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Committee Discusses NY SAFE Act

Legislators Look To Pass Motion To Repeal Act

February 21, 2013

MAYVILLE — A controversial New York state law is causing some conversation within the County Legislature. The Public Safety Committee discussed the NY SAFE Act during its Wednesday meeting....

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Feb-21-13 2:08 AM

Coughlin sounds like an uneducated schmuck! "jumping the bandwagon"?!? He apparently sides with Cuomo. Also intresting how the P-J writes " The controversial law intends to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and potentially dangerous mental health patients. Additionally, it bans high-capacity magazines and assault weapons." The law does not intend to do this otherwise the laws against driving intoxicated would keep people from driving drunk. Criminals do not follow laws, upstanding citizens do!

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Feb-21-13 4:24 AM

Just tell Cuomo No, He is also a schmuck...

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Feb-21-13 6:43 AM

Coughlin i hope you have another job because this one will be ending for you soon. If you really do not agree with coumo and his merry band of thieves than be a man and stand up to him like the rest of New York is doing.

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Feb-21-13 7:37 AM

why, when a madman with a gun commits a crime do honest gun owners get punished? support the 2nd ammendment!

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Feb-21-13 8:17 AM

So coughlin's slip is showing adain. I agree with darkeagle - we have too many "men"(???????) in politics that can be described as Sissified Windbags. Not a good idea coughlin to penalize we law abiding gun owners in favor of criminals.

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Feb-21-13 8:42 AM

petitions are getting out to have all whom are in favor of this anti 2nd amendment law to be impeached for breaking there oath to keep and defend the U.S.Constitution when OUR service personnel give their OATH IT IN MANY CASE COST THEM THEIR LIFES AND LINBS. YET POLITICIANS DON'T KEEP IT BECAUSE OF NO PUNISHMENT . SIGN AND VOTE!! Coughlin is done misrepresenting the people here.

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Feb-21-13 9:01 AM

anybody for this law hates law abiding citizens.look on laws for guns that are now class e felonies a shot gun with adjustable stocks( which all my guns do so i'm a better shot)my muzzle loader with pistol grip, shotguns with flash suppressors, list goes on now we all will be criminals if we own a gun, this state is true Marxist!!

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Feb-21-13 9:07 AM

Any issue that makes counties start standing up to a NYC controlled Albany is good in my book...even if I don't wholeheartedly agree with it. Time for counties to grow a spine and say NO to Albany and the crap it passes down on upstaters.

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Feb-21-13 9:08 AM

should have said the state law state any guns/rifles/pistols with cosmetic changes like thumb hole's in stock collapsible, adjustable stocks,flash suppressors, even bayonets( what! bayonets have nothing to do with gun laws, guess Cuomo coming after knives next, NUTZ!!as if any criminal cares about laws anyhow this about power over the peasants from rich politicians!people who fear government live in tyrany!!

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Feb-21-13 9:59 AM

Goodell recently told The Post-Journal. "It was driven by political opportunism...." What politician is not driven by opportunism in this extreme era of bipartisanship? This is another Democratic viewpoint vs. a Republican viewpoint. Cuomo made the right move and all other states should follow suit.

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Feb-21-13 10:45 AM

This is our last chance to have a voice. Only two people made a showing at last night's meeting representing the general public. Everyone who can make it to the meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 6:30 should be there. This is not a party issue, it's a constitutional right issue.

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Feb-21-13 11:36 AM

where is meeting, i'll b there

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Feb-21-13 12:06 PM

Ya say ya want a revolution welllll ya knoww**** we all want to change the world. Cuomo is just an misinformed poly with his own lobby to keep happy. What this is going to do, is force all of the law abiding citizens to become criminals. I'm not changing a thing because of his unconstitutional law. I have a second ammendment and that is the law I will follow. Like it or lump it Cuomo!!!

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Feb-21-13 12:50 PM

as you can see, howard loves totalitarianism.

cuomo & his crew of flunkies can pass gun control legislature in a midnight closed door session but just go ahead & ask the man if he can reform welfare in this state.

cuomo will say in 2016 "i passed stricter gun legislation in the wake of a national tragedy before any other state, or the white house, even acted."

just things to remember about this guy, this andy "HUD" cuomo, in 2016.

anybody know what happened under his watch when he was the head of HUD?

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Feb-21-13 12:51 PM

"cuomo made the right move & all other states should follow suit."

what a joke.

i bet if you replaced all the firearm restrictions with entitlement reform or spending cuts your leftwing arse would be singing a different tune.

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Feb-21-13 2:50 PM

PreppingNina: "This is not a party issue, it's a constitutional right issue."

Bull manure!

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Feb-21-13 3:16 PM

Hey Coughlin - I would call passing legislation in the middle of the night immediately after a tragedy "jumping on the bandwagon". With your thinking likit is no wonder our Constitution is under attack from many angles. Liberals cite narrow minded talking points, others cite the Constitution.

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Feb-21-13 4:12 PM

"We will NOT disarm, we will NOT comply, and we will RESIST"

Stewart Rhodes The Oathkeepers

Molon Labe

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Feb-21-13 5:39 PM

To abide by their oath to uphold the constitution of this country, these legislators must stand up and oppose this legislation, despite their personal beliefs. If not, they must be held accountable.

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Feb-21-13 6:05 PM

NY SAFE ACT = pure BS. Slammed in look-what-I did, NY 1st to act feel good Comrade Cuomo legislation. SHEEPVILLE is not an option. 2A = PERFECT AS IS. Stock Up, Load Up.

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Feb-21-13 6:22 PM

let me see now, .. the economy is in shambles.. people are spending their 401 Ks and college grads are fighting for a 10 dollar an hour job... I guess my very first priority is to take the bus to albany to protest this law... wtf is wrong with you people?

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Feb-21-13 6:28 PM

I don't recall..did they iclude the popular house gun that fires a .410 shot shell? I know there was talk about it. Considered by some as the best house gun.

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Feb-21-13 8:18 PM

Duckster, Believe it or not, some people take our constitutional rights as seriously as economic and social issues. I’m not a gun fanatic, but I am deeply concerned about cutting into the bill of rights. The main point is “when and where do we draw the line”? The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. What part of shall not be infringed do you not get? Or if you think the second amendment is outdated,? Take a look at the fourth amendment, you remember, unreasonable search and seizure. Well some say “It’s for our own good” (patriot act??). Over time our rights can and may be taken away. Don’t be so naïve as to think it couldn’t happen to us. Sixth amendment “Speedy trial, rights of the accused, right to council? Ask the Guantanamo Bay question. Some of them are US citizens. It cuts both ways . We NEED to protect the bill of rights!! Don’t be stupid and short sighted! WTF???

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Feb-21-13 8:38 PM

Duckster, If you're major concern is about economic issues, then this should worry you also. One of the potential results could be the closing of a 100+ year old Remington Arms manufacturing facility, right here in NY, that would cost the state in excess of 1000 jobs. Not very sound economic policy.

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Feb-21-13 9:45 PM

This is not a party issue, it's a constitutional right issue. Right. The 2nd Amendment isn't going anywhere. And Cuomo is willing to tweak the Safe Act toward the conservative right. You will see this soon - it has always been in the plan, you just don't listen. You all are screaming foul about nothing. And speaking of crying fowl, Darkstar hit it on the head when the Patriot Act was mentioned - unreasonable search and seizure, speedy trial, rights of the accused, right to council - Guantanamo Bay. The Patriot Act, torture (Remember the Geneva Convention?) The Patriot Act - Did you all put as much effort against losing your very own personal habeas corpus rights as you have at the possibility of losing a military assault rifle? Gun ownership isn't going anywhere, it is just the right coming up with something to cry foul about as you can't come up with anything better.

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