A letter from an alum about
March 14, 2003
Your February 26 On the Campus column by Kristin Roper 03 glamorized the outlawed practice of dueling. Settling disputes by means of guns, real or toy, seems more and exercise in attracting attention than satisfying honor. Perhaps the university could step in here and suggest a shooting match with real guns at inanimate targets to decide which man, or woman, is the better. Skeet, trap, or sporting clays with shotguns would require some real skill, teach the elements of gun safety, and provide a sense of competition and healthy excitement, rather than a cheap thrill, and the approbation of highly educated people who dont know enough not to point guns, loaded or unloaded at each other.
There seems to be enough ignorance fueling the antigun movement without Princeton University adding to it.
Nick Niles 56
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