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Repeal The SAFE Act? Try The Sullivan Act Instead

June 8, 2014

What’s the big deal regarding the SAFE Act? I mean really. All those gun fanatics act like it’s the end of the worl....

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formerlylone

Jun-12-14 5:36 PM

"Then to a barber again, off comes the sides and you vote'em a third time with the mustache. If that ain't enough, and the box can stand a few more ballots, clean off the mustache and vote'em plain face. That makes every one of 'em good for four votes."

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formerlylone

Jun-12-14 5:36 PM

I now understand why progressives would think the Sullivan Act was good. He was a crooked Tammany Hall democrat that believed in clean elections "Sullivan was an expert in using electoral fraud to retain his power. In a quid pro quo arrangement, constituents voted the way that they were instructed. In return, they were the recipients of Tammany largesse which included coal in the winter, clambakes and outings in the summer, jobs on the city payroll and all-around assistance. In 1892 when his pct went 395 to 4 for Grover Cleveland over Benjamin Harrison in the presidential election he said, "Harrison got one...more vote than I expected, but I'll find that feller!" His most common tactic, with no voter ID, was to use "repeaters." Here's how he described it, "When you've voted'em with their whiskers on you take'em to a barber and scrap off the chin-fringe. Then you vote'em again with side lilacs and a mustache. Then to a barber again, off comes the sides and

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Monkeyboy

Jun-10-14 12:11 PM

Carlaw, where is your well regulated militia?

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Monkeyboy

Jun-10-14 12:10 PM

Loner, I hope you never wonder why no one takes you seriously.

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formerlylone

Jun-09-14 3:27 PM

I'm sorry whiney in nyc. I just thought it was relevant to post what the Sullivan Act was. I know most of you on the left have trouble looking things up for yourself and figured I would help the disabled left out. Which pretty much covers all progressive damocrats.

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Jhwinnyc

Jun-09-14 2:06 PM

Does Lone ever have an original thought? The writer does have an interesting take on the Sullivan law, though.

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critix

Jun-08-14 2:53 PM

(R)

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critix

Jun-08-14 2:52 PM

2A = PEEFECT AS IS. . . Sheepville is not an option . Now toss a big hunk of dead stuff on the grill and enjoy. I am .

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bluesman

Jun-08-14 1:11 PM

How 'bout the bluesman/loner act. Stop trying to take guns away from law abiding citizens.

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bluesman

Jun-08-14 12:42 PM

I'm always willing to listen to both arguments, but when this clown uses "gun fanatics" in his first sentence, he forfeits the right to be taken seriously.

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formerlylone

Jun-08-14 11:46 AM

"New York City historian George Lankevich states that the act was passed so that Sullivan could have friends in the police force plant handguns on his rivals and take them to jail."

"Statistics showed that after the act passed that gun murders in New York City had risen 18 percent" Sounds like the results of the un SAFE ACT.

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formerlylone

Jun-08-14 11:43 AM

"The Sullivan Act is a gun control law in New York State that took effect in 1911. Upon first passage, the Sullivan Act required licenses for New Yorkers to possess firearms small enough to be concealed. Possession of such firearms without a license was a misdemeanor, and carrying them was a felony. Named for its primary legislative sponsor, state senator Timothy Sullivan, a notoriously corrupt Tammany Hall politician" Sounds like the proponents of the SAFE ACT, crooked. "Lawman Bat Masterson, a friend of Sullivan's criticized the law as "obnoxious" and said that he questioned Sullivan's mental state of mind over the law (Sullivan was committed to a mental institution two years later)" Do we have to wait that long to commit Cuomo to the same place?

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carlaw

Jun-08-14 4:58 AM

Read the US Constitution.

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