Comments by tplansing
Posted on March 1 at 5:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh! Before I forget! I pretty much gave up deer hunting. One cold November morning in Columbia County, I observed a guy dressed in Camoflage, carrying 3 handguns and an AR-15 (the civilian SEMI-AUTOMATIC VERSION of the M-16) on some state owned land. When questioned about the reasoning for all of the weapons, he said, "Oh, you never know what you might see in these woods!" He was carrying 2 .357 revolvers, one on each hip, a scoped .44 magnum in a shoulder holster, and the AR. It was scary to see. Looked more like he was going for WWIII.
Posted on March 1 at 5:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Larry Felpel, It was not the legislature who thought up the idea of this new gun law in New York State! It was our illustrious leader, Governor Cuomo, who brought this to a head! (must have been in the thinking room for this one!) He is the one who pushed it through with the notice of necessity in the early morning hours, and managed to get a majority of the legislature to vote on it. (that must have been another hour in the thinking room). I know that there were a number of representatives and senators who were against this act and knew very little of it due to the quick movements of this act through both houses of the legislature, and how it did not got through the regular channels like any other bills.
I do agree with you. This bill is going to hurt New York's economy, with its limits of sales of ammunitions and firearms to law abiding citizens. Yet, the criminal will still be able to get what ever type of firearm they want through the black market and all the ammunition they could ever need. The people of New York will suffer because this act has also limited the number of rounds of ammumition the police officer on duty can carry in his duty weapon, and on his duty belt. Now that was a really smart move on the Governor's part!
And finally, New York State has closed up all of the psychiactric institutions and many of the prisons, so where are they going to put all of these new prisoners that are arrested under this new act when they are caught in possession of a weapon? Or is the State going to take the usual stance and just slap the criminal on the back of the hand and tell them not to do it again? Just like the DWI's, Disorderly Conduct's, Domestic Disputes, Hit and Run Accidents, and the list can go on! Answer those questions and you too could run for governor!
Posted on March 1 at 4:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mark, Herr Cuomo was probably looking for a way to guarantee his hat would stay in the ring for president in 2016, with this extra special law! It is too bad that he, Herr Cuomo, (please excuse the terminology) shot himself in the foot by getting this law passed with his notice of necessity! As illegal and unnecessary as it was! He pushed this NY SAFE Act through without any of the usual formalities necessary for any of the other bills to become law, just like our current president has done many times so far during his presidency, including ordering Operation Fast and Furious! But Newtown has taken the wind out of those sails now, and we have all forgotten what the liar Attorney General Eric Holder has done to help keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals. That man should be tried as a traitor and hung as the traitor he is! The president should be brought up on charges of treason, tried and hung for treasonous acts against the Constitution of the United States of America, and Cuomo should be sued for violating the Constitutional rights of every gun owner in the State of New York, Civilian and otherwise, for this stupid act he pushed throught our legislature in January 2013. Which also not only limits the law abiding citizen but also severly limits the police officer who should be able to protect you liberals. So you liberals who don't want anyone to own guns! The next time someone is breaking into your home to rape your wife and daughter(s), and rob you of all of your valuable belongings, and then kill you, remember this. Call a criminal because he is the only one who will have the weaponry to protect and counter another person's advances against you and your family!
Posted on February 24 at 12:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I agree, the Sunset is a good place to eat, 51 Front is also a good place. My wife and I have been there twice and have not been disappointed either time. The last time I was at the Factory, was for a Birthday Party, and I was not impressed with anything except the cake, which my wife made!
Posted on February 11 at 6:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
At least I do!
Posted on February 10 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What is the matter Bruce Holden? Cat got your tongue? I have to go along with Frank Lowe and what he said about Adolf Hitler and his tactics. He was a very charismatic speaker who lured many German people into thinking that his way was the new way for Germany when Germany was experiencing economic troubles much like we are today. Hitler's desire was to form the perfect race, Blond, Blue eyed, Extremely Intelligent Young Men, to step into the shoes of those who had been leading Germany prior to Hitler's taking over as the leader of Germany and hopefully the world. It is true, those who disagreed with Hitler's aspirations for Germany, were demonized and cleaned out of the country, just ask any one of them who suffered in the ovens in the concentration camps! Oh! That is right, they were eliminated because they didn't believe in the Third Reicht! All 6+/- million of them. President Obama, and Governor Cuomo have shown many of the same traits in actions they have displayed during their tenure in office. The national debt (blamed on the Bush administration but extended more because of the liberal Obama administration), and now this new piece of legislation brought about by the Cuomo administration. I wouldn't be surprised to see the entire citizenry of the State of New York to hit the Governor with a Law Suit for Violation of the their Constitutional Rights! Lets see what happens then!
Posted on February 10 at 1:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
John Pagoda, can you tell me how the Center for Disease Control has the magic power to be able to decide how to come up with the knowledge that gun deaths will exceed traffic deaths by 2015? Now I am not saying that I am a sourcer, a master mind in the Magical Arts, or anything like that. But I do know that when the law abiding gun owners takes the responsibility to purchase a firearm of any sort, he/she is also taking the responsibility of making sure that, he/she knows where that firearm is, that it is stored in a safe place, is kept unloaded, that the ammunition is kept stored in a place different from where the firearm is stored and that both are not easily accessible to each other! It is the un-responsible owner who leaves it laying around, loaded where inquisitive LITTLE hands might find it and an accident happens. The CRIMINAL,(your burglars, thieves, robbers, rapists, hired murders, drug dealers, pushers, etc.), or MENTALLY UNSTABLE PERSON, (criminal psycopaths, drug users in need, etc.), would be more likely to obtain his/her firearm of choice, usually one with an FULLY AUTOMATIC FEATURE, (which has been outlawed since the 1930's unless you obtain a permit from the Burear of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which requires a very extensive background check, and a $200.00 application fee), normally purchased through the Black Market that is not open to the average person at some store front. And the only way to find out where there is one is to find the right person who knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone! Don't believe me? Go to any gun shop an see if you can openly purchase a fully automatic firearm for target pratice. The shop keeper will probably laugh at you and then say sorry, can't do it! So, John Pagoda, the true problem is not the number of guns in circulation, or limiting the number of guns, those evil "semi-sutomatic military assault rifles", or the extended capacity magazines, or who can carry what. The true problem is the criminal element, and I truly expect to get a lot of flac from this! It is those who obtain guns for criminal purposes from the Black Market. The Drug Dealers, Pushers, the Gang Members, the Criminally and Mentally Unstable, these are the problems. If you want some answers to those problems, I might have some. Prison Farms to work of sentences, No Plea Bargains Period, Capital Punishment to fit the Crime, Items grown of Prison Farms to provide food for Prisons and Mental Institutions, Re-opening of all Mental Institutions for those who are considered Mentally Unstable and a danger to themselves and/or others.
There, I hope I have helped you with your questions and worries.
Posted on January 29 at 1:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Dr Keller did a nice job of skating around the issue, and not committing himself to any form of direct answers to the issue at hand from what I could see from the newspaper article.
I agree with Mrs Nugent when she says, "too many children have been killed by guns in America." What I don't understand is why she doesn't break-down her statistics to what the incidents of exactly how these children were killed by those guns. Like the news media, it appears that she has clumped all of her facts to make it sound like all of those deaths were the results of mass murders in our schools.
Ms Donahue, make another fine point with putting bullet-proof glass at the entrances of the schools. What she has failed to consider are the rest of the windows in the school that are not bullet-proof! Does she really think that those windows are going to stop a bullet? It would depend on the caliber of the weapon, and the type bullet fired from the weapon and how the ballistics are figured.
I agree with Trooper McMaon, it is not that any sort of particular type of weapon or ammunition should be banned from the people! That is not where the problem stems from. The problem stems from where those weapons available to those who used them in the commission of their crime(s).
In the case of the youngster locally, it was probably that the father had been careless of where he had kept that weapon, and the youngster had discovered where it was kept. Through curiosity, the youngster was showing his friend his Dad's gun, and not knowing the proper safe handling procedures, BANG! It went off and we lost a child. Those boys in Columbine, had planned this crime, for reasons that we will probably never know the truth. Newtown, CT?? We will never know what the shooters problem was, as he shot himself. And there are many more!
Or the person who used the weapon in the crime might have gotten it from the black market, where most criminals go for items that are unobtainable come from, (Unmarked, unrecorded, unlisted anywhere, unknown). Or may have been the spoils of another crime that was committe elsewhere. And not necessarily in any place local to where the devestating shooting occurred.
Dr. Keller and a team of the brightest Psycologists, Sociologists, Criminologists, in the nation or the world could gather together to try to figure these problems out, and will never come to a definite conclusion because each of us are different, and that is the way we were originally made. And everything that we do in life is all learned by those before us. I believe that our development has taken a long time to come to the point of where we are today, and at some point, we will have to answer to our maker for our good deeds and or sins. "Our day of judgement." But that is a topic for another time.