I am writing to you in the wake of your Sept. 25 issue, in which a headline said,
"A Journalist's Fact-Finding Mission About the Use of Guns."
I found it hard to believe and it is too bad-also amazing-when the medical doctor
said he didn't want to have guns eliminated because the more fighting and robberies
there are, the better his medicines will sell. Is this accurate and to the point?
Are you kidding your readers? If it is true, then shame on that ambitious doctor!
Also, I don't agree that people or schoolchildren use guns to make themselves handsome
or to woo girls. It is my personal view that "modern girls" don't like
a man with a pistol. Instead, a gentleman with two pens in his breast pocket is their
favorite. Anyway, I appreciate the commentary and I would like to hear more about
- Im Sarun
The editors respond: The article in question was written as a fictitious interview
to provide commentary on the widespread prevalence of guns in Khmer society.