Dear Editor:

I would like to congratulate Aaron Hartman of Lanark for his Letter to the Editor in the June 12-13 issues of the Carroll County Mirror-Democrat and Savanna Times-Journal.

I don’t know Aaron but his letter about the actions of the Carroll County Board and Sheriff Doran is spot-on. He’s right that the rifles that are labeled assault weapons are no different than many other shotguns and rifles, except for looks.

I saw the same letter that Aaron saw in the May 8-9 issues of the Times-Journal and Mirror-Democrat, but I didn’t think it would do any good to respond. I was wrong about that and I’m grateful that Aaron took the time to address that letter.

Our County Board and sheriff are doing what they can.

Bob Stretton

Savanna