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Saratoga Springs council mandates rifles be concealed in public

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Gun owners will have to put their rifles in cases before carrying them in downtown Saratoga Springs under a new local law passed Tuesday night. The City Council passed an amendment to the City Code requiring all firearms to be in opaque cases. Mayor Scott Johnson and Accounts Commissioner John Franck voted against the measure; commissioners Chris Mathiesen, Michele Madigan and Anthony “Skip” Scirocco voted for it. “I think a significant number of people would ...

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May 22, 2013
3:43 p.m.

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So, Saratoga's useful socialist idiots have managed to chip away yet another bit of liberty from the law abiding citizenry. It reminds me of Brandon Smith's story about ants at a picnic. Picture a hive of ants lurking in the grass around a bountiful picnic basket you worked very hard to procure. Now, one ant snatches a single crumb and races away, and you think to yourself that losing that one crumb is not such a sacrifice. A few more ants pilfer crumbs, and you shrug it off. A dozen more arrive, and you start to worry a little but are still too lazy to pull out the Raid. The rest of the hive sees your apathy and attacks, gobbling everything in a swarm of single-minded destruction. Left with nothing, you sit dumbfounded and hungry, wondering where you went wrong. The truth is, you went wrong with the first ant.