I can’t believe that the Post-Gazette would use valuable space writing a huge article talking up someone like Kim Stolfer (“Gun-Rights Advocate Kim Stolfer a Powerful Force in Harrisburg,” March 15). And you couldn’t have picked a worse time to sing his praises.
As an African-American woman who lost her son, Jamar Hawkins, to an
illegal gun in November 2013 and as a lifetime resident of Homewood and
Penn Hills, I am sickened by Mr. Stolfer and his organization. His “all
guns, all the time” agenda is bad enough, but recently he had the nerve
to say that a gun-rights rally over an ordinance in Lower Merion, Pa.,
was “a Rosa Parks moment.”
That’s not just the wrong thing to say — it’s just wrong.
The last I checked, Mr. Stolfer has never been denied access to a
seat on the bus, access to a public restroom, access to a job or access
to a vote because of his skin color. And I can’t believe that he or
anyone he knows has lost his life because some town didn’t want him to
fire or to carry his gun in a park.