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Cuomo Needs To Rework Gun Bill

March 7, 2013

What a mess. The NY SAFE Act, passed in January in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the shooting of two volunteer firefighters in Webster, N.Y....

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Mar-08-13 7:53 PM

Check out the "robo calls" PJs opinion article concerning the county home sale.

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Mar-08-13 3:43 PM

The new gun laws have sprung out of a long standing desire to take legal guns. The politicians are using the ginned up emotions of some to achieve their goal and many anti gun people don't even realize they are being used.

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Mar-08-13 3:12 PM

The only appropriate "rework" for this bill is full repeal. It is unconstitutional and should never have been forced through in the dead of night. If you don't like guns, don't buy one. If you want to reduce crime, push for better enforcement of the 9000 laws currently on the books. Push for liberal judges to stop letting criminals out early to repeat. Push to eliminate the political correctness that prevents those with mental illness from being addressed early because it might stigmatize them. Stop attacking law abiding citizens for exercising their constitutional rights. If your gun control programs worked, Chicago and NY would be the safest places in the country, which we all know is laughable.

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Mar-08-13 7:14 AM

COMRADE CUOMO has the blinders on. Dangerous times we are in with SHEEP herders such as him leading the charge. We are well on the way to becoming 1 of the dumbest nations in history. MUST STAND. 2A = PERFECT AS IS.

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Mar-08-13 6:43 AM

The headline should have read,Cuomo needs to repeal "safeact"!!

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Mar-08-13 6:38 AM

"when the government fears the people you have liberty, when the people fear the government you have tyranny."With Cuome and the New York city socialist politicians we have tyranny .

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Mar-07-13 11:22 PM

He went after the teachers and the state workers and no one stepped up it it gun owners ...who is next on his list...he needs to go...the problem is he wants to be the next obama

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Mar-07-13 11:14 PM

"drop it down to five or less for my safety"....are figuring on breaking in PWU?

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Mar-07-13 10:46 PM

This Cuomo abomination of a law is unjust and a travesty. Background checks, New York state has them and they are rigorous and thorough. New York is a difficult state in which to get a gun permit. There is no need here for "universal" background checks, we already have them. We really can't get thorough mental health background checks because we have these laws called HIPAA laws, protecting patient privacy. Perhaps if they overturn the HIPAA laws, the government can get that information.

There is nothing in this law that will save one life or make the citizens safer. There is no way to legislate away the evil, criminal mind, the mentally ill, etc.

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Mar-07-13 10:40 PM

My Rushie, he yells because it makes him sound so Chavez-like.

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Mar-07-13 5:06 PM

with 5.56 cal. safe act is a tyrant move to confiscate look at history!

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Mar-07-13 5:04 PM

PWK maybe you should ask a combat vet haw many bullets are put into enemies on drugs trying to kill them in Iraq or afghanistan, point being a violent person breaks into your home while on drugs tries to harm you and yours how many bullets will it take you to stop them or him? over 25 at times!

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Mar-07-13 3:01 PM

COMRADE CUOMO. Beyond braindead and looking to herd sheep. 2A = perfect as is. STAND . Lying on the floor in fetal position sucking thumb = not an option unless you swing and crave the left. As is said, if you wish to remain unarmed and helpless : be my guest.

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Mar-07-13 1:29 PM

Of the respondents, 43 percent said they owned a gun and 13 percent replied someone in their household owned a gun. There were 16 percent who said they were members of the National Rifle Association.

Rep. Reed, a strong Second Amendment supporter, favors a strong mental health component in any federal gun control legislation. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in Newtown, Conn., in December, Rep. Reed urged Congress not to rush to pass new gun control legislation and to reject legislation that was an emotional response to the shootings."

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Mar-07-13 1:28 PM

23rd Congressional District poll shows broad support for universal background check

"A poll of 400 likely voters in the 23rd Congressional District shows overwhelming support for background checks for all gun buyers.

The poll, commissioned by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, targeted the 23rd Congressional District represented by Rep. Tom, Reed, R-Corning, and the 19th Congressional District in New York. In all, 41 congressional districts in 21 states were surveyed for the poll

It found 94 percent of those responding favored universal background checks for gun sales in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. The Schoen LLC poll was conducted Feb. 2 through 6 of 400 voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

Two-thirds of those polled said they favored stronger gun violence prevention laws to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, while 25 percent of the respondents were opposed.

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Mar-07-13 1:22 PM

"Again, your lack of knowledge is astounding - a majority of the counties in NYS have come out against the Cuomo law."

Just because you rural folks enjoy your "SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS" doesn't mean everybody does. Why don't you go take your guns and defend your 2nd amendment rights!

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Mar-07-13 12:57 PM

PWU every time you post about guns you reveal further an obviously limited knowledge on the subject.

nobody owns automatic weapons. they've been illegal since the '30s.

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Mar-07-13 12:45 PM

The NY SAFE ACT passed in January because Prince Andy would be King(in 2016)seemed to have doomed his chances of "mov'in on up... to the White House".We the people weren't impressed.

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Mar-07-13 12:04 PM

Hey ruffer, You have a voice, but shame on us anti- automatic gun folks for having an opinion. Sorry to say, but in the real world (outside of rural ny), there is a majority that agree with changes to the system.

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Mar-07-13 12:03 PM

I'm looking forward to next Janaury then 84. No need to argue. I would love to see an uprising, like we had in the 60's. The citizens of this country our too layed back to put on demonstrations against our government. I'll even join you and beat the drum. bum, bum, bum bum bum!

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Mar-07-13 11:06 AM

PleaseWakeUp, I'm not going to argue with you as to when people will be taking a forceful stand against the actions of our government. Just wait until next January when they supposedly expect people to "register" their semi auto sporting rifles. It's none of the states business what people own. Period. There will be mass civil non-compliance, and there will be those who defend their rights by force. Feel free to believe that people will just roll over and accept this garbage law, because it simply wont happen. I feel sorry for the officers that will decide to enforce it.

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Mar-07-13 10:23 AM

madman is right. This law NEEDS to be ammended. By the way...anyone see the price of gas lately? How about your grocery bills? Any of the services you rely and depend on being cut? Wake up people!!

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Mar-07-13 9:45 AM

ok 84, Since our government has already over stepped it, why haven't you attacked?

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Mar-07-13 9:37 AM

The fact of the matter is that it is a direct infringement in our rights. Period. The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting or sporting use, it was written to be able to protect against the government overstepping their boundries. Now if we could only get this liberal pile of a newspaper to publish information like this it would help to open the eyes of all the koolaid drinkers that we have around here.

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Mar-07-13 9:27 AM

I like the idea of revisiting the 7 magazine limit. Lets drop it down to 5 or less for my safety and arrest anyone with larger capacity. Now, instead of bashing this statement, answer the following question....Why do you need large capacity weapons?

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