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Freedoms ‘trampled’ by criminals

March 19, 2013

In his commentary, “Gun law brings radical thoughts,” the writer from Forestville submitted a thought-provoking article about whom he referred to as “zealot....

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1Laona

Mar-24-13 12:26 PM

There is an interview on PBS of Dr. Joyce Malcolm(Legal Scholar at George Mason) by Kwame Holman regarding the 2nd Amendment.It's 8 minutes 12 seconds long and worth watching.

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stangv8

Mar-24-13 8:56 AM

In the quote below by President Kennedy, who do you think he was talking about when he said we needed citizens prepared to take up arms to preserve freedom. Who would these citizens possibly need to take up arms against? President Kennedy knew exactly what the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights meant and he believed it.

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stangv8

Mar-23-13 8:39 PM

I would say the author of the following would not be welcome in today's Democrat Party.

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." -- John F. Kennedy

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MikeDavis

Mar-23-13 1:29 PM

Paul, be honest here. The blinders are on left wing also. Dear leader proposes new programs (pre-school for all) with only a "little" increase in spending while thumping his chest about all the cuts being made. But that isn't problematic to the left? How is a bold faced lie something to laud the guy about? Only through those blinders is that "reality" even possible.

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Christopher

Mar-23-13 1:13 PM

Here's a real surprise to the right wing; no matter who's in charge, about half the country is worried about the administration and unhappy with the way things are going. Self-righteousness generally leads to going through life wearing blinders.

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American

Mar-22-13 11:55 PM

What I believe is a video that all gun owners should see. ht tp://video.cnbc.c om/gallery/?video=3000156240&__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Cvideo%7C&par=yahoo

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stangv8

Mar-22-13 9:23 PM

Judeye, yes, and Peter had a sword and used it when the guards came for Jesus. Where do you get this non-violence? You have to read that passage in context. Don't forget, when Jesus comes back, he's coming back to do violence to where the blood will run as deep as the horses bridle.

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MikeDavis

Mar-22-13 2:51 PM

con't.

“We’re going to find out… I say we don’t fund them ’til we get an answer. Those type of things really challenge Americans. They are worried about this administration,” Huelscamp urged.

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MikeDavis

Mar-22-13 2:51 PM

Speaking at CPAC with Infowars and We Are Change reporter, Luke Rudkowski, Congressman Timothy Huelscamp revealed this week that the Department of Homeland Security has refused to answer questions from “multiple” members of Congress regarding its recent purchase of huge amounts of weapons and ammunition.

“They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that,” Huelscamp said.

“I’ve got a list of various questions of agencies about multiple things. Far from being the most transparent administration in the world, they are the most closed and opaque,” the Congressman added.

“They refuse to let us know what is going on, so I don’t really have an answer for that. Multiple members of Congress are asking those questions,” he added.

“It comes down to during the budget process, during the appropriations process, are we willing to hold DHS’s feet to the fire?”

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MikeDavis

Mar-22-13 2:50 PM

"The nationwide shortage of ammunition has left many police departments scrambling to get their hands on the necessary rounds - with some even bartering among each other.

Meanwhile, Rep. Timothy Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to respond to multiple members of Congress asking why DHS bought more than 1.6 billion rounds in the past year."

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1Laona

Mar-22-13 1:09 PM

3/23/13 Protest against the NY SAFE ACT.Bus leaves from Cherry Creek VFW at 6:00AM $45 a seat.contact Brian at 229-9217. arrives back from Syracuse at 6:30PM

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kcw007

Mar-22-13 12:43 PM

In due time Donar, in due time.

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Donnar

Mar-22-13 12:14 PM

KCW, Good Information. Does anyone know if my Thompson Center .50 muzzleloader make the banned list due to the thumbhole stock?

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kcw007

Mar-22-13 12:00 PM

From the article on page D1 of the 21MAR13 Buffalo News, "Wassell reportedly sold weapons..": "Authorities, though, say Wassell flouted the new law by taking advantage of an increased demand for the banned assault-style weapons by adding features to make the two rifles he sold illegal and thereby increae their value". The next paragraph goes on to say that 1st gun had items such as a bayonet mount, ect., which are illegal on post 1994 NYS compliant AR's. "He would get the main portion of the guns, the barreled receiver,and make modifications, like adding a flash suppressor, telescoping butt, bayonet mount......" I'm kind of getting the idea that this sort of thing may have been going on for some time well previous to the enactment of the SAFE Act. They only dropped the hammer on him now for opportunistic publicity purposes related to promoting the ill written SAFE Act, which in fact has little to do with the overall charges.

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kcw007

Mar-22-13 11:27 AM

Judeye, The bolt action rifle design of the Mauser brothers in the late 1860's for the German military proved to be such an efficient killing machine that it set off an international arms race for 40 years and more. Having proven its worth on the battelfield the design was quickly taken up for civilian use. In fact, a majority of the centerfire bolt action "sporting" rifles carried afield during the past 100+ years, and through today, can trace their basic design directly back to the Mauser rifles which were the standard issue of many armies clear up into the 1950's. As the Mauser was "designed for COMBAT USE" does your logic dictate that it too should also be banned from civilian use?

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MikeDavis

Mar-22-13 10:53 AM

Okay, I have to ask. Did this Wassell ask the supposed buyer what he was convicted of to be a felon? Or did he just not care? I mean if the guy is convicted of felony tax evasion it's a little different than if he was convicted of killing people during the course of a robbery. It was still both illegal and stupid to sell the guy the weapon and while he should rightfully be charged with the crime, it does mitigate whether he had a reasonable thought of this weapon being used for a crime or not. If he didn't ask? Wow, sounds like he's trying to play the US or Russian government then. Just selling weapons to anyone with the money to pay for them.

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American

Mar-22-13 10:21 AM

"..the news report stated that they were there to support him against the Safe law." Everyone should support anyone who fights the NY unsafe ACT. It is wrong on every level except maybe the mental healthcare.

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RipleyResident

Mar-22-13 9:56 AM

Judeye - the Ruger 10/22 is probably the most popular semi-automatic .22LR rifle ever made. It has been in production since 1964 and more than 5 million of them have been produced. In 2007, Ruger introduced a target pistol version of this gun. It is far too large to be a concealed carry pistol, and being chambered in .22LR, it is certainly not a "dangerous assault weapon". However, because it accepts a magazine outside of the pistol grip and weighs over 50oz unloaded, it has always been classified as an "assault weapon" in NY. I consider this proof that the "evil features" do not make sense.

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joew

Mar-22-13 9:35 AM

Judeye-one or two misguided people does not mean the packed courtroom crowd all share those sentiments. As I said,many were there as friends and neighbors. The Buffalo Evening News reported the same thing.

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judeye

Mar-22-13 9:04 AM

I heard it on NPR out of Buffalo on my way to get my grandchildren.

I could not find it there..but found it on WIVB channel 4 site..

"Hanover Town Court was filled with supporters of Wassell. Supporters tell News 4 they want all the charges against Wassell dropped, including the charge that violates the New York SAFE Act. Supporters say the new gun law takes away their second amendment rights, and Wassell’s rights."

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judeye

Mar-22-13 8:50 AM

NO I am not ok with greed that has caused many of our local companies to close or relocate.

I am very aware that the crooks on wall st are not just from one political party..that the entire government closed their eyes to this. Those who were to regulate were in on this as well. Inside JOb is a good documentary to start with.

That is exactly the point..they were all in on it. That is how it got to be so large that we..the taxpayers..were forced to bail them out or risk complete economic collapse.

I often wonder what would happen if the TEA party and Occupy had united on this one. To really call out those who sold us..all of us...out for a buck. well...not just a buck..but many many bucks...

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joew

Mar-22-13 8:47 AM

Judeye-could you please direct me to the report you reference?

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judeye

Mar-22-13 8:38 AM

RipleyResident..I dont know. In fact RR I do not know much about guns at all. I was hoping that those of you who do know guns would help me understand why anyone would need an assault weapon..one that was designed for combat. Now perhaps this one was not designed for that use. If that is the case why do YOU think it was listed under the law? The guns I did randomly look up that are now banned under the safe law..each of them were designed for COMBAT USE.

I also wonder why anyone would need rounds that can shoot off many bullets in a very short time.

I only know that every time I look at my little grandson, I am reminded of Sandy Hook and what 11 bullets into a child baby body must have looked like. Then I ask..why anyone would need, want a weapon like that.

What weapons would YOU ban?

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judeye

Mar-22-13 8:33 AM

stangv8..oh but you did not finish it... The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That’s enough!” he replied. —Gospel of Luke 22:36-38, NIV

Jesus spoke these words at the Last Supper as he was fulfilling the prophecy and his destiny.

He also had instructed his disciples to sell everything they own and give the money to the poor. And we all know..Jesus advocated and promoted NON VIOLENCE... But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.Luke 6:29

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judeye

Mar-22-13 8:18 AM

joew..the news report stated that they were there to support him against the Safe law. Which is why I found it so offensive. He was breaking the law. His crime could have led to more crimes for all he knew. He was selling guns illegally to someone who told him they were a convicted felon.

Yet those who came out are so against this new law I do not think they took time to think it out. With this law or without it, he still is a dangerous criminal putting guns into the hands of a felon. (well a pretend felon..but he did not know that)

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