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Sheriff Backs Gun Law Exemption

July 22, 2013

MAYVILLE — Retired police officers have been given exemptions to New York state’s strict gun-control law. Gov....

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EchoDeus

Jul-22-13 10:58 AM

Why are retired police officers so special? Rather than telling them that they have to follow the law like everybody else, we have made them a special class of citizen.

If this passes they will be — by law — better than you.

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drewsfine

Jul-22-13 11:50 AM

Echo, I agree. What gives any person the right to be better than anyone else. "WE hold these truths to be self-evident, ALL men are created equal" Obviously Self-Evident means MYSELF to the law makers. Full Repeal.

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drewsfine

Jul-22-13 11:50 AM

Echo, I agree. What gives any person the right to be better than anyone else. "WE hold these truths to be self-evident, ALL men are created equal" Obviously Self-Evident means MYSELF to the law makers. Full Repeal.

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nodoutt

Jul-22-13 12:50 PM

That's whats wrong with this country,everyone is all for gun control until it affects them. IDIOTS

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askwhy

Jul-22-13 1:51 PM

Well locally we know if they already have double standards for speeding, parking, driving while talking on cell phones, DWI, perscription drug abuse, domestic abuse, adultry, bully and intimidation..... so why not let them be exempt from every other law. We already know they think they are above the laws they inforce anyways. " The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol at his head. Put it in his hand and it's goodbye to the Bill of Rights." H.L. Mencken, “A Time to be Wary” (1933), collected in A Carnival of Buncombe.

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GIZMO7

Jul-22-13 5:54 PM

If they can I'm going to too they are no different that is bull GOD BLESS America

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youwishyouknew88

Jul-22-13 7:53 PM

That's crazy!!! Cops think they are better than everyone, they're a group of arrogant control freaks! If you're going to set a separate level for them I have a better idea for accomplishing that and it's not putting them on a pedestal by any means!!! Half of them are crazy

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GeorgeC

Jul-22-13 8:07 PM

Unless retired law-enforcement officers can convincingly demonstrate their need for the law to treat them differently than it treats everyone else, then it should not, and Cathy Young is right.

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Larry1

Jul-22-13 9:25 PM

If an officer wants to keep his guns that he legally purchased during his career, why can’t we keep our guns that we legally purchased before this stupid law?

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randomthinker

Jul-22-13 9:32 PM

Does our tyrant of a "governor" realize that United States military veterans have received "specialized training" with firearms? Has our tyrant governor ever received "specialized training" with firearms to even know what he is talking about? If your gun has 5 rounds then you pull the trigger 5 times to empty it. If it has 15 rounds, pull the trigger 15 times. Wow, that is specialized.

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critix

Jul-22-13 10:52 PM

Yes indeed. Those retired officers lives are more important that the rest. Amazing. Beyond Dumb. Remember also bad guys abide by the rules. Honor system now. SAFE ACT and all related = a big pile of steaming bu{]{]sh&&t. Elected officials - worthless. Constitution. What Constitution. Country is going to he{}{} and NY is leading the sheepville charge.

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madman

Jul-23-13 7:32 AM

This to me is more outrageous thjan the law itself. Why would a retired police officer merit special exemption like this? Are these politicans all insane?

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firechief2

Jul-23-13 8:24 AM

this is wrong all of us are not criminals and criminals will always have guns and for retired cops and not retired cops look at how many have committed crimes

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KCW007

Jul-23-13 9:01 AM

These retired officers will have to "qualify" every three years in order to carry more than seven rounds loaded into a magazine. Just what the qualification course will be, or who will be certified to conduct it, is yet to be determined. If however the qualification requirement is one of obtaining a minimum score over a course of fire, then why can't any one us also "qualify" by successfully completing the same course of fire. I shoot, shoulder to shoulder, with any number of LEO's at the several gun clubs were we are fellow members. I have matched, and regularly bested the scores/results of any of them with both handgun and rifle. This includes the SWAT "sniper" type guys. If the standard for "qualification" is to primarily one of score, then why can't any of us likewise qualify to carry more than seven rounds?

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KCW007

Jul-23-13 9:52 AM

Another issue, does this exemption apply solely to specific firearms, privately owned by the retired officer, that were cleared for "on duty" carry by their supervisors while on the job? Or is this a general exemption for ANY firearms, now classified as "assault weapons under the NY SAFE Act, which the retired officer happens to have in his private collection of weapons? Some of the LEO's I know have collections just has extensive as anyone else, none of which was ever carried while "on duty".

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KCW007

Jul-23-13 1:22 PM

Assuming that these retired officers will no longer have access to gobs of taxpayer provided practice ammo, I'm fairly certain that the course of fire that will be required to "qualify" will be of a strictly perfunctory nature. Fire the required number of rounds down range, followed by a quick "wink and a nod" check for minimum score, and they'll be "certified" to "load heavy" for another three years.

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patriot012

Jul-23-13 2:27 PM

Bottom line the U.S. Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law, along with many other amendmants

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Conservative1212

Jul-23-13 3:58 PM

Try voting Republican dumb democrats and you can keep your gun and the Constitution will have some teeth.

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