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Updated: February 26, 2013 6:18AM

Two rights

Possessing a gun is a right, just like abortion.

Warhawks winning

With seemingly unending negative news concerning North Chicago, Lake County should congratulate North Chicago High’s boys basketball team which is recognized and ranked as a state power and the No. 1 team in Lake County. Currently with 21 victories, they have recently won five games in five days including three against Chicago area powerhouses in the MLK Dream Classic. Keep it up and good luck, Warhawks!

Counting down

Much has been made by the media about the re-election of Obama. The one positive thing I take away is that with each passing day we are one day closer to the end of the absolute worst president in our history. Our nation can survive another four years, however it’s scary to think about the voters that put him back in office.

Life savers

Airbag, seat belts, children’s car seats, medicine, exercise equipment and health foods, to name a few, are not guaranteed to save your life. Neither is having a gun.

Not so great

Perhaps the Founding Fathers’ idea that everyone should have the right to bear arms isn’t as great as some believe. Remember, they also thought it was a great idea to have slaves. Just sayin’.

Gas pumps

Gas stations should be required to make an announcement periodically over their PA system to all drivers to turn off their engines or no gas. This would save lives.


Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o and his lie or hoax is really not an issue at all to the general public and it sure doesn’t have any effect on how we live really. If he had no real personal gain that can be taken away from him for being involved in this situation, then it’s not even worth being in the news. There are far more serious and necessary issues to be discussed.

Drug paraphernalia

I have a question regarding drug paraphernalia. While purchasing gas at several convenience-type stores, I noticed areas devoted solely to displaying and selling so-called paraphernalia. I then notice in the police beat section that people are charged with possession of same. How is it legal to purchase, yet illegal to own these items? Maybe a knowledgeable lawyer or policeman can respond to my conundrum. Just asking.

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