Columnist fires back at critics and editors

Ruth Sheehan’s column typically appears in the City & State section of The News & Observer. In today’s paper, however, her work is in the Outdoors section. Sheehan’s first-person piece recounts her recent trip to a gun range. It was her first time handling and firing a gun.

The column takes a curious turn toward the end. Sheehan mentions those who criticized her opinions on the Duke lacrosse case, and she suggests that she is ready to act in self-defense if need be:

I like the idea that bloggers — and editors — don’t know for sure whether I might be packing heat. I think I’ll keep it that way.

I hope this isn’t aimed at copy editors. Assigning editors, well…

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