Letters to the Editor

Try less-lethal gadget

Assistant police chief Al Eicknoff, a 36-year veteran in Ferguson, Missouri, started testing a “less-lethal” attachment for handguns.

It is an odd looking, blaze-orange device docked on a normal handgun barrel. When a bullet is fired, it melds with an attached projectile the size of a ping pong ball that flies with enough force to knock down and incapacitate the person through blunt force, rather than though lethal force.

Maybe it will break a few ribs, but not kill, even at close range. So, it takes only a few seconds to take a life, or to save a life.

Carla LaLonde