Mary Danford: Craig |

Mary Danford: Craig

In the years I have lived in Craig, I have always felt safe and secure, especially in my home, my safe sanctuary away from the world. That was until a few days ago when a .22 caliber bullet came crashing through my dining room window.

Now, I don’t live in a rural area, I live in an old town — well within the city limits — where it illegal to discharge a firearm. There are no vacant lots or open spaces near me; my dining room faces my back yard, behind which there is a dead end alley and other houses. So where did this bullet come from? Who knows? Was it accidental, on purpose or just plain vandalism? Again, who knows?

The shooter probably will never be identified or apprehended, though the police have the bullet, but I would like to say this to the irresponsible party. I believe in the right to bear arms, I always have and I always will, but, inept individuals such as yourself may someday cost us that privilege. Your bullet came through the window at head level, had I been standing at that window I might not have been able to write this letter.

So far, you have only caused personal anguish and property damage. The next time, it could be worse!

In closing I just wonder, if we’re not safe in our own homes, where are we safe?

Mary Danford


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