LETTER: Letter writer’s response predictable

Re: Your ignorance is killing people (Letters, Nov. 29)

Well that was predictable – a reader slamming my previous letter on addiction.

I don’t know Ann Gallagher, but she presumes to know me.

I don’t lack “empathy,” but simultaneously I don’t condone practices that enable addictions.

The fundamental fallacy pushed by the drug-friendly crowd is the new age wisdom that: “It’s not a choice. It’s an addiction.”

Yes, it’s a choice.

I have never in my 75 years on God’s green earth seen a bottle magically force itself to anybody’s mouth, a heroin needle magically inject itself in somebody’s arm, or anybody forced to pull the arm on a casino “bandit.”

And to set the record straight, I’ve shot a few ducks and rabbits in my lifetime, but I have never killed anybody by stating the obvious. And I don’t live in “a lofty perch” or “mountain,” rather a small retirement rancher.

Andy Neimers, Sooke

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