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An Open Letter To Sen. Young

August 11, 2013

Dear Senator Young: Judging by your web site, you have been on the right side of many issues, and I commend the time and attention you spend on public service....

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sonoma

Aug-16-13 7:46 AM

Semi-automatic's have been around since the 1800's, actually the very first one's since the 1700's. The fact you don't like them or understand their place in hunting or the shooting sports doesn't make them bad or their users gun nuts. It simply means you are uneducated in firearms and have no desire to learn. It's much easier to speak against them that way. Don't blame the lawful gun owners for the politicians inability or unwillingness to deal with drugs, gangs, and the mentally ill.

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maddysan

Aug-15-13 6:23 PM

Many of the Gun nuts on this site scare me more than any fear I have about any criminals in this area- stop being so paranoid- yes you should be able to hunt but we do not and I repeat do not need or should have semi automatics ect.I feel many are so outraged because you know that times are changing for gun ownership.

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maddysan

Aug-15-13 6:17 PM

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Darkstar

Aug-15-13 8:18 AM

Cathy Young is representing the wishes of her constituents. The NY safe act has nothing to do with the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. Cumo was again looking for a national stage to promote his “brand name”. The shootings in a “DIFFERENT STATE” offered him the opportunity. I’m not a gun nut, but I believe the framers of the constitution had more going on than Samuel C. Alessi, or any others on this issue. Our society is broken, but again and again we see that prohibition doesn’t work. It will influence many law abiders, but those aren’t the targets we need to change. This was an unconstitutional law passed by a “thief in the night”. If it went thru normal channels and wasn’t in opposition to the bill of rights, I would feel much differently. I think it was Benjamin Franklin that said “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.

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bluesman

Aug-14-13 2:45 PM

People say the police don't care about black folks. So when they try to stop black folks from killing each other, they are accused of targeting black folks. They are told to spend the same amount ot time in white neighborhoods where there is no crime.

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sonoma

Aug-14-13 1:34 PM

According to Bloomberg 97% of the cities murders are committed by young black or Hispanic men and is mainly drug related. The safe act will correct that by restricting gun ownership for law aiding, mostly rural Americans at the same time the court has told Bloomberg he can't do the one thing that actually makes sense and has proven to reduce murders---namely direct the time and effort towards the age group, race, and location where the problem exists.

Quit using law abiding gun owners as a whipping boy to make up for the unwillingness of the nation to admit and confront the problems where they exist.

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bluesman

Aug-14-13 11:52 AM

There is 6 or 8 people who comment on here on a regular basis. Irony's job is to keep them in line. What a sad, sad existence.

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bluesman

Aug-14-13 11:48 AM

All Irony does is go up and down all the comments telling everybody were they went wrong. I think he is starved for attention. Irony's main purpose in life is to hold PJ bloggers feet to the fire. Keep up the good work Irony.

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bluesman

Aug-14-13 11:39 AM

Irony-Now I have to explain my post to you because you're too stupid to figure it out for yourself. I was responding to somebody who keeps talking about all the gun related murders in the country. I pointed out who was doing most of the killing. Young black men. Which as you know, is true. The way to stop gun crime is to focus on those doing it. Not law abiding citizens like me. Please get smarter Irony, I don't have time to repeat myself.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-13-13 9:19 PM

Fry 'em for armed robbery of a convenience store. I think some of you just like to hear yourselves talk.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-13-13 9:18 PM

And criminals do get locked up, dumb***. Yes, we should put them in for life for larceny.

One day, a bunch of whining about how big the prisons are. The next day, whining because they aren't in prison. Fools.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-13-13 9:16 PM

Do some of you ever think before you speak?

We got one guy demanding that "crazies" be locked up and/or killed; yes, mental health should be administered that way. Besides, I see another schmuck on this forum throwing the word "liberal" around - guess the biased news you watch doesn't tell you that Reagan was the one who threw many mental patients on the streets.

And then, of course, someone with a malfunction for race had to mention some pointless, non-essential piece of information about "young black people". What does that have to do with Cathy Young?

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bluesman

Aug-13-13 6:00 PM

Make jail punishment? That sounds a bit harsh. Afterall, it's not really their fault they are in jail in the first place. An unjust system shouldn't lock people up just because they made a mistake. They should just have to say they're sorry. And promise they won't do it again.

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bluesman

Aug-13-13 4:37 PM

Most murders are committed by young black men. But the dems won't touch that one with a 10 foot poll. Want to solve the problem evos, tell young black men to stop killing each other.

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evos

Aug-13-13 4:16 PM

As I have repeatedly stated I am for everyone's ability to legally buy a gun. I just don't want crazy people or criminals to have them.

As for self defense I would not confront the intruder if he had a gun.

There are over 300 million guns in the hands of Americans and our murder rate is the highest in the world. More guns will not solve that problem.

As for government over throw options how do guns fight tanks, helicopters and artillery shells if we were to truly over take the Pentagon and the military complex?

If my dad had guns I am not so sure my mom or I would be alive today. He had anger management issues.

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rose41

Aug-13-13 10:42 AM

Well said, Mr. Alessi. Thank you.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-12-13 8:03 PM

Tens of millions of homes protected by firearms? Man, you'd think the USA was an anarchic Mad Max wasteland.

"So, if someone breaks into my home and wants to shoot me, I should just take the bullet "like a man" and not fight back?"

Do you worry this much about automobile accidents? You have a significantly better chance of dying in a car crash any given day; I presume you never drive, eh? I prefer not to worry about things so much, saves me lots of money.

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Seadog

Aug-12-13 7:45 PM

Evos, tell us what you would do if someone broke into your house. A) Would you ask him nicely to leave, B) offer him a cup of coffee, C) call the police and pray, D) or if you had a gun, blow his brains out? Answer truthfully if possible.

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Larry1

Aug-12-13 5:47 PM

I highly value my right to own a gun to save the lives of my family and myself!

Hear a bump in the night? I'll grab my gun. The intruder will either be dead or running away in 20 seconds. You call the police. 30 minutes minimum to arrive at your house then call for backup. 2 hours to decide to enter or not. Then SWAT will finally shoot the intruder AFTER you are already dead.

Might as well throw a couple steaks on the grill and sing kumbaya. Then beg for your life. Let me know how that works out for you!

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evos

Aug-12-13 5:30 PM

What does it say about our value system when we value gun ownership over saving lives?

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bluesman

Aug-12-13 4:14 PM

evos-6ooo people were murdered in 2010 from hand guns. Not 30,000. Stay off the far left hate sites. They'll get you every time. That's 6000 too many. But compare that to the ten's of millions of homes that are protected by firearms.

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Larry1

Aug-12-13 4:05 PM

I just bought another rifle in PA a couple of months ago and was required to pass a background check.

So, if someone breaks into my home and wants to shoot me, I should just take the bullet "like a man" and not fight back?

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evos

Aug-12-13 3:59 PM

You can buy a gun in Las Vegas and Texas and many other states at gun shows without having a background checks. Even in Pen if my memory serves be right.

We don't have uniform laws across all the states. But that is besides the point. The real issue is that no one cares about the gun violence in this nation or that on average over 30,000 people die per year from hand guns. It is basically someone else's problem until heaven forbid it happens in your family, but oh well why should I care. Live and let live or die, thats the American way!

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duckster

Aug-12-13 3:55 PM

I am with you Sam... not only as a citizen but as a man who has had to shoot people on more than one occasion... However your letter must have been tounge in cheek... do u actually expect cathy young (or any gutless republican) to go against the grain and the nra?

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Larry1

Aug-12-13 3:25 PM

Try to purchase a handgun or a rifle right now, legally. You cannot do it without a background check!

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