I think the Kennebec Journal overlooked the geography of Fayette when the paper reported on Jeannette Kassel’s appeal of the Fayette Planning Board’s approval of a gunsmith shop at the site of the old Fayette Fire Station (“Fayette gun shop approval to get appeal hearing,” June 5).

Kassel did not mention that the hardware store in Winthrop stocks enough guns and ammo to arm a militia. It’s also close enough to all of the schools and summer camps Kassel cited. Additionally, most Fayette school children are exposed to firearms and learn gun safety from their parents at home.

As a former Fayette resident, Kassel’s appeal does not have merit to me.

Robert Gross

Gardiner