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Revise, don't repeal New York SAFE Act

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Revise, don't repeal New York SAFE Act Repeal the SAFE Act? Hell, no. Revise and strengthen the SAFE Act? Hell, yes. I am not a fan of Gov. Cuomo, but in this situation he did the right thing. His quick action prevented the National Rifle Association from organizing its typical blind opposition to any form of gun control. New York has now taken a significant step toward slowing the escalation of gun violence that we ...

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August 25, 2014
7:29 a.m.

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Charles Rielly, there were 16 people killed by shotguns last year and only FIVE from your so called assult rifles. Over 500 people died from obesity last year so let's ban donuts.

August 28, 2014
7:51 a.m.

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If Mr. Rielly is a gun owner, then I'm the King of Utopia. The SAFE Act bans guns that are "scary" looking, so how does that make anyone safer? Manufacturers reworked the grips on the AR-15-style rifle to comply with the new law. They're the same caliber and capable of doing the same damage. The Ruger Mini-14 fires a .556 Nato round, the same as an AR-15. Is that "safer"? The law bans bayonet lugs! Seriously, how many bayonet attacks have there been? And, how many crimes have been committed by legal gun owners who have been investigated by State and Federal police to get their permits? Crimes are committed by criminals who don't give a rat's behind about the SAFE Act. In fact, they fully support it to minimize honest, law-abiding citizens from defending themselves. Police don't prevent crimes; they investigate them AFTER they have been committed. Wake up and smell the cordite, Mr. Rielly.