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Opposing Md.'s new gun control law doesn't make one an ignoramus

I must take issue with a recent letter to the editor slamming the sheriff of Garrett County for his stand against enforcing the new gun law ("The booboisie emerges victorious," June 10).

First, I'm a registered Democrat. Second, I never owned a gun and don't want one. But what upsets me about this letter is the reader's apparent belief that everyone outside the metropolitan area is a "brainless serf."

How does anyone have the arrogance to come up with this kind of thinking?

During my career with the state, I have been to every county in Maryland and dealt with county and municipal administrators, elected officials, law enforcement officers, government employees and ordinary citizens.

The overwhelming majority are smart, hard-working and independent-thinking even when they didn't always agree with me. There was always something new I could learn each and every time I met with a new group.

People with intelligence, education and ethical behavior stretch all across Maryland, and they are not tied to just one political party or one way of thinking.

Sherlynn Matesky, Owings Mills

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