I was amused by the letter to the Deseret News stating that "guns aren't the answer" (Jan. 17).

I was raised with eight older brothers who hunted for their meat during the Great Depression, and I learned to use a gun at that time also.

I served at the Jordan River Temple for 11 years. After coming home and locking up my car I was confronted by one guy one night, and another two guys another time, but when they each saw my 38 caliber handgun, they took off.

I say guns can be the answer. I am 86 years old, and I'm still here.

Lucille Bawden

West Valley City