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For this republic, NY Safe Act is unconstitutional

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For this republic, NY Safe Act is unconstitutional It has been said that an overwhelming number of New Yorkers want the NY Safe Act? Really? So what! In this country, we are a “constitutional republic,” not a democracy as many may think. “We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the ‘Republic’ for which it stands (not the democracy), one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ...


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justapto
March 18, 2013
9:41 a.m.

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Crazy: You guys want to go back to the frontier days when every one carried a side arm? The constitution guarantees arms for a 'militia', (recognized military), not vigilantes. I know of many city dwelling ar-15 Ramboo wanna bees who brag about shooting down trees and running wild in the woods. These guys don't belong to the local gun club, have police or military training. The NRA should be going after people who are not responsible members of an organization teaching gun safety and checking out who owns these 'toys'. Every body should not have access to guns and semi-automatic military weapons.

wmarincic
March 18, 2013
12:06 p.m.

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Yes I want to have that right. The fact that I carried a gun saved my life in Albuquerque in 1984. A tweaked out Meth Head tried to rob and kill me and the fact that I had a gun savedmy life..... Now what justapto?

Fritzdawg
March 18, 2013
4:13 p.m.

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wmarincic: Did you have a CC permit? It's always been legal to open carry there, but CCs aren't easy to get. Did you live there?
Just curious, because the guy would have to be completely bonkers to try and rob someone with a gun showing.
That's why open carry is so effective.
Most of the time, a crime won't even occur if the bad guys know for certain that someone on the scene is armed.

JLibertarian
March 18, 2013
9:48 p.m.

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I don't know why there are conceal carry permits at all. If everyone was allowed to open carry, there would no problems like we have now. justapo, you had better reread the 2nd Amendment and then go read why it is in the Bill of Rights. The reason it is there is at the time there was no standing army or marines. In order to ensure that our nation and the individual sovereign states remained sovereign, everyone needed to be able to own arms and be trained on their use. Now you might be thinking, so now we have a standing army and marines why do we need this amendment. Well, I will tell you. Our Constitution and country is based on these basic principles. That all citizens in this nation are sovereign individuals and all of the states are sovereign. Therefore, we need the right to bear arms to protect our sovereignty. Plain and simple.

tues8capt
March 19, 2013
1:42 a.m.

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Open carry would be much better, I agree; effective deterrence. Every patriotic American (obviously with some exceptions) should be allowed their choice of whether to be armed, and with firearms of their choosing. The Declaration of Independence states that man is endowed, by his Creator, with certain unalienable rights, and governments are instituted to secure those rights. The Constitution created the government; the Bill of Rights sets limits on government actions in regard to personal liberties. It seems that in our 'constitutional republic', our political 'elite' have their own agendas, and those agendas have nothing to do with being representatives of the people. I, for one, and, I'm sure, among many, am tired of being 'ruled'!

wmarincic
March 19, 2013
7:48 a.m.

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I was at the time living in a AAAA hotel during my divorece. The gun was in my jacket pocket as I was getting ready to leave for work. He knocked on the door and I opened it thinking it was housekeeping. He did not show a gun at first as he forced his way in. I backed between the two beds while pulling my weapon. I drew on him and told him he had a chance to leave, he went for a gun in his belt and I shot him 3 times. He lived somehow. The last I heard about the guy was that he lives down south and has turned his life around and is a church pastor.

ThePhilistine
March 20, 2013
9:32 p.m.

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justapto its says, "the people" have the right not a militia and your definition of a militia is also wrong. Reread study up and post again...A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

tplansing
March 21, 2013
4:21 p.m.

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Gentlemen, Justapto, like everyone in this country, has a right to their own opinion, even if it is wrong! They still have they right! They are the ones that who have to live with it! Maybe someday they will wake up to reality and out of their dreamland.
Although, I am wondering what he is justapto...what?

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