Thanks for posting and welcome to the site, RKBA.
It looks like the Star Advertiser is doing something wonky with their links and won't allow you to direct link to their pages. For people looking for the letter on their site, it can be found under Editorials
and Letters to the Editor
from the menu bar on the site.
Actually let me just post the contents of the letter here since it is a letter:
I thank Police Chief Louis Kealoha for not allowing another concealed-carry gun on the island (Ã¢â‚¬Å“Suit targets police chief for denying gun permit,Ã¢â‚¬Â Star-Advertiser, Aug. 31). Chris Baker from Mississippi wants a gun to protect his wife while on the job as a process server. I suggest he take a self-defense course or maybe find a new line of work if he fears for his life. There are enough guns on the island and the last thing we tourists need to see or hear about are civilians who are afraid to do their job without a gun in their hand. George Quarles Forestville, Calif
These kinds of letters are very annoying. It's just a "drive-by" posting by, as you mentioned, someone that doesn't even fall under our laws. I guess with all the attention this case has garnered, it's expected for people like that to come out of the woodwork. What's worse is this person lives in a state where, on some accounts, gun laws are even stricter.
Anyway, back to why I called it a "drive-by" posting. It is an emotionally charged response to something that someone doesn't like. It doesn't contain any facts and these types of people aren't even the types to look at the facts anyway. A well written response with facts and not just emotion would be a good counter.
This got me thinking about another thing, which is probably slightly off topic. How many people and what types of people actually log in to the Star Advertiser website.With their new pay model, I'm guessing their readership will drop a bunch. Maybe not, but who really knows.
Well, thanks again for joining and posting. We're happy to have you here