To the Editor:

The political cartoon featured in the Aug. 8 edition of The Central Virginian depicting a warning sign for sharks was profoundly disappointing, and patently unfair to the millions of responsible, white, male, legal gun owners who commit no violent crimes with the firearms they own. They exponentially outnumber those white males that commit violent crimes with their firearms. 

Furthermore, firearms are equally accessible to law-abiding citizens of all backgrounds. All are subject to the same laws and rules when purchasing guns in their respective states. Additionally, I can promise you the cartoon did NOTHING to promote an end to racism. This was a fail on many levels.

Laura Larkin