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Thursday, April 17, 2008

State Democrats = Gun Control

You can be assured, if the Democrats wrest control of the State Senate the recent gun bills passed by the Democratic Assembly majority, and consistently blocked by the Republican Senate majority, will have a much better chance of becoming law. These bills passed by the Assembly do very little to prevent crime, they deal with stiffer penalties for criminals after the fact. They will have a significant impact on limiting your rights. The focus would be more beneficial if it were actually on preventing the crimes against the public.

Here are some excerpts of a press release from the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc.

The State Assembly’s yearly "gun control day" took place earlier this week. It’s that magical day of the year on which the Assembly takes leave of its senses and tries to limit our Second Amendment rights in the name of "safety" and "security" by passing gun control bills based on false premises such as:

• Criminals and terrorists buy their guns from legitimate firearms dealers, just like law-abiding
citizens. (Even politicians busy pandering to anti-gun lobbyists know better.)

• If we keep “bad” guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens then criminals and
terrorists will not be able to obtain them. (If you believe that then we have a bridge in Brooklyn that we would like to sell you.)

A-3447, introduced by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135). Bans the sale or
possession of frangible ammunition including common hunting rounds.

A-3451, introduced by State Assemblyman David Koon (D-135). Asks for a blank check
to expand the COBIS database of fired cartridge cases. COBIS has existed for seven years, has spent $28 million, and has collected close to 200,000 shell casings. So far as we know it has yet to help solve a crime. Under "Fiscal Implications" the bill states "At this time the amount of funding necessary is unknown." Why would anyone want to expand this boondoggle?

The damage has been done in the Assembly. The bills just passed will unnecessarily limit
the rights of law-abiding citizens, and will have no effect on criminal activity. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association urges New York’s gun owners to contact their State senators to ask them to vote against these measures – and any others that may come up – when the Senate has its Gun Control Day. Call (518)455-2800 and ask to be connected to your State senator.

If you are an area hunter, you should be concerned.


TF said...

Balderdash! There are no, thats zip, nada, zilch democratic legislators that wish to infringe on the right or ability to hunt.
There may be a appropriate goal to rollback the proliferation of easily concealed weapons or weapons designed purposely to inflict intense injury on humans.
Seriously IV do you know any state legislator that wants to eliminate the second ammendment.
Your last line is the same old conservative claptrap logic designed to whip of hunter outrage. It is outdated and disingenuous. disingenuous.

Politicaliv.com said...

I do believe there are unintended consequences of their actions. So my answer is YES.

New York City Democrats could give a rats behind about hunting.

Here is another example of their unintended consequences.

A-2772, authored by State Assemblywoman Patricia Eddington (D-3). Bans the sale, use or possession of any firearm with a bore diameter of .50 inch or larger. While aimed primarily at rifles, shotguns are also mentioned in passing.

There will be more fall out from a Democratic Majority in the Senate, it will screw schools district in upstate right into the ground. But that is another day and another post.

I just believe in a balance of power.

North Watch said...

Right on politicaliv.com! tf is living in a fairy tale world thinking that the downstate Dems embrace firearms use - even RESPONSIBLE firearms use. "Balance of Power" - AMEN.

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