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To the editor:
Your recent cartoon illustrating a gambling machine in the unemployment office is not funny.
While North Carolina is still struggling to get unemployment down, closing all these “evil” places is absurd.
My wife sometimes stops by just for fun. The place she visits in Shallotte will lose seven employees, and that is just one shop.
And for what? To ensure the state of North Carolina will get all gambling revenues from its numerous games?
How about we close all the ABC stores to prevent drunk driving or lose all the gun stores to prevent homicides?
Better yet, why don’t we open people’s minds to accept that you cannot legislate people’s desires?
They will find a way to do what they want, regardless; always have, always will. South Carolina is just a short drive away.