I havent' read all the comments, but I think making a list of names and addresses available to the public is not only ridiculous but also putting gun owners at risk. I say this because all criminals will not only number 1, now be able to tell what homes are NOT protected, making them easy targets, and number 2, now targets gun owners homes to break into to steal the weapons. This is just a BAD IDEA no matter which way you look at it. Waste of time...and it would put INNOCENT people in danger.
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How does creating laws against LAW ABIDING citizens curb Violent acts committed by the few who do not obey the law??
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@rschweizer, how many blood thirsty and violent people do you know?? I personally do not know any. Oh wait I have a friend or two that are fans of Boxing and other sports. Guess we better ban Boxing. Ohh wait Greco-Roman wrestling, football, soccer(the fans),laCrosse, Hockey, are all violent sports. We better ban them too. So I stand corrected, the sports fans I know are violent and blood thirsty.
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Taxedtoomuch we aren't becoming a nation of sheep, we're becoming a nation with an insatiable thirst for blood and violence. this needs to be curbed.
Tyranny is afoot and any politician who is voting to take away the rights of law abiding citizens should be removed from office at the earliest convenience. Americans have become too reliant on having others "save us" or fight our battles for us. If the passengers on those planes had chosen to fight, we may still have the twin towers standing in NYC. What has happened to American Pride, Ingenuity, toughness??? We are becoming a nation of SHEEP to be herded by WOLVES disguised as POLITICIANS!!
With the bad economy and ever increasing gap between the wealthy and everyone else, this dis-arming of the masses is no surprise. Our leaders have witnessed the unrest in the middle east, Greece, and elsewhere. They are understandably scared that if the middle class disappears there may be unrest here as well. Isn't it something how we elect members of the minority "Upper Class" to represent the interest of the middle and lower class majorities. These "silver spoon" politicians have been waiting for an excuse to act and they have found it. The ignorance, complacency, and unwillingness to act until it is too late will be the end of what our founding fathers had envisioned.
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tot I agree. I use a ruger 22 for small game. I do carry a 30 round clip in it in case of coyotes which are also in my backyard.
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NYS just officially made thousands of the law abiding citizens outlaws. We have again been slapped into submission by the "greater force". I only hope that they appreciate the lives of these good citizens as they pry their prized possessions from their dead fingers.
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rschweizer, For your info I do hunt small game and I shot 2 rabbits with a 22. I am not a city person where all food has to come from pricechopper. Just a walk in my back yard.
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and the answer is still a big NO
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OK libs, pay close attention here. There is no such thing as an assault weapon. There are rifles, even semi-automatic ones (one pull on the trigger-one shot)and there are machine guns-fully automatic (pull the trigger and it keeps on shooting). Machine guns are not available to the general public and very few criminals even have one. To get one takes piles of paperwork, and big $$ for the weapon (they aren't cheap) and the permits necessary for ownership.
a semi-automatic AR-15 is a hunting rifle with a wood or cammo painted stock. Why does a coat of black paint make this an assault weapon?????
Those who want to disarm the public cannot be real US citizens. They are on the side of the administration in trying to change the USA into something we don't want.
Well maybe swizzer and laker will show the brown shirts where the guns are
taxtired, you can keep your bow, although I'm not sure if the ban would extend to them as well.
And we both know full well you don't hunt for your dinner.
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Oh and as far as arrows go < rschweizer > You the almighty expert of all ; May I take more then one with me or just one.
Does this mean I can keep my bow to hunt rabbits for dinner ???
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U need to get a life.
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'Republican State Senator Marty Golden said, "I can’t see anything killing this. The deal is going to get done."'
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Today's paper: "Lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to broaden the state's definition of banned assault weapons, increase penalties for those convicted of gun crimes and create a statewide registry of assault rifles, according to people briefed on the draft bill."
A victory. Next stop: ban all guns and double the penalties for gun possession.
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Hill....Absolutely agree! I loved the letter to the editor which suggested that very thing.
Suggestion for the next reader poll: Should the name of the author of any Leader Herald editorial be available to the public?
On that issue drugs, we can all agree!
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Honest politicians ?? Really??? That is implying that there are some.
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Ah such simplicity when one can label the world as either conservative or liberal. To the matter at hand, I could care less about seeing a list of licensed gun owners. As I've said, I'm a hunter/gun owner and a strong backer of the 2nd amendment. However I'm not comfortable with approx 40% of gun purchases in the country being done without any background checks, either online or gun shows. And personally, rather than a list of gun owners, to save a lot of reading, instead let's see a list of honest politicians.
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Scarecrow57 You should have stayed. I did not buy anything but the people in line were very upbeat and the conversations were the best. Yes out front the protesters were very uneven and some of the "anti" side were not truly anti-gun they were there to lend support to the kids that needlessly lost their lives in Newtown. I do not blame them for being there. But they chose the wrong venue, a police station or a government building is where these failures began. Not lawful gun ownership. It is the over reactionaryism displayed by the liberal media and politicians that bug me and the rush to change laws that in no way helps the school shooting situations in the least. I hope that intelligent conversations reveal the true cause of this violence and real progress can be made to prevent further loss of lives.
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rschweizer Jan-12-13 3:17 PM
TiredOfTax, gun ownership and protections of self, family, and property do not mean they can extend that to neighbors. That's what the police are for. I'm not sure where you got that from.
Typical liberal response, I don't care about my neighbors and I cannot be bothered. Seriously??? Have you graduated from High School Yet????
Out here in conservative land, we look out for each other.
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"that's the down side of a EQUAL rights society.. now print the names and addresses of all the millionaires?"
And to be fair, Let's also publish the names and address of the Welfare Recipients and how much they get.
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