Tonawanda News

January 2, 2013

Sound Off published Jan. 2

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — Too much about the Connecticut shootings? Are you that selfish? This needs media attention. The families are feeling the love from the nation and gun issues are being addressed. What if this was your child? Turn off your television if you can’t handle it. The rest of us will keep praying for the families and you.

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People kill people. Not guns. To all you people who think that new gun legislation will stop the gun violence you’re not thinking clearly. Why not make heroin and crack illegal and stop drug abuse? Why not make driving while intoxicated illegal and stop all the vehicular homicides? Why not make child abuse illegal and keep our children from being molested? Oh wait, we have those laws. How’ve they been working so far? What we need is the family unit to start teaching respect and responsibility. Making it harder for the responsible citizen to own a firearm is not the way.

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The Niagara County sheriff already handles NT’s dispatch and Dare program. I see their cars in the city all the time. Why not have them take over the police too and save the taxpayers even more money?

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I have to agree with the complaints about the long hair on some of the football players. They look like a bunch of hippies. I bet they smoke drugs after the games. Not to mention, it hurts the team because it makes them easier to tackle. These youngsters need a haircut and I’ll be the first to donate some money for it.

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Perhaps what NT needs instead of so many elected-official-inspired efforts is to hold monthly public meetings, not private advisory level committee meetings with people hand selected by the same officials. Let the people you are supposed to be serving come tell you what they want. It’s what they want that counts. It’s not all about you.

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Our officials in NT work very hard on projects that appeal to them. But they don’t seem to actually visit all parts of the city and see that once they start something, it just dies on the vine because they don’t ever seem to finish anything to make it really worth the expense.

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So the government is selling the rest of the GM stock at a 12 billion dollars loss to us tax payers. Well thank you Mr.President and all of the auto union workers for a merry xmas.

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Today is Friday, Dec. 21. After reading today’s sound off, I have to wonder, what would this world be like if Christians everywhere actually thought the real significance of the Holiday. We can keep blaming guns for murders, politicians for all our financial woes, spend time being angry at our sports teams or actually and sincerely pray for our country. Pray for our leaders. What a difference we would see.