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Man who found gun at restaurant should be thanked, not jailed

By KENNETH L. LEWIS Princeton

EDITOR:

It is my opinion that the individual who picked up the weapon from the McDonald's booth and placed it by their dumpster should be receiving an award or at the very least the public's gratitude for stopping a potentially dangerous situation. To think a child could have found that weapon and harmed himself or someone else. He certainly should not be looking at an arrest.

The only thing I would have done differently is I would have thrown the weapon into the dumpster.

The individual who was so careless to leave the weapon at a McDonald's restaurant for whatever reason should have been charged with wanton endangerment at the very least. Why would a person feel the need to bring a weapon into a McDonald's in the first place? Is he so paranoid and delusional to think he might need to shoot it out with another patron? If he is that paranoid, maybe he needs to stay at home where he may feel safer.

Common sense needs to rule the day here. We have far too many guns and too few reasonable people in possession of them.

KENNETH L. LEWIS

Princeton

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Don Floyd, Johns Creek, GA. posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:31 PM

Title: Man who found gun at restaurant should be thanked , not jailed

Nah, I think that that dude who "found" the gun and placed it near the dumpster intended to come back and get it. If he had turned it in to management or law enforcement, then I would feel better about his intentions abd even thank him. The owner of the gun was too careless and should have his gun-toters permit at least suspended so he could be examined for competency.

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