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Drone Captures Scope Of Massive Snowfall In Otherwise Unreachable Great Lakes Area

 

 

 

” With two days having passed since the heaviest lake-effect snow buried parts of western New York, numerous communities remain under a state of emergency, with residents confined to their homes in the wake of several travel bans.

  Snowbound James Grimaldi, however, of West Seneca, New York, used his drone to capture the aerial views of his neighborhood, revealing snow-covered roofs and eerily quiet roadways.

  West Seneca received 61.5 inches of snow from late Tuesday night into Friday but was far from the hardest-hit area.

” The areas that got hit the hardest were farther away from the lake than West Seneca and had lower temperatures,” AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

” In West Seneca, the air was warmer and the snow was heavier and wetter, so it compacted more than fluffy snow would have,” he said.

  In Lancaster, New York, more than 74 inches fell, making it difficult for plows and shoveling efforts to keep up with the demand.”

 

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Elise Stefanik Becomes Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Thirty-year-old Republican Elise Stefanik just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The Associated Press reports that Stefanik defeated Democrat Aaron Woolf, securing the House seat vacated by Democrat Bill Owens in New York’s 21st congressional district.

  Stefanik had been rising in the polls after having spent months hitting the pavement, holding rallies and going door-to-door in what is geographically one of the largest districts east of the Mississippi.

  As a “millennial” herself who won the GOP nomination at the tender age of 29 years old, Stefanik reaped the benefits of a year in which young voters who were expected to turn out at the polling places suggested a lean toward Republicans. She said she sees her youthful persona as boon and expects to use it to her advantage in the halls of Congress.”

 

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Republican Lee Zeldin Unseats Congressman Tim Bishop

 

 

 

” New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) unseated six-term U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), sending the Albany lawmaker to Washington, D.C., where he’ll join the increased GOP majority in the House of Representatives.

  Zeldin, 34, beat Bishop, 64, by a margin of 54 percent to 45 percent with the majority of election districts reporting in the First Congressional District, which covers the East End and part of Brookhaven town, according to unofficial results from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

  Bishop, a former Southampton College provost, was also running on the Working Families and Independence party lines. Zeldin, an Iraq War veteran, additionally had the Conservative Party endorsement. The race was a rematch from four years ago, when Zeldin lost to Bishop, whose last re-election was the longest-running congressional recount in the nation. “

 

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Voter Outrage In Suffolk County

 

 

 

This morning I was denied the right to vote .

   Let me explain . When I showed up at my polling place at 6am this morning and walked over to my election district table to pick up my ballot imagine my surprise when the election official informed me that not only was my name not in the rolls but the book with the voter registration names in it that we have to sign into , without any ID mind you , was missing pages 1 through 10 and 12 through 60 . 

    I live in a smallish town in Suffolk county but even so those nearly sixty missing pages account for approximately 600 voters who have been disenfranchised . To be fair I was offered two alternatives: casting an “affidavit ballot” , which I initially chose , or returning to the polls some hours from now when a “new book” could be delivered from the county seat an hour and a half’s drive away .

    Unbeknownst to me when I accepted the “affidavit ballot” , I was given a special envelope that required me to fill out all manner of personal information including “party affiliation” . My conditional ballot would then be sealed into this envelope and allegedly transported to the county seat and be counted at the end of the day with all of those who were allowed to vote in the usual way . 

   After starting to cast my ballot and being given the envelope  , I refused to fill out said envelope which would have denied me my anonymity as the election officials opening my envelope would have been able to associate my votes with a name thus denying me the confidentiality afforded to all of the voters who’s names were in the registration book . 

   I for one am lucky enough that I can return later in the day to try again .  After driving away it came to me that since they have already recorded my name in the book as having cast an “affidavit ballot” are they going to be competent enough to record the fact that I refused to turn in my ballot and erase the botched transaction ? 

   This is an outrage that only lends credence to the notion that our government is too incompetent to be trusted with anything of importance and one has to wonder how many of these +/- 600 voters will even be able to make a second trip to the polls . This is Andrew Cuomo’s New York folks .

 

 

   Good luck . To be continued … We’ll see if I am allowed to cast a real ballot when I return this afternoon after refusing to complete my “affidavit ballot”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Governor Destroyed In Soon-To-Be Viral Ad Featuring His Opponent’s Wife

 

 

 

” Sheila Astorino is a mother, school teacher and the wife of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino who’s challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Sheila is featured in a new ad that says what Cuomo is doing is “unforgiveable.” “

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Watch New York Voters Laugh At A Female Democrat For Invoking The ‘War On Women’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The “War on Women,” as a political message, has been relatively effective for Democratic candidates even in spite of its intellectual emptiness and its fabricated premises. But the attack on Republicans as hostile to women’s health issues have thus far been largely successful, in no small part due to a credulous and uncurious media which has repeated them uncritically. That has not been the case this cycle.

  Republicans deserve most of the credit for dismantling this baseless and cynical political attack; the most effective of which has been a stance adopted by candidates like Cory Gardner and Thom Tillis, among others, which advocates for increased access to contraception via over-the-counter methods. It is impossible to perpetuate the fiction that liberal groups like Planned Parenthood want more access to birth control when they oppose a plan to increase access to birth control.”

 

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A 58-Foot-Long Fin Whale With Huge Bite Marks Has Washed Up On Long Island

 

 

 

” A whale washed ashore on Long Island on Thursday with bite marks “bigger than a Chihuahua,” Kim Durham of the Riverhead Foundation told Newsday.

  Gothamist reports that the 58-foot fin whale was discovered about 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, near the campgrounds at Smith County Park in Shirley, New York. For reference, that’s about 77 miles from New York City.”

 

 

 

 

 

” Durham said that the creature was missing most of its skin and was in an advanced state of decomposition. The bite marks indicated that “large sea animals, possibly a shark, had fed on the carcass post-mortem,” Durham added. The fin whale’s only natural predator, apart from humans, is the orca whale.”

 

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Ramapo Rape Suspect’s Killer Wants Charges Tossed

 

 

 

 

 

” A murder indictment in last year’s killing of a Ramapo man suspected of rape might not have happened if an Orange County prosecutor had not pushed grand jurors to continue deliberating after their initial vote.

  The lawyer for David Carlson cites that as one example of what he alleges was the prosecutor’s misconduct in the grand jury presentation. He is asking the judge to dismiss the indictment.

” In this case, the presentation was infected with a desire to obtain an indictment,” lawyer Benjamin Ostrer wrote in court papers.

  Carlson had been scheduled to go on trial last month in the Oct. 11, 2013, fatal shooting of Norris Acosta-Sanchez near Carlson’s home in Sparrowbush. But the trial now awaits a ruling by Orange County Judge Robert Freehill on Ostrer’s dismissal motion.

  Ostrer suggested that the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Kerry Kolek, coerced grand jurors into charging his client with murder. He also accused her of withholding tapes of Carlson’s statements from the grand jury, relying instead on police testimony that mischaracterized whether Carlson ever claimed to have shot Acosta-Sanchez because the fugitive lunged at him.”

 

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New York Next To Pursue Gun Violence Restraining Order Legislation

 

 

 

 

” Only days after California’s precedent setting bill authorizing confiscatory gun seizures from those deemed a risk becoming law, the Empire State may be next to examine the concept.

  A new bill intended for the state Assembly, modeled after California’s AB1014, was debuted this week by a Manhattan Democrat. Like the West Coast law, the first of its kind in the nation, it would set up a framework to deny firearm possession to those believed to be dangerous.

“ So this is a bill that would permit family members or friends or medical professionals or law enforcement or really anyone who’s concerned that somebody having to access to guns poses a serious danger to go to a court and present evidence of that, and if the court were persuaded, they would be able to issue a temporary order preventing the person from acquiring or possessing guns,” Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, author of the legislation, told WAMC this week.

  Kavanagh’s bill, as detailed in a release from his office, is intended to provide another tool in society’s toolbox to prevent gun violence. The avenue to implement the so-called gun violence restraining order would be the court system, who, upon being presented with a petition that contends an individual’s possession of guns in their current state could pose a general danger, could authorize an order to confiscate the firearms involved.”

 

 

Given the left-wing proclivities of the New York court system , one can only imagine the “preponderance of evidence” that will be needed to deprive a “suspected threat” of his/her rights to due process and the concept of “innocent until proven guilty” . This is yet another example of the rule of law being turned on it’s ear and all of us peons being guilty until we can prove otherwise . Read it and weep 

     We have entered the age of the “thought police” . Now we will be prosecuted/persecuted , like hate crimes , based on  perceptions and not on our actions … Land Of Liberty ? DOA …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox News Poll: Voters Reveal Which State They Want Kicked Out Of The Union

 

 

 

 

” There’s lots of talk about it. Last month, Scotland voted against it. In 2013, some residents in California, Colorado and Maryland signed petitions to do it. And Texas has toyed with the idea off and on for years. What is “it”? 

  Secession! 

  But it’s a lot more talk than anything else, according to a Fox News national poll that asked voters if they would support their state splitting off from the United States. Just nine percent said they would. 

  The poll also gave people another option: What if you could boot other states out of the union? 

  Nearly twice as many — 17 percent — liked that idea.

  Which state would be the first voted out? California. Of the voters willing to ditch a state or two, 53 percent pick the Golden State. 

  Next out the door is New York (25 percent), followed by Texas (20 percent) and Florida (11 percent). Respondents were allowed to name multiple states they wanted out of the union.”

 

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New York City Is America’s Unhappiest City: Study

 

 

 

 

 

 

” People living in the Big Apple are in rotten moods more often than people in other cities, according to a new study.

  New York City was ranked the least happy city in America when adjusted for income, according to a working study, titled “Unhappy Cities,” released by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  The study leaned on a questionnaire that has been administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the last several years and asks respondents: “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” “

 

 

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Breaking News – Gun Confiscation Has Begun In NY!!! Must Watch!!

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 9, 2014

” Gun confiscation has started in NY. This video highlights two cases out of NY state where guns are being confiscated under the NY SAFE Act. Here is a link to a video where Delaware county Sheriff Mills talks about how he refused to do one of the confiscations- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niES0… I know this is long, but please watch it in it’s entirety and share this video anywhere you can and tell your friends and neighbors and co workers about this. Gun confiscation is underway! Thanks for watching. Like Share Comment Subscribe “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Lawmakers Complain Alabama’s Remington Win Due In Part To ‘Gun-Friendly’ Political Climate

 

 

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” Remington’s decision to move two gun production lines from New York to Huntsville is drawing sharp criticism from northern lawmakers who said their state’s stringent gun laws are costing jobs.

  The gun manufacturer announced Friday it would move production of its Bushmaster and R1 handgun lines to its new Alabama facility.

  The Bushmaster, a semiautomatic weapon, is no longer allowed to be sold in New York unless it is modified.
Alabama’s pro-2nd Amendment political climate is without a doubt an attractor to the Remington company.
Everyone knows in Alabama – we like our guns.

  It’s all well and good for our neighbors to the north to chide Alabamians and our lawmakers for what some characterize as a regressive, backwoods, homegrown approach to gun laws – but when it comes to losing jobs and growth to gun-toting southerners – that’s a different story altogether.

  While it most certainly will take some hefty renovations for the sprawling old Chrysler facility near Huntsville International Airport to accommodate Remington Outdoor Company, the business and political climates are already perfectly primed to welcome a major firearms manufacturer to move business here. Some New York leaders and lawmakers are sore over Huntsville’s recent acquisition. The local business community’s reaction to the recent squabblings? ‘New York – why are you surprised?’ “

 

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New Paltz Students Find $40K In A Couch

 

 

Lara Russo with the cash found stashed in the couch

 

 

 

 

” It was an ethical dilemma straight from the textbooks: Imagine you and two of your friends find a small fortune of cash inside a crummy old couch you bought for cheap at a second-hand shop. Would you trace the money back to its owner, or would you keep it to spend on your heart’s deepest desires? A SUNY New Paltz student and two friends dealt with this dilemma first hand early March 2014.

  Third-year geology student Reese Werkhoven, Mount Holyoke College graduate Cally Guasti and SUNY New Paltz graduate Lara Russo were getting cozy on their new couch for the first time, when Werkhoven ruffled himself a plastic envelope from under the couch’s patchy arm.

“ I almost peed,” Werkhoven said. Inside the envelope was a wad of twenties that added up to $700.

“ The most money I’d ever found in a couch was like fifty cents. Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

  The group began a thorough excavation, maneuvering the couch in all directions so that every linty crevice could be probed to find more money.

“ Just when we thought we pulled out the last envelope we’d find another $1,000 a few minutes later,” said Guasti.

  Twenty minutes after sitting on an old musky couch, three college students were now miraculously standing on $40,000 in cash.

  For a while, there were no notes, no names, or anything else that could have told them who the money belonged to. For all they knew the money was fair game.

  Then there was a game changer. Russo found a woman’s name on one of the envelopes.

“ We had a lot of moral discussions about the money,” Russo said. “We all agreed that we had to bring the money back to whoever it belonged to… it’s their money– we didn’t earn it. However, there were a lot of gray areas we had to consider.”

 

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Reported Shooting A Hoax By Online Gamer

 

 

Long Beach SWAT Raid

 

 

 

” The action became very real for a 17-year-old Long Beach resident who was playing the video game Call of Duty on Tuesday, after a bitter online opponent called police and falsely claimed that the teen had fatally shot his mother and brother in his Laurelton Boulevard home.

  Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said that the teenager had just won a round of the popular online multi-player shooter game. But when a losing rival claiming to be the teen called police to report the bogus incident, it prompted a massive responseincluding a fully armed Nassau County SWAT team with an armored vehicle and a helicopter unit — to what was initially believed to be a multiple shooting and hostage situation.

  Tangney said that when police arrived at the house at around 3 p.m., 17-year-old Long Beach High School student Rafael Castillo was still playing the game on Xbox while wearing a headset and had no idea what was happening outside.”

 

 

It was one mighty expensive hoax phone call …

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “He was quite stunned — he was very shaken up by it,” Tangney said, adding that the police response could cost roughly $100,000.

  More than 50 county, Long Beach and MTA police officers, and firefighters responded to the home. Nearby streets were blocked off as numerous police vehicles rushed to scene. The standoff lasted more than an hour and attracted crowds of onlookers who milled about, saying that they learned about the incident on social media.”

 

 

Continue reading at LI Herald

 

 

 

 

Read This Feature By Bob Owens FromTown Hall

 

Register Nothing

 

 

” In the April issue of Townhall Magazine, Bearing Arms editor Bob Owens asks what would happen if a liberal government passed a new gun law but nobody obeyed it?

  Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed what the Hartford Courant called “the toughest assault weapons legislation in the nation” last year. It required owners of semi-automatic firearms to register all firearms designated as “assault weapons” with the state government, along with any “high capacity” magazines they may own, by December 31, 2013.

  The Malloy regime expected Connecticut residents to register somewhere between 372,000-400,000 firearms, and roughly 2 million firearm magazines that held more than 10 rounds before January 1.

What they got instead was defiance. “

 

 

 

     And as Bob points out , the results in New York , while not quite finalized , are likely to be even more dismal for the Statists in Albany .

 

 

 

” A nearly identical problem is brewing next door in the much larger, more populous state of New York, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hastily-passed NY SAFE Act. That law demands that New Yorkers register their semi-automatic “assault rifles” with the government by April 15.

  While Connecticut is thought to have something less than 400,000 firearms classified as “assault weapons” under their law, New York is thought to have as many as 1 million firearms meeting New York’s revised criteria.

  Cuomo faces an even bigger registration problem in New York than Malloy did in Connecticut because many of New York’s sheriffs are in near open revolt against the SAFE Act, and have stated publicly that they will not enforce it. While they have been less publicly vocal, New York State Troopers have quietly indicated that they, too, will do as little as possible to enforce the law.”

 

 

Read Mr Owens’ entire piece here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursing Home Hired Strippers For Patients: Suit

 

 

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” The elderly residents of a Long Island nursing home saw their shuffleboards replaced by washboard abs when they were subjected to a low-rent Chippendale’s striptease in the facility’s rec room, a new lawsuit claims.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The son of one resident, 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood, was shocked when he showed up for a visit and found a picture of his mom stuffing dollar bills — which are supposed to be locked away in her commissary account — into a dancer’s briefs.

  The image also showed several of Youngblood’s fellow residents at the East Neck Nursing Center in West Babylon looking on with a mix of shock and delight as the dancers bumped and ground for their amusement.”

 

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NY State Police Update NY SAFE Guide, Will Not Enforce

Seven-Round Mag Limit

 

 

Increased Demand For Guns And Ammunition, Leads To Nationwide Ammo Shortage

 

 

 

” Following a federal judge’s ruling in December that the seven-round magazine limit imposed under the New York SAFE Act was “tenuous, straitened, and unsupported” and therefore unconstitutional, state police have updated their filed guide on the controversial law to urge officers not to enforce the arbitrary magazine limit.

  The announcement on the revisions to the New York State Police NY SAFE Act Guide was made on Wednesday and came via the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.

“ The New York State Police have followed the same sensible path taken by the New York Sheriffs’ Association and many local law-enforcement agencies in not enforcing a capricious, ill-conceived and unconstitutional portion of the NY SAFE Act,” stated NYSRPA President Thomas King in a press release.

“ To date, NYSRPA has spent over $500,000 in litigation and we are prepared to fight the NY SAFE Act all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where we are confident that many provisions of the law will ultimately be overturned,” he continued.”

 

 

 

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” NYSRPA pleased police will not enforce SAFE Act provision – The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is pleased to announce that the Revised New York State Police NY SAFE Act Guide instructs its members not to enforce the 7-round magazine limit originally imposed by the hastily enacted measure.

” This is a direct result of the December 31, 2013 ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York on litigation filed by NYSRPA,” said NYSRPA President Thomas King. The court ruled that the unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices (fully loaded 10-round magazines) was unconstitutional.

” The New York State Police have followed the same sensible path taken by the New York Sheriffs’ Association and many local law-enforcement agencies in not enforcing a capricious, ill-conceived and unconstitutional portion of the NY SAFE Act,” stated King. “To date, NYSRPA has spent over $500,000 in litigation and we are prepared to fight the NY SAFE Act all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where we are confident that many provisions of the law will ultimately be overturned.” 

  Citing the secretive and hurried process in which the NY SAFE Act became law, King said, “Lawmakers, mental health professionals, and New York’s gun owners were essentially ignored in the rush to enact this law. As a result, careful judicial scrutiny is uncovering some of the law’s flaws and unenforceability. New York’s legal gun owners are among the most law-abiding citizens of this state and ultimately their civil rights will be upheld.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Joel And Jimmy Fallon Plot To Crash WLNG In Sag Harbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

” On Thursday night, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon looked straight into the NBC network camera, pointed his finger at millions of viewers nationwide and delivered a message meant for just one humble radio station based in Sag Harbor—oldies stronghold WLNG 92.1.

“ WLNG, look out,” he said, with his guest, music legend Billy Joel, laughing silently in the chair next to him. “We’re gonna be crashing that station. Billy Joel and I. This summer. This summer, we’re coming after you guys.”

  Mr. Joel, a Sag Harbor resident who will be hosting his own Sirius XM satellite radio channel for three months starting on Wednesday, March 26, is no stranger to the station. He has visited several times over the years, according to Gary Sapiane, president and general manager of WLNG. His most recent stop was in 2009.

  Mr. Sapiane did not catch the live interview, the broadcaster said, and he didn’t have to. The shout-out captured the nation’s attention—and its result has overflowed Mr. Sapiane’s inbox with hundreds of emails, and is currently flooding the station’s online streaming.

“ It was just an honor to have them do that. It was the last thing we would ever expect, especially there—nationwide TV,” he said. “Judging on how many people are listening online to us today, we have a lot of extra listeners, from all over the country. It’s just really jam-packed today.”

  And they’ll have to keep listening, in order to catch the dynamic duo in the Sag Harbor studio. The pair did not disclose a specific date, only to say that it would be this summer—and out of the blue.

  On “The Tonight Show,” Mr. Fallon posed to Mr. Joel, “Would you ever want to crash the station with me?”

“ Absolutely,” Mr. Joel responded. “We gotta go at night.”

 

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Protesters Burn Gun Registration Forms

 

” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.

  The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.

  E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.

“ Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.”

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New York High School Student Suspended For NRA Pro-2nd Amendment T-Shirt

 

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” A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.

  Shane Kinney, a 16-year-old sophomore from Grand Island, located between Niagara Falls and Buffalo, said he served a one-day, in-school suspension Monday after he refused last Friday to turn his T-shirt inside out at the request of the vice principal at Grand Island High School. The shirt was emblazoned with the NRA logo and the words, “2nd Amendment Shall not be Infringed” across the back.

“ Mr. Lauria [the vice principal] told me I had to either turn the shirt inside out or put duct tape over the words,” Shane Kinney told FoxNews.com. “I told them that I wasn’t going to do it. I had to sit in the suspension room and eat lunch alone until my father brought me a new shirt to school.” “

 

Fox News has the whole story which is eerily reminiscent of Jared Marcum’s plight except that Jared was also arrested .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judge Tosses Out SAFE Act Charge Against Lockport Man

 

 

 

” Lockport police violated Paul A. Wojdan’s constitutional rights by counting the bullets in his gun and charging him with violating New York’s SAFE Act, Lockport City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday.

  Watson dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Wojdan, filed because the magazine of his 9 mm Ruger handgun contained 10 bullets, more than the limit of seven bullets per magazine under the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

  On Dec. 31, 2½ months after Wojdan’s Oct. 12 arrest, Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny ruled that the seven-bullet rule was unconstitutional, the only portion of the law he did not uphold in his New Year’s Eve decision on a legal challenge to the SAFE Act, the gun-control law passed by the State Legislature at the behest of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in January 2013.

  However, Niagara County prosecutors kept working on the case against Wojdan until Watson ruled after a hearing that opening up the handgun’s magazine to count the bullets was an illegal search.

  Wojdan, 26, of Parkwood Drive, Lockport, wasn’t all that happy after court, despite the dismissal of the criminal charge, because he won’t immediately get all his firearms back.”

 

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Church Uses AR-15 Giveaway For Community Outreach (Video)

 

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” What do you think about a church giving away a gun as a form of outreach to bring new members of the community into the congregation?

Via WNYT

  Grace Baptist Church wants to bring people in for a Sunday service later this month.”

 

 

 

 

 

” It sent out this flyer that says, “Win a free AR-15″ and “…my peace I give unto you…” John 14:27

  The church will be giving away what is described as a New York legally-modified gun. At the bottom of the flyer, it says that all applicants will be subjected to a federal background check.

  The church is in the district of Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, who will be speaking at the upcoming event.

“ It’s a legal product. Churches raffle off items all the time. My church has a $10,000 raffle every single year. I mean, I don’t know how it’s a controversy, quite honestly, that law-abiding, church-going citizens of New York that are legal gun owners are taking part in a raffle to raise funds for a church,” said Assemblyman McLaughlin (R – Melrose). “I don’t know why that’s controversial.” “

 

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LI Man Facing Manslaughter Charge For Shooting, Killing Alleged Armed Burglar

 

 

New York Sucks … Self-Defense

 

 

” Family members have been arguing that it was a clear case of self-defense when a Huntington Station man shot and killed an alleged home burglar.

  But Youssef Abdel-Gawad has been charged with manslaughter, even though he said he was only trying to protect his family, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported Tuesday.

  The family hopes surveillance video will clear their son, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.

“ It’s a sad situation,” said the defendant’s brother, Ramy Abdel-Gawad. “Video will show, you know, he was doing what anybody would do to protect his family.”

  The Abdel-Gawads’ own surveillance cameras were rolling at the home, according to police, at the time of the incident back on Aug. 21 of last year.”

 

    

    We assume that because the suspects were put to flight before the fatal shot that the LI police are maintaining that the danger was past and thus the situation did not merit the discharge of the shotgun . Ok . But if that be the case then shouldn’t all police be suspect whenever they shoot a fleeing suspect ?

   According to the report , the DA doubts that the perp fired a shot but isn’t the presence of the gun reason enough for an act of self-defense ? Since when do the thugs have a right to the first shot for free ?

   When we were younger there was a policy (unwritten or official ?) that police could only shoot in self-defense or in the face of imminent peril for others . That no longer seems to be the case as we read all the time of cops shooting at perps in flight . If it’s ok for them then why not for civilians defending their homes and families ?

 

Apparently the Supreme Court’s Tennessee v Gardner ruling in 1985 cleared the way for cops to shoot people in the back if the had committed a felony and if that is the justification for law enforcement , surely the civilian populace should be afforded the same rights , no ?

 

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