Comments by bostonredsoxfan
Posted on January 10 at 7:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Unfortunately, Supervisor Mahan and the Town of Colonie refuse to address the public health and safety hazard, as well as eyesore, of the burned-out Anker house on Maxwell Road. One year after the fire it's still standing, and unsecured. What ever happened to the commitment to act on abandoned properties?
Posted on January 5 at 8:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
As I have stated previously, there is a causal relationship between addiction and violations of drug and alcohol laws. A heroin addict buys and possesses heroin because he or she is an addict. That does not mean the person doesn't care about the law, but rather that the addiction overrides the person's desire to obey the law. I have known several people who had engaged in criminal behavior by way of engaging in their addictive behavior (i.e., buying and possessing drugs) who, once they had overcome their addiction, no longer committed crimes. The addiction was causal, not their disregard for the law. Therefore, the correlation between adherence to drug laws and that of guns laws is inadequate, at best.
As to you statement regarding gangs and illegal guns, that is off-topic.
Posted on January 5 at 2:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Let's stick with what I wrote, and not try to guess what I was thinking.
Posted on January 4 at 5:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
1) I never said there was such a thing as gun addiction. I asked you if you believe there is.
2) I did not argue with you about gun bans. My post was about your attempt to correlate the violation of drug and alcohol laws with violation of drug laws.
3) Your attempt to engage me in a conversation about gun control appears to be an attempt to divert the conversation away from your initial statement.
1) A drug buyer can also be "drugs in the streets."
2) I did not say that I believed that most people arrested for DWI are alcoholics. However, certainly many of them are.
3) I never said that addiction was the sole cause of violations to drug and alcohol laws. I did say that addiction is a challenge to those laws.
Posted on January 4 at 8:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarinic- First, you said nothing in your original post about the use of guns by gun dealers. Second, "most" means more than 50%. Just because many people who purchase illegal drugs are not addicts does not mean most aren't. The point of my original post is that there are many people who violate drug and alcohol laws because of addiction. Your statement that people still drink and drive despite stricter laws actually supports that. Adherence to drug and alcohol laws is challenged by the reality of addiction. Unless there is a similar challenge to people obeying gun laws (i.e., gun addiction), your correlation is falls short. Gun use is always a choice; drug and alcohol use by an addict is not a choice in the same way.
Posted on January 4 at 7:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Most of those who purchase drugs do so because they are addicted, thus there is market for illegal drugs because of addiction. However, wmarincic didn't say anything about selling drugs, he said drugs on the streets. Likewise, he didn't say anything about drug dealers using drugs. Please stay with what was actually said in the original post.
Posted on January 3 at 8:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic- Your response has nothing to do with the point I made, as I said nothing about gun carry laws. You said, through sarcasm, that criminals won't pay attention to gun laws, and used as your evidence the fact that people still use illegal drugs and drive while intoxicated. However, those activities very often have addiction as a root cause. Therefore, your attempt at a correlation is inadequate, unless you are claiming that there is such a thing as gun addiction.
Posted on January 3 at 1:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic- Your attempt to correlate adherence to gun laws with obedience of drug and alcohol laws falls short, unless you believe that there is such a thing as gun addiction.
Posted on December 28 at 10:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I can find no such survey. Do you mean the National Crime Victimization Survey?
Posted on December 23 at 8:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
There was no China school slaying the same day as Sandy Hook. There was a slashing, but no one died.