Says nothing stray about loaded bullet

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJuly 4, 2013 

Regarding the story headlined "Stray bullet kills Ferndale woman" on June 18, I believe a stray bullet is the one that rolls out of the box while loading a gun. Once loaded into the chamber there is no "stray" bullet. Once the trigger is pulled a bullet is simply subject to the laws of physics and set on a trajectory at the hands of the one aiming the gun and pulling the trigger. Let's get our terminology straight and place the impetus on knowledge of basic concepts where it belongs. Once loaded and fired, there is no such thing as a "stray bullet."

Ruth E. Holbrook

Bellingham

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