunters would be perched in trees deep in the woods, shooting directly at deer, not people.
Jayson Charpied, West Babylon