“If America remains a free nation, the name of Aaron Zelman will be honored in the highest ranks. For Aaron, a love of G-d and a love of freedom were inextricably blended. Aaron’s fervent embrace of liberty, his deep and introspective nature, his remarkable intelligence, his unyielding conscience, and his compassionate wisdom, made him a man amongst men…”
“The West Side Rifle & Pistol Range–Manhattan’s only public shooting site–is in the heart of Chelsea, one of New York City’s most progressive neighborhoods. The range is right next door to the New VIP Club, a gentlemen’s cabaret. With even the slightest easterly breeze, the strippers’ pungent perfume accosts visitors to the West Side as they reach for the door…”
“The City Council shot down Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to lower gun fees, but Hizzoner is still hoping to persuade members to back the measure, The Post has learned.
“This version of the bill is not going to happen,” said Councilman Peter Vallone (D-Queens), who introduced the legislation at the mayor’s request…”
“The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association would like to offer consulting services to Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman to help guide him as he prepares to take over from departing AG/Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo. NYSRPA notes the conspicuous absence of anyone with a legal background or practical experience dealing with firearms issues on his transition team. In light of the historical Supreme Court decisions affirming that the 2nd Amendment is a specifically enumerated civil right, NYSRPA feels it is important that this area of social justice not be overlooked. As the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, NYSRPA is ready to aid Schneiderman in any area of firearms policy, legislation or jurisprudence.”
“We are the last people to want more guns on the streets – but trust us, this is a good thing.
Because the new reality in American constitutional law, established by landmark rulings against Washington’s and Chicago’s gun regulations, says that for a city to preserve tough gun restrictions, it must ensure that they don’t amount to near-total bans on firearms…”
“Mayor Bloomberg insisted yesterday the city should reduce its high gun-licensing and renewal fees to stave off a likely lawsuit, but the City Council continued to express doubts about a bill that would sharply lower those costs…”
“Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to slash fees for pistol permits is facing a blaze of opposition in the City Council, with many members saying the move is a misfire for one of the nation’s leading voices against gun violence, The Post has learned.
Bloomberg is pushing a council bill — introduced at his request by Public Safety Committee Chairman Peter Vallone (D-Queens) — that would cut the $340 price for original or renewal applications to between $25 and $110, depending on the type of permit.
During a closed-door caucus meeting of about 15 Democratic members of the council yesterday, roughly 10 lawmakers voiced objections to the measure, several sources said…”
“Who would have thought that a portion of the gun control debate would be focusing on a Hispanic activist passing out gun permit applications to (predominantly) Hispanic and Korean bodega owners, and the decision to green-light the permit would be made by a police department controlled by one of the fiercest anti-gun advocates in the country in the person of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg?
Who would have thunk it indeed?
But that’s exactly what’s happening tonight, as Fernando Mateo, the activist who is fed up with bodega owners being used as target practice by thug robbers, is letting shopkeepers know that they can go through the system to apply for a legal gun permit…”
Read more about this case here: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/da_guns_for_the_little_guy_NIDhm… – NRA News – September 13, 2010 – http://www.NRANews.com
Cam Edwards talks to Second Amendment attorney and scholar Stephen Halbrook about what happened, and what still remains unsettled – NRA News – August 30, 2010 – http://www.NRANews.com
One thing is clear. Gun laws make criminals safer.
Mediocrity is rampant. Relatively few people know how to work hard in today’s society. Many feel they are entitled to life’s luxuries and ease of life without earning it, convinced that their riches are just one lottery ticket away. Even worse many will cheat, lie, claim others’ work as their own, slack off, play the blame game, and spent much energy avoiding real work. And yet they still feel deserving of the best jobs, the highest pay, and greatest rewards. We could lament this situation as more evidence of just how degraded our society has become.
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