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Weapons Ban: Hearings Should Have Been Held

January 16, 2013

Will the state Legislature’s assault weapon ban actually keep assault weapons from those who shouldn’t have them? It’s hard to say....

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KCW007

Jan-19-13 3:14 PM

If the Nazi's had to consider that every Jewish papa might have been armed with even just a single shot shotgun, the storm troopers wouldn't have been near so eager to have gone about their awful business of knocking down doors and hauling people away to their doom. To be certain, no single man could have prevented what was going to happen to his family and himself, but the idea would be to take at least one, if not more, of the SOB's with him. Give their mother's something to cry about! The idea of attrition/harrasment comes into play too in such defenses. Think of how a German soldier would have felt about knocking down one door, while knowing that at any given moment another might fling open just down the hall. That's just the senario that a "well regulated militia" is all about. Win in the long run, meanwhile, make them pay a little here and a little there. Last one day longer than they can.

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Seadog

Jan-18-13 8:25 AM

Hey boobybill - quick question. If the Jews would of had guns, do you think 6 million would have been gased? And as a black man, if your people had had guns during the slave trade years, do you think they could have prevented slavery?

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alwaysright

Jan-17-13 6:08 PM

Am I proud of the Governor and president. Punish the responsible citizens, not the criminals. NOT one bit of legislation to punish the criminals caught with a weapon, NOT one bit of legislation to increase the sentence of these criminals. As usual these bans were politically motivated. Cuomo wants to be president and the president wants to be a dictator. Congratulations to the senate and house. Sheeple all of them.

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FedUpL8ly

Jan-17-13 5:59 PM

boobybull, your opinions are so astonishingly devoid of common sense that I find it hard to fathom that you actually believe the nonsense in your comments. Say it ain't so, boobybull!

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 3:15 PM

"voter fraud that does not exist puts you in the taliban category".

So bobbybilly, you are saying there is not ONE example of voter fraud in this country? If there has been your arguement is moot. And what does voter fraud have to do with the Tea Party. Last I knew, the taliban wants nothing to do with free and fair elections. So once again you comparing American patriots to the taliban ins not only unpatriotic, unAmerican, but a slap in the face to every person that has defended this country. You sir are a low life and as unAmerican as they come. But just not unAmerican enough to live off the system and to take advantage of the benefits this country offers including Obamacare. Bye Bye commrade.

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 3:04 PM

BOBBYBILLY - I challange you to give us one example of this. Just one, from a reliable source.

"patriots and then talk about overthrowing the government because they don't like the color of our presidents skin are the ones i am comparing to the taliban". I'll wait.

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bobbybill

Jan-17-13 2:36 PM

seabisquit you are correct, that is the definition of a patriot. the people that call themselves patriots and then talk about overthrowing the government because they don't like the color of our presidents skin are the ones i am comparing to the taliban.

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 2:20 PM

Oh and bobbybill - the definition of a patriot is: "a proud supporter or defender of his or her country and its way of life"

So, for you to compare a patriot to the taliban is not only UNPATRIOTIC, but it proves exactly what many of us have said about you.

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 1:59 PM

"Kind of hard to find anyone guilty WITHOUT ALL THE FACTS bobbybilly"

There you go again bobbybilly - if you are going to quote me, use the ENTIRE quote instead of cherry picking bits and pieces.

And bobbybilly - I am a patriot and am not religious. I am a patriot and I believe in the Constitution that states I can own a weapon of war which is a rifle. I am a patriot and I love women and respect them. I have been married for 37 years. I am a patriot and believe if I don't like who has been elected, we are able to vote him/her out, if the voting process is fair, if all votes are counted, and if every citizen that wants to vote does so - once. So bobbybill, you and your socialist, communist, Obama worshipping counterparts enjoy it while you can. When this economy crashes, which it will, people will wake up and the King and his court will be nothing but a bad memory.

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formerlyphil

Jan-17-13 1:54 PM

the "AR" in AR-15 stands for "assault rifle."

someone will NEVER be able to live down that statement. ignorance incarnate unmasked!!

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bobbybill

Jan-17-13 1:04 PM

And seabisquit, i know you didn't mean to do it but your post "kinda hard to find someone guilty" is an acknowledgement that the right did NOT find either one of them guilty of anything. Those pesky facts though will never stop you from calling a horse a cow though.

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 11:33 AM

"And Seabisquit, please cite where Obama and Holder were found guilty of anything to do with fast and furiou"

Poor, poor, poor bobbybilly. Who is the top law enforcement offical in the country? Wait for it........the Attorney General, who just happens to be Eric Holder. Also, the Abbott and Costello of Fast and Furious did not turn over ALL related papers since King Obama inserted Exec. Priv. once again. Kind of hard to find anyone guilty WITHOUT ALL THE FACTS bobbybilly..

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MacKenzie

Jan-17-13 11:04 AM

Overdrive, there are not enough law enforcement to get to your house in time to stop an home invasion(unless by some stroke of luck, they are just around the corner). Law enforcement to citizen ratio is about 1:4000. They can't be in all places at all times. I, too, want law enforcement, et al, to be the ones to protect me, but sometimes they can't.

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MacKenzie

Jan-17-13 10:57 AM

Really, bobby? And, calling others the who don't agree with you, which is almost everyone, the taliban because they exercise their Constitutional rights, is NOT bullying? You always go right for the jugular of your opinion opponents, denegrating them at the very first chance. But, then again, that has always been your modis operandi, no matter what your posting moniker has been.

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bobbybill

Jan-17-13 10:03 AM

overdrive, well thought out sane comments my friend. unlike the members of the american taliban on here.

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bobbybill

Jan-17-13 10:02 AM

but lets use fast and furious as an example shall we. the mexican police and even the army were completely outgunned as the drug dealers had assault weapons hmmmmmmmmmm perhpas if they got rid of these weapons? nah

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bobbybill

Jan-17-13 10:00 AM

And Seabisquit, please cite where Obama and Holder were found guilty of anything to do with fast and furious. if i remember correctly the republican fueled investigation came up with nothing on those gentlemen but hey, good old facts have never gotten in your way before have they

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Seadog

Jan-17-13 8:02 AM

Overdrive asks - "Okay, why would anyone want an assault weapon"?

Maybe that is a question you should be asking Obama and Holder - or haven't you heard about Fast and Furious???

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FedUpL8ly

Jan-17-13 1:31 AM

Overdrive, how's this for a reason. Not everyone is an Annie Oakley, and in the privacy of one's home and confronted by several intruders, many a person, in a panicky state would need 10 rounds to give themselves a fighting chance. Then ask yourself why Obama would shut down the Govt Agency (NDIC) that kept track of the gang and drug related crimes that in many cases were perpetrated by those using assault weapons.

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Overdrive

Jan-17-13 12:14 AM

MacKenzie, I trust the police, armed services, and the government to protect me, my family, and the Constitution much more than I do private citizens (including myself) acting alone or in independent groups. I guess I'm just patriotic that way.

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MacKenzie

Jan-16-13 11:05 PM

These new laws go after legal gun owners and do nothing about the real problems. It is disgusting that our law makers insinuate that law-abiding citizens, who are legal gun owners are the same as the crazed murderers who have committed some of the most recent mass shootings. The legal gun owners have passed rigorous background checks. (How many of you anti-legal gun proponents could pass the background check?) None of these laws would have prevented those crimes. None of these laws will prevent the bad guys from obtaining the weapons they want to carry out the crime they intend. Our government cannot legislate away evil, crazy, sociopaths, psychopaths or criminal minds. Wish they could. Protecting oneself and one's family is a Constitutional right and should be exercised by anyone that wants to and can pass the background check.

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MacKenzie

Jan-16-13 10:49 PM

Overdrive, the truth is any weapon used to kill or injure someone IS an assault weapon.

What no one is talking about is illegal drug use/sales and the increase of violent crime. Or, that penalties for violent crimes are too lenient. Or, that New York state doesn't have the death penalty anymore. Or, that the prosecution of violent crimes in this state is weak. Where is the legislation going after the criminals, who could never pass a background check?

Know what the progessives will say? We have to protect these poor criminals' rights. But, God forbid, the rights of law-abiding citizens be protected.

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Overdrive

Jan-16-13 8:29 PM

Okay, why would anyone want an assault weapon? That is, what is a legitimate reason? I understand why some people would want hunting rifles and handguns, but I really don't see why people are clamoring to have assault weapons. All I can think of is crazy people, white supremacists, and those with hopes to overthrow the government. Who am I missing?

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FedUpL8ly

Jan-16-13 5:39 PM

Every time Obama wants to talk about guns on the street, he should be asked to explain "Fast and Furious". Holder and Obama are responsible for thousands of assault weapons being put into the hands of drug cartel members INTENTIONALLY!

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Seadog

Jan-16-13 5:08 PM

Yes Loneriderrr1, don't dare voice you opinion or make a comment that duckster doesn't agree with. He has been shot and killed people so watch what you post.

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