The Problem For Gun Control Advocates Is That They Keep Promising That No Way Will Registration Lead To Confiscation Of Firearms, Even As It Does Just That.
” The problem for gun control advocates is that they keep promising that no way will registration lead to confiscation of firearms, even as it does just that. The Brady Campaign’s Dennis A. Henigan accuses the National Rifle Association of peddling “fear” for even raising the possibility. In the New York Times, Charles Blow calls such concerns “cultural paranoia.”
Yet gun owners seem to have legitimate worries. Hundreds of New York City residents are receiving, and publicizing, letters demanding the surrender, not of scary “assault weapons,” whatever arbitrary definition may locally apply to that slippery term, but of target rifles and cowboy guns. Among the forbidden items gleaned from New York City registration lists and ordered to be surrendered or removed from city limits are the bolt-action Marlin 25N, and lever-action Browning 92 and Winchester 94 rifles. Semi-automatic rifles of the plinking variety, such as the AR-7, have been targeted, too.”
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” The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.
Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R – Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York. “
Remington would do all NY gun owners a favor if the packed up and left the state after nearly 200 years . There would be much sympathy for the people of upstate Ilion and the surrounding area as their jobs go south , but enough is enough . The policies of the ruling class in this state have been driving business out for as long as anyone can remember .
Unfortunately the manufacturing jobs that have fled the state in droves have significantly more impact on the more conservative voting people who live far from the major metropolis of New York City while the state government is primarily controlled by the liberal voters in the city and it’s immediate environs . Thus nobody in charge , Cuomo et al , give a damn about the flyover country that exists , even in NY .
” The law’s passage sparked a flurry of approaches from other states courting the gun maker to leave New York. Rumors of the factory moving south have been constant, as it was reported in August Remington’s corporate owners were scouting sites in Tennessee.
Remington’s parent company, North Carolina-based Freedom Group, has been fairly mum on the prospect.
Some smaller gun makers in New York have already packed up and left this year.”
” New York’s SAFE Act is a bad, bad thing. It requires people to register, sell or transfer (out of state) “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines. Many Empire State gun and standard capacity ammunition magazine owners have complied. Many have not. So, at some point, the State’s gonna go get ‘em.”
Apparently that “some point” has arrived . The Blaze has more on this chilling development .
” New York City has reportedly started sending out confiscation notices ordering gun owners to “immediately surrender” rifles and/or shotguns capable of holding more than five rounds of ammunition. It is illegal to possess a rifle or shotgun with the capacity to hold more than five rounds in the city, according to NYC Administrative Code 10-306 (b).”
As the Blaze notes New York City has always been much more draconian in their gun laws but this is surely an indication of things to come in Cuomo’s fiefdom .
” The notice above deals directly with New York City gun regulations, but there are also concerns of a potential state-wide gun confiscation effort in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act.
In addition to outlawing an array of semi-automatic rifles, the SAFE Act restricted ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from 10. The law was later changed to allow gun owners to purchase magazines with the capacity to hold 10 rounds, however, only seven rounds can be loaded unless the firearm is being used at a gun range or shooting competition.”
” Coming soon to your local sheriff: 18-ton, armor-protected military fighting vehicles with gun turrets and bulletproof glass that were once the U.S. answer to roadside bombs during the Iraq war.
The hulking vehicles, built for about $500,000 each at the height of the war, are among the biggest pieces of equipment that the Defense Department is giving to law enforcement agencies under a national military surplus program.”
” For police and sheriff’s departments, which have scooped up 165 of the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPS, since they became available this summer, the price and the ability to deliver shock and awe while serving warrants or dealing with hostage standoffs was just too good to pass up.
“It’s armored. It’s heavy. It’s intimidating. And it’s free,” said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, among five county sheriff’s departments and three other police agencies in New York that have taken delivery of an MRAP.”
” But the trucks have limits. They are too big to travel on some bridges and roads and have a tendency to be tippy on uneven ground. And then there’s some cost of retrofitting them for civilian use and fueling the 36,000-pound behemoths that get about 5 miles to the gallon.
The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing what it sees as the increasing militarization of the nation’s police. ACLU affiliates have been collecting 2012 records to determine the extent of military hardware and tactics acquired by police, planning to issue a report early next year.”
The Federal government is broke , yet it has money to burn when it comes to “giving away” billions of dollars worth of military equipment to local police departments . Remember that nothing is free and all “gifts” , especially those from the State , come with a hefty price tag buried in the fine print .
” An Associated Press investigation of the Defense Department military surplus program this year found that a disproportionate share of the $4.2 billion worth of property distributed since 1990 – everything from blankets to bayonets and Humvees – has been obtained by police and sheriff’s departments in rural areas with few officers and little crime.”
” After the initial 165 of the MRAP trucks were distributed this year, military officials say police have requests in for 731 more, but none are available.
Others in New York that got big armored trucks included sheriff’s departments in Jefferson County, Steuben County and Sullivan County, and police in Nassau County, Plattsburgh and Hamburg Village. Police departments statewide have also acquired almost 150 other trucks and Humvees, a dozen of them armored, over the past two years.”
The militarization of our local police departments though the “benevolent” machinations of the Federal government is something that should be a unifying factor amidst all the partisan rancor that is the politics of America today . This is all battlespace preparation on the Fed’s part and should be recognized as such by all , whether Democrat or Republican .
Below are a few basic facts regarding the latest New York counties that feel the need to possess mine-resistant , ambush-protected armored vehicles in order to protect their citizens from … ? Iraqi IED’s? , Taliban RPG’s ? The local meth dealer’s 9mm ? From Wikipedia
Albany County 001 Albany 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colonyJames II of England (James VII of Scotland) (1633–1701), who was Duke of York (English title) and Duke of Albany (Scottish title) before becoming King of England, Ireland, and Scotland. Population 304,204 , 533 sq mi
Jefferson County 045 Watertown 1805 Oneida County Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the early American statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States. Population 116,2291, 857 sq mi
Steuben County 101 Bath 1796 Ontario County Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730–1794), the Prussian general who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Population 98,9901, 404 sq mi
Sullivan County 105 Monticello 1809 Ulster County John Sullivan (1740–1795), an American Revolutionary War general. Population 77,547 , 997 sq mi
Warren County 113 Queensbury 1813 Washington County Joseph Warren (1741–1775), the early American patriot and American Revolutionary War general. Population 65,707 , 870 sq mi
As the reader can plainly see from the above map and county statistics none of the counties , with the possible exception of Albany , would reasonably be considered prime terrorist targets yet the local constabulary are arming hemselves for war . For further background on the MRAP and it’s war making/surviving capabilities , the reader is encouraged to click here .
If the rumblings are to be believed , Remington Arms , New York state’s oldest gun manufacturer , is finally getting ready to head for a more amenable work environment .
Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York’s firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does not.
“They receive solicitations . . . on almost a daily basis,” said Lawrence Kean, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group.
“CEOs have told me they could basically move their factories for free.”
Cuomo pushed his new gun law through the Legislature a month after the deadly shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn. The law broadened the definition of what is considered a banned assault weapon, and it reduced the size of permissible gun magazines to seven rounds, from 10.
Since then, the state’s remaining firearms companies, including major employers like Remington Arms in upstate Ilion and Kimber Manufacturing in Yonkers, have been wooed by officials from places including South Carolina and Texas.”
The move can’t come soon enough for us . Any manufacturer whose livelihood is based on the manufacture and sale of a product(s) that in the state in which they reside and pay taxes has been banned should take their business elsewhere as soon as humanly possible . Here’s to hoping that both Kimber and Remington see that things will only get worse in NY , which has become an embarrassment to the Union , the Founders and freedom lovers everywhere .
” Gun retailers and manufacturers say the SAFE Act is having a negative impact.
Joseph Palumbo owns Albion Gun Shop in Albion. He says since the SAFE Act went into effect earlier this year, he has lost 40 to 50 percent of business. He and his family have considered moving out of state.
Palumbo said, “I don’t want to leave, this is where I live, this is my home, but I have to do what I have to do to survive.”
Amanda Ciavarri asked, “What would you say to the hundreds of people who say hundreds, maybe thousands of jobs in upstate New York, have been lost because of the New York State SAFE Act? It’s driving gun retailers and gun manufacturers across the boarder to Pennsylvania.”
Governor Cuomo said, “I don’t think that’s correct on the facts.”
Cuomo’s main reason for the SAFE Act has been safety. But, is this the solution? A study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which aims at the reducing the threat of gun violence, says gun restrictions don’t necessarily prevent violence. The study suggests better policing and targeting certain areas works. The SAFE Act passed 43 to 18 in the New York Senate, but 52 counties including Monroe, Ontario, Wayne have passed resolutions opposing the SAFE Act. Ten counties have not.”
As the above graph clearly shows , dangers of gun violence and murder in the New York is a myth . The crime rates have been plummeting even as gun ownership has skyrocketed , since Rudy Giuliani instituted the “broken windows” policy in the early nineties . The need for the government to ban legal firearms ownership is a misleading effort to consolidate power with the State and has nothing at all to do with “safety” .
“ The state is holstering a key provision of Gov. Cuomo’s gun control law requiring first-ever background checks on ammunition purchases.
Under the gun law passed earlier this year, the state could have begun requiring background checks as of this coming Jan. 15. It also could have ordered sellers of ammunition to begin keeping key information on buyers, including their names, the amount of bullets purchased, their addresses, and occupations.
But the State Police Sunday they are delaying implementation, a move first reported by the Buffalo News, until it can develop the needed database system allowing it to move forward.
Gun advocates argue that the ammo background check delay is further proof the gun law that also expanded the state’s ban on semi-automatic weapons and sought to reduce the size of ammunition magazines was passed in haste in January, just weeks after the Sandy Hook , Ct. mass school shooting.
Cuomo and the Legislature earlier this year were already forced to roll back a centerpiece provision of the gun law–one that required that no ammo magazine be able to hold more than seven bullets. Cuomo said the requirement proved unworkable because most manufacturers don’t make seven-bullet magazines.
Instead, a change was approved allowing for the sale of the old maximum 10-bullet magazines, but with a caveat that owners in most cases not put more than seven bullets in them.”
” David Carlson is usually found outside, headed to a neighbor’s house to help fix a leak, repair a porch, or lend a hand. In return for his work, he will most likely accept a basket of fresh vegetables or a casserole as payment. Although he may or may not be employed next week, he cannot bring himself to take his neighbor’s money, because he knows that they, too, are trying hard to make ends meet.
David works as a carpenter for local Union 157. While he is skilled in his craft, paying projects are sometimes few and far between, creating an uncertain feeling in the Carlson household. Growing up on a farm is one of the advantages of the lifestyle of David and Sarah Carlson, because it has allowed them to be self-sufficient, and worry less about David’s chance of unemployment.
The Carlson’s are part of a growing trend of people who heavily rely on gardening, animal husbandry, composting, natural building and food preservation techniques like canning and preserving. A pantry in the Carlson’s reveals floor to ceiling shelves of mason jars filled with the bounty of season’s past. In the living room are windows overlooking the backyard where several happy chickens run across the yard, antagonizing the dogs and other animals.”
David Carlson is the upstate NY man accused of killing a suspected child rapist in Sparrowbush two weeks ago . If you are not up on his story you can read more here , here , here , here and here . Please help the family out if you can .
For those of you in a hurry below is one of the news items about David’s plight directly from his website .
Original Story: Your News Now
An Orange County grand jury hands up an indictment for the Sparrowbush man accused of shooting and killing another man wanted for rape. YNN’s Meredith Zaritheny reports.
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. — A Sparrowbush man accused of shooting a fugitive rape suspect outside his home is indicted on a number of charges.
Now, David Carlson is out on bail and fighting to clear his name.
Carlson is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Prosecutors say Carlson shot unarmed Norris Acosta-Sanchez, with a 12-gauge shotgun in the head on October 11 of this year.
Police had been searching for Acosta-Sanchez. They say when Carlson tried to detain Acosta-Sanchez until authorities could arrive, he shot and killed him.
Carlson will be arraigned next week.
“Very concerned I’m looking at some serious charges. It’s not just about me; it’s about my sons and my wife. I have to be here to be a father not just financially but emotionally,” said Carlson.
If convicted, Carlson faces up to 25 years to life in prison.
” Hillary Clinton continued her post-retirement speaking tour in Buffalo last night, but it didn’t go undisturbed. A heckler began yelling in the middle of her speech, shouting “Benghazi! Benghazi! You let them die!” Clinton responded by insisting that issues need calm discussion, not yelling:
Ed Morrissey said it best .
” I seem to recall when Congress asked Hillary Clinton to sit down and tell them the truth about what happened in Benghazi that her reaction didn’t exactly follow her own advice:”
” “New York is not a ‘stand your ground state.’ There is a duty to retreat, especially if you’re armed and the other person isn’t. You can’t walk away from a dead guy when there’s a shooting involved,” Brady said.
But it isn’t just a shooting; it’s an act many here consider to be heroic — a defense of the community. It has now set the stage for a trial that could help define the limits of deadly force when an armed citizen is facing a fleeing criminal suspect.
Carlson was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday.”
” Accused murderer David Carlson, of Sparrowbush, was released from jail today, one week after allegedly shooting a fugitive wanted for rape.
“I’m feeling good,” he said. “Glad I got decent bail and glad to be home with my family.”
Carlson is charged with killing rape suspect Norris Acosta-Sanchez. Acosta-Sanchez, 35, was wanted for allegedly raping a girl under the age of 15 and had been on the run for months, evading police capture at least twice before Carlson allegedly killed him last Friday.”
” Orange County District Attorney Frank Phillips announced Thursday afternoon that a grand jury has voted to indict David Carlson, 42, of Sparrowbush, on criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Rockland County rape suspect Norris Acosta-Sanchez, 35.
“Until a formal indictment is filed in Orange County Court, either next Tuesday or Thursday, we cannot disclose the crime or crimes with which the defendant has been charged. Grand Jury proceedings are secret and we cannot comment on what witnesses appeared, the charges considered, or any other aspect of the Grand Jury action,” Phillips wrote in a formal statement issued via email.
Carlson is currently being held without bail at Orange County Jail. Local-court judges cannot set bail in class A felony cases.
Phillips said Carlson’s lawyer may seek to ask a County Court judge to set bail, and that could happen by Friday.”
For more information about this case see our previous posts here and here . This is shameful and we pray that Mr Carlson and his family will have the strength to see this through to a nullified jury or a dismissal . We will keep our readers updated as often as we are able .
Hopefully tomorrow will bring news of a bail hearing and then maybe there will be some way for our readers to help out the Carlson family . In the meantime go to the Facebook page Free David Carlson and show your support .
You can donate to a fund to help support the Carlson family with their legal bills which thanks to the indictment are sure to grow astronomically here : davidcarlsonfund.com/
Here Is A Facebook Page In Support Of The Orange County Man Accused Of Killing A Fugitive Child Rapist
“ David Carlson, a Orange County NY family man is behind bars on a murder charge after he allegedly shot a fugitive rape suspect.”
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Here is a podcast from the Berman show about the Carlson case
Mr Carlson faces the grand jury today to determine whether he will be prosecuted for second degree murder .
” An Orange County, New York father of three has been charged with second-degree murder after he shot and killed a 35-year-old man wanted by authorities for the alleged rape of an underage girl this past summer.
The shooting incident, which happened Friday, followed an intense search for the suspect by authorities and, according to the Times Herald-Record, has left area residents questioning why the suspect returned to the area after his escape and why the man, who some say was protecting his family, is now facing murder charges.
Ramapo Detective Sgt. John Lynch told local media that they had been searching for Norris Acosta-Sanchez since July when the girl’s parents discovered and reported the rape. Acosta-Sanchez had been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury for felony second-degree rape and second-degree criminal sexual act and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Details of what led up to the shooting have not been made available, but Carlson, who neighbors describe as a “really good man” who is kindhearted and generous, has been charged with second-degree murder, a decision that not all of the residents of the small town are happy about.”
” New York’s the pits — especially when it comes to economic development, according to a new study.
The Empire State ranked dead last when it comes to its economic outlook based on Albany’s tax policy.
The report, authored by economists Arthur Laffer, Jonathan Williams and Stephen Moore, gives New York state, along with New Jersey (45) and California (46), low marks because of excessive tax and spending policies that hurt businesses and individuals.
“We hate to keep picking on California, New Jersey and New York, but they continue to be models of how not to govern a state,” the report warned. “These three states,” the report continued, “impose tax rates at or near the highest in the nation and about twice the national average.”
New York placed 50th for its high personal and corporate tax rates, 12.62 percent and 15.99 percent, respectively.
Which states did the report say had the best economic climate? The top five were Utah, South Dakota, Virginia, Wyoming and Idaho.”
” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced “texting zones” to the state’s highways this week in order to prevent accidents caused by motorists who send text messages while driving.
In recent years, local governments across the U.S. have worked hard to curb the growing trend of texting-related accidents, but the arrival of new and more feature-rich mobile devices have posed a challenge to their efforts.
Just as rest stops give road-weary, long-distance drivers a rest from the road, New York’s “texting zones” aim to encourage hardcore texters to pull over before writing a message on their mobile devices. Drivers will be alerted to the 91 new zones via 298 signs strategically placed along state highways. “
” A man in Somers, N.Y., hatched a plan to catch the individual responsible for allegedly stealing his pro-gun signs repeatedly from his front yard. He bought a trail cam, set it up near the sign — and then waited.
When he learned that his sign had been taken yet again, he was elated because he knew he had finally caught the person responsible on camera.
He just didn’t expect that person to be a uniformed police officer.”
” The federal government funds 126 separate programs targeted towards low-income people, 72 of which provide either cash or in-kind benefits to individuals. (The rest fund community-wide programs for low-income neighborhoods, with no direct benefits to individuals.) State and local governments operate more welfare programs.Of course, no individual or family gets benefits from all 72 programs, but many do get aid from a number of them at any point in time.
Today, the Cato institute is releasing a new study looking at the state-by-state value of welfare for a mother with two children. In the Empire State, a family receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, public housing, utility assistance and free commodities (like milk and cheese) would have a package of benefits worth $38,004, the seventh-highest in the nation.
While that might not sound overly generous, remember that welfare benefits aren’t taxed, while wages are. So someone in New York would have to earn more than $21 per hour to be better off than they would be on welfare.That’s more than the average statewide entry-level salary for a teacher.“
” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is coming under increasing fire for leaving top aide Bill Collins on the payroll despite his mishandling of another sexual harassment complaint.
Among those joining the fray Thursday was Elizabeth Crothers, the former Assembly legislative aide who in 2001 accused Silver’s then-chief counsel Michael Boxley of raping her.
Crothers said Collins further victimized her in 2003 when he sent a letter threatening to smear her in the press if she continued to speak out after a second staffer accused Boxley of rape.
Now, Collins is in hot water for allegedly covering up allegations made four years ago against Assemblyman Micah Kellner, a Manhattan Democrat, by a twenty-something woman who worked for him.
Aides to Silver, who vowed to make the Assembly a safer place for women, claim he acted swiftly by immediately referring the matter to the chamber’s Ethics Committee when he learned that Collins had failed to bring the Kellner matter to his attention four years ago. But he has offered no explanation for why Collins is still drawing his $145,000 salary.”
Silver is a disgrace and it seems entirely likely that Mr Collins is offering himself up as a scapegoat to save Shelly “hushmoney” Silver’s career . A safer environment for women , indeed .
For more on the true nature of Shelly Silver’s respect for women and the law see these previous posts …
“ Gov. Cuomo tomorrow is set to drop his biggest hammer on the scandal-scarred state Legislature.
Cuomo is ready to follow through on his long-standing threat to create a special commission to investigate legislative corruption.
The much anticipated move comes after the Legislature failed to take up Cuomo’s anti-corruption package unveiled after a spate of scandals earlier this year led to several lawmaker arrests.
The 25-member bipartisan panel will have subpoena power and will be packed with law enforcement officials–including nearly a dozen district attorneys. Bronx DA Robert Johnson is among them, sources said.
It also will include former interim US attorney Benito Romano, who also served as chief of the corruption unit under then US Attorney Rudy Giuliani, the sources said.
The panel will be co-chaired by Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice, Syracuse District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, and Milton Williams Jr., chair of the Fund For Modern Courts.”
” Opposition to New York’s extreme gun control law the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act continues and elected officials are stepping forward to promote full repeal of the bill that was hastily, strong-armed into law.
“The Republican majority made this happen,” said Rep. David J. DiPietro (R.-East Aurora), a freshmen state assemblyman representing parts of Erie and Wyoming County in western New York.
Dean G. Skelos (R.-Rockville Centre) who is the majority leader of the New York State Senate is to blame, he said. “He voted for the bill. He allowed the bill to come to the floor.”
The former Village of Aurora trustee and mayor said that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo brokered a deal with Skelos to enact the SAFE Act. “They threatened Long Island Republicans that if they did not vote for the bill, $1 million would be donated to an opponent for their seat.”
“Skelos and his Long Island delegation sold us out,” he said.
An overwhelming majority of Democrats in the state’s assembly will not pass a repeal bill, and the governor will not sign it, she said. “Our hope is in the lawsuits pending and the courts determining the law unconstitutional.” “
Long Island “Republicans” are nothing of the sort . They are all John McCain style republicans which is to say , no republican at all .
” The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have brought into high relief one of the anachronisms of the American economy: Some of the biggest and most influential makers of firearms in the United States are located in some of its bluest – and most antigun – states.
He is scheduled to visit Colt’s Manufacturing, which has been in Connecticut since 1847, and Mossberg & Sons of North Haven, Conn., the largest maker of shotguns in the US, among other manufacturers and suppliers in Connecticut and New York.”
Good for Governor Perry . Here’s wishing him much success .
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