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NY Poised to Pass First Gun Bill Since Sandy Hook Shooting

” A key New York Senate leader and the Assembly speaker said they expect the state Legislature to vote Monday to enact what would be the nation’s first gun control measure following last month’s Connecticut school shooting.

“I think when all is said and done, we are going to pass a comprehensive gun bill today,” Sen. Jeffrey Klein told reporters Monday morning. “I’m very excited about it. I am very confident we are going to vote on a comprehensive bill that will be agreed on by the governor, the Senate and Assembly.”

People familiar with closed-door negotiations told The Associated Press a tentative deal was struck over the weekend.

The tentative agreement would further restrict New York’s ban on assault weapons, limit the size of magazines to seven bullets, down from the current 10, and enact more stringent background checks for sales. Other elements, pushed by Republicans, would refine a mental health law to make it easier to confine people determined to be a threat to themselves or others.
Senate Republicans also have included a further crackdown on illegal gun trafficking into New York, the people said. Most New York City gun crimes involve weapons illegally brought into the state, state and city officials say. “
  With the murder rates in NY state at the lowest point in FIFTY years , it is all of a sudden imperative that draconian new laws be passed on the basis of knee-jerk emotionalism ? This should tell any thinking individual exactly how much this new ” policy ” is really about ” public safety ” . 
  If you look at the table below you will see that from a peak of 2605 murders in the state in 1990 , with a slight one year rise here or there the rate of killings has been steadily downward to a point where in 2011 , the last full year of complete records available , the total number of murders was 774 , a decrease of two thirds in the past thirty years . 
New York Crime Rates 1960 – 2011
Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Rape Robbery assault Burglary Theft Theft
1965  18,073,000  554,050  58,802  495,248  836  2,320  28,182  27,464  183,443  253,353  58,452 
1966 18,258,000 609,465 62,561 546,904 882 2,439 30,098 29,142 196,127 286,409 64,368
1967 18,336,000 692,528 75,124 617,404 996 2,665 40,202 31,261 219,157 314,472 83,775
1968 18,113,000 829,453 98,515 730,938 1,185 2,527 59,857 34,946 250,918 375,143 104,877
1969 18,321,000 837,210 105,870 731,340 1,324 2,902 64,754 36,890 248,477 367,463 115,400
1970 18,190,740 904,314 124,613 779,701 1,444 2,875 81,149 39,145 267,474 386,553 125,674
1971 18,391,000 935,022 145,048 789,974 1,823 3,225 97,682 42,318 273,704 388,612 127,658
1972 18,366,000 804,605 138,542 666,063 2,026 4,199 86,391 45,926 239,886 321,096 105,081
1973 18,265,000 814,349 135,468 678,881 2,040 4,852 80,795 47,781 246,246 320,307 112,328
1974 18,111,000 911,703 145,427 766,276 1,919 5,240 86,814 51,454 271,824 390,357 104,095
1975 18,120,000 1,021,197 155,187 866,010 1,996 5,099 93,499 54,593 301,996 447,740 116,274
1976 18,084,000 1,125,739 156,988 968,751 1,969 4,663 95,718 54,638 318,919 516,328 133,504
1977 17,924,000 1,091,144 149,087 942,057 1,919 5,272 84,703 57,193 309,735 498,653 133,669
1978 17,748,000 1,027,993 149,257 878,736 1,820 5,168 83,785 58,484 292,956 466,516 119,264
1979 17,649,000 1,095,140 161,906 933,234 2,092 5,394 93,471 60,949 308,302 500,589 124,343
1980 17,506,690 1,209,984 180,235 1,029,749 2,228 5,405 112,273 60,329 360,925 535,783 133,041
1981 17,594,000 1,214,935 188,178 1,026,757 2,166 5,479 120,344 60,189 350,422 539,486 136,849
1982 17,659,000 1,142,202 174,833 967,369 2,013 5,159 107,843 59,818 295,245 534,244 137,880
1983 17,667,000 1,042,811 161,489 881,322 1,958 5,296 94,783 59,452 249,115 504,346 127,861
1984 17,735,000 989,126 162,157 826,969 1,786 5,599 89,900 64,872 222,956 488,621 115,392
1985 17,783,000 993,811 165,365 828,446 1,683 5,706 89,706 68,270 219,633 502,276 106,537
1986 17,772,000 1,025,037 175,210 849,827 1,907 5,415 91,360 76,528 217,010 519,570 113,247
1987 17,825,000 1,061,021 179,691 881,330 2,016 5,537 89,721 82,417 216,826 539,175 125,329
1988 17,898,000 1,129,241 196,396 932,845 2,244 5,479 97,434 91,239 218,060 560,887 153,898
1989 17,950,000 1,129,638 203,042 926,596 2,246 5,242 103,983 91,571 211,130 544,459 171,007
1990  17,990,455  1,144,874  212,458  932,416 2,605  5,368  112,380  92,105 208,813  536,012 187,591
1991 18,058,000 1,127,651 210,184 917,467 2,571 5,085 112,342 90,186 204,499 531,681 181,287
1992 18,119,000 1,061,489 203,311 858,178 2,397 5,152 108,154 87,608 193,548 495,708 168,922
1993 18,197,000 1,010,176 195,352 814,824 2,420 5,008 102,122 85,802 181,709 481,166 151,949
1994 18,169,000 921,278 175,433 745,845 2,016 4,700 86,617 82,100 164,650 452,322 128,873
1995 18,136,000 827,025 152,683 674,342 1,550 4,290 72,492 74,351 146,562 425,184 102,596
1996 18,185,000 751,456 132,206 619,250 1,353 4,174 61,822 64,857 129,828 399,522 89,900
1997 18,137,000 709,328 124,890 584,438 1,093 4,075 56,094 63,628 118,306 386,435 79,697
1998 18,175,000 652,202 115,915 536,287 924 3,843 49,125 62,023 104,821 363,295 68,171
1999 18,196,601 596,743 107,147 489,596 903 3,563 43,821 58,860 93,217 338,118 58,261
2000 18,976,457 588,189 124,890 483,078 952 3,530 40,539 60,090 87,946 340,901 54,231
2001 19,084,350 556,025 98,022 458,003 960 3,546 36,555 56,961 80,400 329,316 48,287
2002 19,134,293 537,121 95,030 442,091 909 3,885 36,653 53,583 76,700 318,025 47,366
2003 19,212,425 521,565 89,486 432,079 934 3,775 35,790 48,987 75,453 311,422 45,204
2004 19,280,727 507,648 84,914 422,734 889 3,608 33,506 46,911 70,696 311,036 41,002
2005 19,315,721 491,829 85,839 405,990 874 3,636 35,179 46,150 68,034 302,220 35,736
2006 19,306,183 482,270 83,966 396,304 921 3,169 34,489 45,387 68,565 295,605 32,134
2007 19,297,729 461,731 79,915 381,816 801 2,926 31,094 45,094 64,857 288,929 28,030
2008 19,467,789 466,131 77,546 388,585 836 2,799 31,789 42,122 65,537 297,952 25,096
2009 19,541,453 452,647 75,110 377,537 781 2,582 28,141 43,606 62,769 292,897 21,871
2010 19,395,206 456,202 76,492 379,710 868 2,797 28,630 44,197 65,839 293,232 20,639
2011 19,465,197 449,745 77,490 372,255 774 2,752 28,396 45,568 65,397 287,547 19,311

 

   Having already established the FACT that crime in general , and murder in particular have been steadily declining throughout the state for the past three decades one might say , that’s all well and good but , since crime rates nationally have been in a similar decline , maybe NY state hasn’t done as well as it could and thus we need new laws . The next table should disabuse one of that notion fairly quickly . 

US States Crime 2004 -2006 Crimes per 100,000 and Ranking

” The table below provides the rank of each State’s reported rate of crime as compared to the 50 States and the District of Columbia.  1 = the highest reported crime rate and 51 = the lowest. Going from one year to the next a higher number means, that compared to other States, the relative crime rate is increasing and a lower number means that the relative level of crime is decreasing.  The Index category represents the total number of crimes, and since most crimes involve property crime it is weighted towards these types of crime.  “

State Year Population  Index  Violent  Property  Murder  Forcible Rape  Robbery  Aggravated assault  Burglary  Larceny- Theft  Vehicle Theft
New York 2008 3 47 25 49 27 50 11 26 48 49 46
New York  2007 3 48 25 48 29 50 11 25 49 48 46
New York  2006 3 47 23 48 27 50 9 25 48 48 44
New York  2005 3 46 22 48 29 49 5 25 48 47 45

  While New York possesses the third largest population in the country it consistently ranks between 46-48 on the crime index . That means that 45-47 states have a higher crime rate than this state . Half the states have higher murder rates , yet ” We Must Do Something Now ” .  

  This is all just one more nail in the coffin of our freedoms . Get mad people . Get mad and channel that anger . Get involved , write letters , volunteer , donate time or money , educate your children , just do something . 

  One last table , Lest anyone think that the raw total numbers might be misleading here are the index numbers per 100,000 people . Again they show a current crime rate in the state of New York at levels unseen for nearly fifty years and that with a population increase of nearly one and a half million . Show us the crisis Mr Governor . 

Forcible Aggravated Larceny- Vehicle
Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Rape Robbery assault Burglary Theft Theft
1965  18,073,000  3,065.6  325.4  2,740.3  4.6  12.8  155.9  152.0  1,015.0  1,401.8  323.4 
1966 18,258,000 3,338.1 342.6 2,995.4 4.8 13.4 164.8 159.6 1,074.2 1,568.7 352.5
1967 18,336,000 3,776.9 409.7 3,367.2 5.4 14.5 219.3 170.5 1,195.2 1,715.1 456.9
1968 18,113,000 4,579.3 543.9 4,035.4 6.5 14.0 330.5 192.9 1,385.3 2,071.1 579.0
1969 18,321,000 4,569.7 577.9 3,991.8 7.2 15.8 353.4 201.4 1,356.2 2,005.7 629.9
1970 18,190,740 4,971.3 685.0 4,286.3 7.9 15.8 446.1 215.2 1,470.4 2,125.0 690.9
1971 18,391,000 5,084.1 788.7 4,295.4 9.9 17.5 531.1 230.1 1,488.2 2,113.1 694.1
1972 18,366,000 4,380.9 754.3 3,626.6 11.0 22.9 470.4 250.1 1,306.1 1,748.3 572.1
1973 18,265,000 4,458.5 741.7 3,716.8 11.2 26.6 442.3 261.6 1,348.2 1,753.7 615.0
1974 18,111,000 5,034.0 803.0 4,231.0 10.6 28.9 479.3 284.1 1,500.9 2,155.4 574.8
1975 18,120,000 5,635.7 856.4 4,779.3 11.0 28.1 516.0 301.3 1,666.6 2,471.0 641.7
1976 18,084,000 6,225.1 868.1 5,357.0 10.9 25.8 529.3 302.1 1,763.5 2,855.2 738.2
1977 17,924,000 6,087.6 831.8 5,255.8 10.7 29.4 472.6 319.1 1,728.0 2,782.0 745.8
1978 17,748,000 5,792.2 841.0 4,951.2 10.3 29.1 472.1 329.5 1,650.6 2,628.6 672.0
1979 17,649,000 6,205.1 917.4 5,287.7 11.9 30.6 529.6 345.3 1,746.9 2,836.4 704.5
1980 17,506,690 6,911.6 1,029.5 5,882.0 12.7 30.9 641.3 344.6 2,061.6 3,060.4 759.9
1981 17,594,000 6,905.4 1,069.6 5,835.8 12.3 31.1 684.0 342.1 1,991.7 3,066.3 777.8
1982 17,659,000 6,468.1 990.1 5,478.1 11.4 29.2 610.7 338.7 1,671.9 3,025.3 780.8
1983 17,667,000 5,902.6 914.1 4,988.5 11.1 30.0 536.5 336.5 1,410.1 2,854.7 723.7
1984 17,735,000 5,577.3 914.3 4,662.9 10.1 31.6 506.9 365.8 1,257.2 2,755.1 650.6
1985 17,783,000 5,588.5 929.9 4,658.6 9.5 32.1 504.4 383.9 1,235.1 2,824.5 599.1
1986 17,772,000 5,767.7 985.9 4,781.8 10.7 30.5 514.1 430.6 1,221.1 2,923.5 637.2
1987 17,825,000 5,952.4 1,008.1 4,944.3 11.3 31.1 503.3 462.4 1,216.4 3,024.8 703.1
1988 17,898,000 6,309.3 1,097.3 5,212.0 12.5 30.6 544.4 509.8 1,218.3 3,133.8 859.9
1989 17,950,000 6,293.2 1,131.2 5,162.1 12.5 29.2 579.3 510.1 1,176.2 3,033.2 952.7
1990  17,990,455  6,363.8  1,180.9  5,182.8  14.5  29.8  624.7  512.0  1,160.7  2,979.4  1,042.7
1991 18,058,000 6,244.6 1,163.9 5,080.7 14.2 28.2 622.1 499.4 1,132.5 2,944.3 1,003.9
1992 18,119,000 5,858.4 1,122.1 4,736.3 13.2 28.4 596.9 483.5 1,068.2 2,735.8 932.3
1993 18,197,000 5,551.3 1,073.5 4,477.8 13.3 27.5 561.2 471.5 998.6 2,644.2 835.0
1994 18,169,000 5,070.6 965.6 4,105.0 11.1 25.9 476.7 451.9 906.2 2,489.5 709.3
1995 18,136,000 4,560.1 841.9 3,718.3 8.5 23.7 399.7 410.0 808.1 2,344.4 565.7
1996 18,185,000 4,132.3 727.0 3,405.3 7.4 23.0 340.0 356.7 713.9 2,197.0 494.4
1997 18,137,000 3,910.9 688.6 3,222.4 6.0 22.5 309.3 350.8 652.3 2,130.6 439.4
1998 18,175,000 3,588.5 637.8 2,950.7 5.1 21.1 270.3 341.3 576.7 1,998.9 375.1
1999 18,196,601 3,279.4 588.8 2,690.6 5.0 19.6 240.8 323.5 512.3 1,858.1 320.2
2000 18,976,457 3,099.6 553.9 2,545.7 5.0 18.6 213.6 316.7 463.4 1,796.4 285.8
2001 19,084,350 2,913.5 513.6 2,399.9 5.0 18.6 191.5 298.5 421.3 1,725.6 253.0
2002 19,134,293 2,807.1 496.6 2,310.5 4.8 20.3 191.6 280.0 400.9 1,662.1 247.5
2003 19,212,425 2,714.8 465.8 2,249.0 4.9 19.6 186.3 255.0 392.7 1,620.9 235.3
2004 19,280,727 2,632.9 440.4 2,192.5 4.6 18.7 173.8 243.3 366.7 1,613.2 212.7
2005 19,315,721 2,554.3 444.4 2,101.9 4.5 18.8 182.1 238.9 352.2 1,564.6 185.0
2006 19,306,183 2,487.6 434.9 2,052.7 4.8 16.4 178.6 235.1 355.1 1,531.1 166.4
2007 19,297,729 2,392.7 414.1 1,978.6 4.2 15.2 161.1 233.7 336.1 1,497.2 145.3
2008 19,467,789 2,394.3 398.3 1,996.0 4.3 14.4 163.0 216.4 336.6 1,530.5 128.9
2009 19,541,453 2,316.4 384.4 1,932.0 4.0 13.2 144.0 223.1 321.2 1,498.8 111.9
2010 19,395,206 2,352.2 394.4 1,957.8 4.5 14.4 147.6 227.9 339.5 1,511.9 106.4
2011 19,465,197 2,310.5 398.1 1,912.4 4.0 14.1 145.9 234.1 336.0 1,477.2  99.2
New York Crime Index Rates Per 100,000 Inhabitants

 

Statistics courtesy of The Disaster Center
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Biden Says, “Critically Important to Act” on Guns–Opens Door to Executive Action

  Of course any thinking person can decode Idiot Joe’s words . By ” critically important ” he is referring to the leftist belief in never letting a “crisis go to waste* . In other words , ” here’s our opportunity to shove something entirely unsalable down the people’s throats while emotions run high ” .

  It’s all politics all the time and is in no way to be construed as having the remotest to do with actual public safety . They think that as long as they strike while the iron is hot that they can ram through yet another high profile policy plank of the democratic party that they know is not only publicly unpalatable but also blatantly unconstitutional .

Recall that the above young lady’s death was at the hands of a man that the democrats referred to as ” the Lion of the Senate”

  What , you say ? They wouldn’t do that ? Think Teddy “the swimmer” Kennedy and Obamacare … They’ll do anything to win . Think ” nuclear option” , think recess appointments with congress still in session , think about their present talk of changing the filibuster rules . Need more ?  , How about rule changes in NJ when Robert Torricelli dropped out of his senate race and similar shenanigans in Massachusetts for Teddy’s seat .

” The Obama administration is seeking to institute a far more sweeping gun-control agenda than simply reinstating the failed  Clinton bans on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.

While the administration seeks to ban whole classes of firearms, a working group led by longtime gun control supporter Vice-President Joe Biden is also seriously considering proposals for a national registration database to track the movement and sale of all firearms, and much more. (Please see related story on congressional proposals below.)

After meeting with gun ban activists on Wednesday, Biden said, “This is a problem that requires immediate attention.  I want to make clear that we’re not going to get caught up in the notion that, unless we can do everything, we’re going to do nothing.  It’s critically important that we act.”

Biden went on to open the door to the option of imposing restrictions unilaterally.
“The president is going to act,” said Biden.  “There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken.  We haven’t decided what that is yet.  But we’re compiling it all with the help [of] the attorney general and all the rest of the Cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required.”

When it comes to attacking our Second Amendment rights, this administration will pull out all the stops. “

  As a final thought for our readers we must consider the fact of who exactly is in charge of these proceedings and speaks of the need for “critical action” , yes we refer to none other than Joe ” plagiarist” Biden .  Who is dumber or more incompetent than crazyUncle Joe ” ?

* -“You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.”

 Rahm Emanuel

Democrat Says Obama’s Gun Control Proposals Are Extreme

 

 

 

” On ABC’s This Week yesterday, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp described President Obama’s gun control proposals as “extreme.

“I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration — and if the Washington Post is to be believed — that’s way — way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it’s not going to pass,” said Heitkamp.

 

Sen Heidi Heitkamp

 

 

Heitkamp’s comments come after a Washington Post report about continuing plans from the White House to go far beyond the Clinton-era assault weapons ban with new gun control legislation, regulation and possible executive orders.”

 

 

 

White House Considers Broader U.S. Gun Control

 

 

 

 

 

” (Reuters) – The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

A working group led by Vice President Joseph Biden is seriously considering measures that would require universal background checks for gun buyers and track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, the newspaper said.

The measures would also strengthen mental health checks and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors, the Post said. The approach is backed by law enforcement leaders, it said.

President Barack Obama assigned Biden the job of designing the strategy after the massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school last month that killed 20 children and six adults.

To sell such changes, the White House is developing strategies to work around the National Rifle Association (NRA), the powerful gun lobby.

They include rallying support from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and other gun retailers for measures that would benefit their businesses, the Post said. “

 

 

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