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New York’s new gun law, the SAFE Act, is arguably flawed legislation. County boards and legislatures certainly have the right to play to the crowd and take the popular, if largely symbolic, step of asking the state to repeal it, as many have. But voting defiantly not to enforce it, as Schoharie’s did last week, is a step too far. We understand that Schoharie is a rural county with a large number of gun owners ...


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mstella
March 20, 2013
2:56 a.m.

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Hurray Schoharie County! I'm very glad to see there's souupne willing to stand up for one of our basic human rights.

muggy
March 20, 2013
7:09 a.m.

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The counter intuitively named SAFE ACT has nothing at all to do with the Newtown Massacre. This comparison by the Gazette is a typical tool of the left. It's analogous to Harry Reid's disgusting speech that blamed sequestration for the unfortunate death of seven marines in the Nevada desert during a munitions accident. Adam Lanza broke many laws during his maniacal shooting spree. The left thinks MORE laws would keep crazies from acting again.

The Gazette calls the law "minimal restrictions on individuals for the greater good of society." How about we minimally restrict the Gazette's opinion pages? And let's restrict cable news. And let's restrict any electronic speech.

Shame on the Gazette editorial leftists and Gov Cuomo.

wmarincic
March 20, 2013
8:01 a.m.

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I don't know of one single Police Officer who supports this bill. If it were about safety on our streets they would be the first to endorse it. I'm sick of people telling me what I can and can not do. We have a Constitution that was meant to protect us from the government. That piece of paper and the Bill Of Rights tells us that we are the people not the government. Get it straight Gazette, although I have my duobts that you ever will.

fjcjr
March 20, 2013
10:08 a.m.

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The State's response to the floods of 2011 have nothing to do with the discussion around the SAFE Act. The only thing this legislation does is provide politicians the ability to say they are doing something to make people safe, which is really just an illusion. People are no safer now than they were before this act was passed in the dark of night. If this is good legislation, how do you explain the massacre last week in her Herkimer?

wmarincic
March 21, 2013
11:07 a.m.

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Thank God we did not have the liberal Gazette in 1776 otherwise we would all be speaking like Piers Morgan. BTW you people really hould read the Constitution and The Bil Of Rights, as it gives the people the right to challenge the government when they cross the line. Those two pieces of paper are to protect the people from the Government, not the other way around.

biwemple
March 21, 2013
4:35 p.m.

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When the Saratoga county clerk and several other clerks around the state told NY State they would not issue ID's to illegal immigrants when that bill was on the table, the legislature backed off real quick. Wished this could've happened before this SAFE law was passed so hurriedly. Sometimes the local gov'ts need to tell the state to 'go pound sand' once in a while when they create such bad legislation. NY could've crafted a better law here and taken the appropriate amount of time to do it right.

110efg13gd
March 22, 2013
5:48 a.m.

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wmarincic, we're with you all the way! Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Lenin; they say it can't happen here, in the good old US of A! Wake up and smell the coffee, it already is, and we sit idly by, content in our belief that our elected 'representatives' will do the right thing. If people believe that, we are in bad shape.

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