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January 16, 2013

Wabbit season, duck season

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — If you want to stop all of this gun violence, then invest the money you are wasting on legislative sessions into a time machine. Let’s go back to the 1970’s and watch how things are supposed to be done. When criminals killed someone, they were put to death. When a kid broke into the neighbor’s house, the authorities and the parents didn’t blame the neighbor. They blamed the kid, and he got what was coming to him.

The tools of our society are not the problems. The problems are caused by the people that use those tools. Stop blaming inanimate objects for the evils that people do. Focus on the real causes of the decline of our society and maybe, just maybe, we will act in time to save ourselves and create a better world for people like my grandson.

George N Root III is a Lockport resident and someone who pines for simpler times when logic prevailed. His column appears every Wednesday. He can be reached at georgeroot@verizon.net, but illogical political and social emails will be instantly deleted. So don't bother.

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