Re: “Requirement for background checks when lending guns used to target Question 3” (Nov. 1): So Mark Mayone wants to lend his shotgun to his friend’s son? Well, I’ve got a big problem with that, inasmuch as I have no idea who his son’s friend is and whether he meets the criteria for possessing a firearm.

We have laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people, and I’m sorry, but Mark Mayone doesn’t get to make that decision. I will vote in favor of Question 3.

Thomas Johnson

Gorham