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Where is the outrage over school funding disparity in Schenectady?

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Where is the outrage over school funding disparity in Schenectady? As a new resident of Schenectady with grandchildren in the public school system, I have been reading with great interest all of the articles regarding the schools in this city. I think that the coverage given by the paper has been a wonderful way to stay informed. On Dec. 11 I attended the winter concert at Paige Elementary and heard Superintendent Laurence Spring talk about ...

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December 23, 2012
8:42 a.m.

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Frank, I realize you know very little if anything about the subject you are writing about, but do you know what an Uzi is? It is an automatic firearm. American citizens are not allowed to own them. Do you know what a 9mm is? It is a standard pistol caliber highly appropriate for self-defense. In most states, you must have a permit to own a 9mm pistol. How about a 45ACP or a 38? Are those ok? Or is it just 9mm and Uzi's. Millions of American's use weapons to defend themselves every year.

December 23, 2012
2:03 p.m.

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Agreed Frank has no idea what hes talking about. Most people who say "assault weapon" are also in the same boat as Frank.

December 24, 2012
8:48 p.m.

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Government figures from the National Survey of Criminal Victimization suggest 100,000 uses a year of guns in self-defense against crime, the vast majority of these uses being the display of weapons to deter or dissuade. And those numbers are considered very low.