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May 13, 2013

LETTER: A step to government control

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A step to government control

The mass hysteria being encouraged by President Obama and Governor Cuomo advancing their gun confiscation agenda is effectively trashing our Second Amendment rights. Elimination of our remaining 11 amendment rights under the Bill of Right is but a step away.

Support of NRA efforts to fight all federal and state gun confiscation legislation is essential if we are to retain our constitutional freedoms. We need to write House Speaker John Boehner and State Senator George Maziarz; our other elected congressional and state representatives to oppose all federal and state gun control/gun confiscation efforts. All of our constitutional freedoms are at stake.

Eric R. Heim

Lockport

Soldiers over gulls

Wow, you had one small paragraph about the eight marines who were killed in Nevada, but the front page was about the sea gulls at the old mall. Really, it’s nice to see that the sea gulls are more important than the marines.

All the soldiers are risking their lives so everyone in this country can be safe, but what takes the headlines? A bunch of birds. Really? I love animals also, but these marines died in a training exercise so they could be prepared to defend our country. The birds nest there; it’s sad but not doing anything for this country.

I have two sons in the service, Marines and Army and I take offense that sea gulls take preference to them.

Kathy DeLucas

Lockport

Lockport’s talented students

I want to praise the Lockport City School District for three amazing events that were held recently.

At the beginning of March, I enjoyed a marvelous performance of Guys and Dolls at North Park Middle School. Throughout the performance, I had to constantly remind myself that the young people I was watching were only 12 and 13 years old. The level of professionalism on that stage was amazing.

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