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Letter to the editor: Lone Ranger had it right

Letter To The Editor
| Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:33 a.m

Lone Ranger had it right

In his letter “Of course, it’s the gun” (June 26, TribLIVE), Al Duerig wrote, “Fortunately kids today aren’t what they were yesterday. They didn’t grow up watching ‘Bonanza’ and ‘Gunsmoke,’ glorifying guns.” But he missed “The Lone Ranger,” where he never tried to kill anyone and always aimed to disarm the bandits without killing them.

In a commercial for Cheerios, the Lone Ranger showed two kids how to fire a rubber-band gun — which they could get by sending in three box tops and $1.59 — at a target and told them to never point it at anyone.

Sure, today there is no “Gunsmoke,” which was the first “adult” Western, but we have videogames that award players points for shooting people or zombies. The more you kill, the higher the score.

William S. Weiss

Mt. Pleasant

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