Comments by FrankLowe
Posted on January 12 at 7:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Great piece Dan. I agree with every word
Posted on January 3 at 7:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr Reilly, Readily available data clearly dictates that restrictions on the ownership and/or possession of firearms not only does nothing to decrease firearm crime, but in some cases increases firearm related crime. There are many studies proving this, but of course these facts are ignored by the poliburo in Albany and the popular media. A most recent study by Quinnipiac University's Professor of economics Mark Guis states "Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level."
One also need look no further than Chicago, or Washington DC, first and second place respectively for gun related crime, as well as having the most repressive gun control in the country. On the other hand, our neighbors in Vermont have virtually no gun control, and the lowest crime rate in the country. In Vermont, anyone can legally purchase as many assault weapons, pistols, and high cap magazines as they wish.
Using a little common sense dispels all myths about gun control reducing crime.
Posted on January 2 at 3:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Wmarincic, More often than not you and I are on the same page, but I have to respectfully disagree here.
1. The violence associated with drugs is due to the illegal drug trade, not drug use. Legalization of drugs will do wonders to curb violence in the inner cities.
2. I've witnessed many many violent and irrational acts brought on by alcohol consumption. I've never witnessed anyone whom I suspect has been smoking pot acting aggressive or violent.
3. It makes zero sense to spend money incarcerating those who smoke a joint, therefore wasting resources that could that could be used to combat dangerous criminals.
4. People are going to smoke pot, period. Laws aren't going to stop them. As much as I despise our tax structure, and as much as I feel that our tax dollars are wasted, Pot might as well be taxed like everything else.
BRoberts1, The chances of being injured by someone under the influence of pot are minuscule, compared to the chance of being injured by someone under the influence of alcohol.
Those who I know who smoke pot are definitely not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree, and I certainly don't think pot does any good, but there's no question that if alcohol is legal, pot certainly should be.
Posted on December 28 at 9:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Free money??????? So the money that federal government doles out comes out of thin air? On second thought, with Bernanke and Yellen at the helm of the fed, the money does come out of thin air....... for now
Posted on December 24 at 2:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I am in whole hearted agreement with your column. Even with Judge Leon's ruling, we have a long long way go in restoring the forth amendment. With all due respect though, you correctly cite constitution here, but have ignored the constitution when commenting on the second amendment, what gives?
Posted on December 22 at 1:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
RMD1230, Exactly which countries in Europe are stable and prosperous? Which "prosperous" countries in Europe benefit from our foreign aid and military support?
Posted on December 21 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Cidbil. you beat me to the punch line
Posted on December 12 at 6:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr Lo Piccolo
1. I will teach my children to be productive private sector workers, therefore contributing to society rather than being a drain on it.
2. In case you missed it, the cowards in Albany passed the most regressive anti freedom gun legislation in the nation this year.
3. Please explain why the rest of us should pay for the incompetence and corruption that has caused the fiscal mess in the cities
4. I will make generous donation to the NRA in your name
Posted on November 26 at 6:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
One more reason why I can't wait to leave New York.
Posted on October 11 at 11:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
ljordan, Can you please tell us which of Wmarincic's statements are not true, rather than just insulting him.