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Gun Owners Are Just Like You

January 24, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: I am just an average working guy, like most of you. Not too many thing would would make me write to the paper. I like to hunt and fish, I own guns and like to shoot them....

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GioAllie

Feb-08-13 12:59 PM

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE TPARTY PATRIOT ALTERNATIVE TO CUOMO? Collective bargaining -gone. Legimate and fair elections-gone. Voter suppression -no problem. War on women's rights-initiated. War on minorities--initiated. Violent gun reform--who needs it. And so on----

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Monkeyboy

Feb-06-13 2:15 PM

Cuomo was voted into office by a majority of NYS voters, just like Obama was legally elected by a majority of US voters. Calling it a "monarchy" or "like Nazi Germany" is simply childish petulance at losing the popular election. You are part of the MINORITY party and you need to deal with it.

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50s4ever

Feb-05-13 8:48 PM

Nothing like monarchy when you want to get something done.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-04-13 5:08 PM

Trying to stop the daily carnage from gun violence is not a "scare tactic". Cuomo outsmarted the opposition again. Just like with same-sex marriage, he just did it. By the way, I noticed the world hasn't ended because we have same-sex marriage in NYS.

Cuomo-2 Bible Thumpers & Gun Nutz-0

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GioAllie

Jan-31-13 6:45 PM

the title should have read-The "Vast Majority" Of Gun Owners Are Just Like You.

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50s4ever

Jan-31-13 4:14 PM

The unions? ACLU? There you go again. "would have prevented"

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GioAllie

Jan-31-13 3:24 PM

it's been reported that 70-80% of NRA members are in favor of universal background checks. Nothing can prevent anything that has already happened. The hope is that this reform at least, may help in the future.It is already successful in keeping some weapons off the steet, and sending those "criminals to the long rest they deserve. But what do the majority in this debate know? They are up against one of the most fiece and powerful lobby groups in the country-and money buys influence and votes.

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50s4ever

Jan-30-13 6:44 PM

What reform would have prevented that allie? Really. Show some of that famous evidence you harp about.

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GioAllie

Jan-30-13 5:18 PM

strange--the agendas as I've read and heard are identical--"please do something, anything, to protect our children and other victims." Therefore using their logic, "blame" should be evenly divided between president and families for responding.

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GioAllie

Jan-30-13 4:04 PM

hopefully no one believes that the parents of those murdered innocent children, who beg for some form of reform are pushing an "agenda."

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50s4ever

Jan-28-13 4:51 PM

They're called Democrats rider.

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50s4ever

Jan-28-13 9:37 AM

That's a good one allie. What do you call school kids being taught diversity of sex roles and how to use ******s in public school? Maybe if that was a video game you'd approve it?

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critix

Jan-27-13 9:21 PM

101 . Know that bad guys don't play by the rules. Your rights exist for a reason. Exercise if you so choose . Don't be a sheep.

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GioAllie

Jan-27-13 9:21 PM

I do not consider the nra fringe, that markets a gun video directed at 4 year olds, "freedom fighters."

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50s4ever

Jan-27-13 4:57 PM

They called it treason then. You do have a limited number of websites to visit, don't you? You really need educated.

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Monkeyboy

Jan-27-13 2:16 PM

Today we call it "treason".

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50s4ever

Jan-27-13 10:22 AM

One man's NRA fringe is another man's freedom fighter. They said nasty things about those terrorists who took up arms against the crown back in '76.

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Seadog

Jan-27-13 9:42 AM

Jamestownfan18 - nothing to say? I thought so.

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50s4ever

Jan-26-13 8:56 PM

Police departments upgraded their weaponry because they were outgunned by the bad guys. Are you saying it's different bad guys we face than the ones they do?

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Monkeyboy

Jan-26-13 8:30 PM

Maybe you should just send your guns to the freedom fighters directly, in the interest of smaller government.

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Shermanman

Jan-26-13 7:47 PM

I heard this on WBEN 930am this afternoon (saturday): "When our government sends weapons to freedom fighters they send the very same guns they are trying to take away from us". Interesting isn't it?

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FedUpL8ly

Jan-26-13 5:45 PM

Those hung up on "assault weapons" should have listened to Sen. Feinstein on C-Span. First and most importantly, the term assault rifles is so loosely defined and vague that, like most Democratic laws, it will be another gift that keeps on giving to the trial lawyers. Secondly, Feinstein made no bones about it that her legislation will be just the first step into drying up all guns in America. Later, when it was pointed out that in 1995 she maintained and carried a concealed weapon for her safety,she said her position has evolved since she no longer feels in danger. HELLO,what about all the millions who are in danger on a daily basis? Hypocrite is the kindest thing I can say about her. History shows her previous ban was worse than useless, it was actually counterproductive.

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Monkeyboy

Jan-26-13 4:26 PM

50s4ever, just because you lose an argument (or several) is no reason to go into personal attack mode. Please use your Big Boy Manners here.

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Seadog

Jan-26-13 3:54 PM

Now jimmyfan18, mikey, or whoever you are calling yourself, do you want more or are these answers to your stupid question enough?

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Seadog

Jan-26-13 3:51 PM

Christopher Boise heard noises in the basement of his apartment; when he went to investigate, he found two intruders. One of the men trained a gun on him. Boise screamed, which woke his roommate, Raymond, who grabbed his gun bag and took out his AR-15. One invader opened Raymond’s door only to see the barrel of the gun. "By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out," Raymond said. The men fled the apartment without taking anything. No shots were fired in the confrontation. "I'm happy he saved my life. I was very thankful he had his (gun)," said Boise. A few weeks ago, a 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to stop two home invaders when he and his sister were home alone.

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