Yes, but the letter refers to an artwork graphic used elsewhere in the paper, which we cannot see. [...]
I could not find an on-line location of the Police Blotter graphic, which is the subject of the letter. Perhaps the OP will scan and post that as well, so we can all see what he's writing about!
I am not able to locate a previous edition of the newspaper. I asked the library staff about it and she said the moment the previous edition is removed for a new edition at every news stands, the previous edition is recycled en masse.
The image is black background with the white, silvery image (polarization, like x-ray) of the semiautomatic pistol (not sure what model - can't be discerned) superimposed. Some edition have it enlarged and pointed to the side. Some have it pointed downward.
This image remained in the newspaper for probably over a year before I finally complained.