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Fear not Adirondack clear-cutting proposal

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Fear not Adirondack clear-cutting proposal Re Dec. 16 letter, “State mustn’t allow massive clear-cutting in Adirondack forests”: Bernard Melewski contends that the Adirondack Park Agency’s proposed changes regarding clear cutting “is a bad idea.” It’s not! Using carefully chosen words and phrases, Mr. Melewski would have you believe that this change threatens public woodlands. It does not! It will make it possible for private landowners to more simply and effectively manage their woodlands. He uses ...

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December 27, 2012
10:48 a.m.

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We all need to compromise on this. At the end of World War II it was legal to buy surplus machine guns in NY pawn shops. These new military assault weapons have no place on our public streets.
I know of several border line idiots who have purchased several AR15s and bragged about 'shooting down' trees in the country side.
They also take their minor kids out and put these weapons in their hands to play with. These kids will now grow up with the uninformed and impractical application of such gun use. The kids think they have a fantastic new toy to play with. The parents have no military or professional training in the safety and handling or use of these weapons. The kids learn from their uninformed dads and moms.
I call them 'weapons' because they are not hunting rifles nor legal for such use.
As a veteran; I have experience with the destruction they perform on the human body. That is what they are designed to do.
Only cops and the military need have possession of these weapons.
I dread the thought that anyone can buy a semi-automatic weapon off the street or in a pawn shop as WWII machine guns were once sold.

December 27, 2012
1:05 p.m.

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Justapo, You should familiarize yourself with firearms before you comment on them. With the exception of a few single shots and revolvers, all pistols are semi automatic, and most sport rifles are as well. The term "semi automatic" has been corrupted by the ignorant media, and the great masses of the uninformed repeat it.
As far as only police and military having weapons, there's a term for that. It's called a police state. If you wish to live in a police state or military dictatorship where only the "authorities" are armed, feel free to expatriate yourself and become part of a proletariat that lives in fear of their government.