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Gun violence must be seen in context of a larger problem

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Gun violence must be seen in context of a larger problem Removing guns is a separate goal from eliminating violence. We [allow] the killing of the unborn. We corrupt the born with depictions of violence in music, movies and video games. Rappers romanticize the urban ghetto and “street cred.” We watch filth on prime-time network TV like “Two and Half Men.” We wear T-shirts with the picture of mass murderer Che Guevara, and put up ...

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January 6, 2013
7:49 a.m.

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Robert Sponable- Candidates in Schenectady must minimally have a 2 year degree and some private sector work history. That would eliminate most of them. When you look at who's running City Hall you understand the implosion in the streets.

January 6, 2013
8:20 a.m.

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"While there is no question that canceling a gun show in sleepy Saratoga Springs will not solve the problem of gun violence,..."

This is the quintessential liberal philosophy. Do not examine our actions as a means to solving problems. Examine our actions as a cathartic. It'll make everyone feel better.

Leftist ideology is about feelings, not results. Canceling a gun show 150-miles from the seen of a mass murder is about feelings and not results.

I hope the gun show proceeds. Canceling a gun show after a mass murder is akin to canceling a car show after a multi-car pileup on a highway.
This mass murder was not about guns. It was about the unwillingness of the (as William Bennett calls them) "sheep" to prepare for the "wolves" in society by developing MEANINGFUL protections against them.

I encourage you to read Bennett's 1997 lecture to the Naval Academy:

January 6, 2013
8:37 a.m.

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Dede Hill, You said "it would give our city the dubious distinction of being among the very first in the region to host a gun show since Newtown"
This is typical of those with your opinions, you tell a lie until it is believed. The Stamford CT gun show is going on today as I write this. Facts never matter to you people.

January 6, 2013
11:56 a.m.

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gina99-I have seen plenty of ignorant, not a clue, moronic so called educated people in the world....Experience should be essential in all positions....and not of the political party nature...actual hands on experience.