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Letters to the Editor

Time to help our own people

To the Editor:

There has been a lot of talk about black on black murders in the U.S. I saw some interesting figures on the internet. I didn’t fact-check them, but they were all close to one another. Since 1980, more than 330,000 black on black murders have occurred in the U.S., with more than a million wounded – more than all our wars since WWII. And nobody does anything about it.

I see in the paper that they want stronger gun laws. As if there were no guns, no one would get shot. In Switzerland, everyone is required to keep the gun they used in military training in their home. Most are fully automatic. The last two years there have been a little more than 200 gun deaths annually there, and more than half were suicides.

So guns aren’t the cause of these deaths, people are. Why aren’t we helping change their attitude and give them some hope and value to life? Why are they killing each other, and how can we help them stop it?

We worry more about Afghanistan and the Middle East than we do our own people. Let’s put our money and interest into solving this problem. Let our so-called allies solve their own problems. We have sent enough blood and money to those areas and have nothing to show for it.

Frank Dollinger

Channahon

Law firms will be law firms

To the Editor:

Some of the most astounding quotes I read in the The Herald-News about investigations and accusations of miscommunication and mistrust from the politicians, bureaucrats and police by a private law firm. Just shocking and incredible that there’s miscommunication (lies) and mistrust amongst the politicians, those experts of talking from both sides of their mouth at the same time.

I can 99% guarantee what the investigation will find, lots of miscommunication and mistrust, unless the study is another example of lies and mistrust or all the pols are brain dead. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference and remember law firms will be law firms.

Thomas Cechner

Lockport

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