“The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce is reaffirming its opposition to microstamping…”
New York City Guns archive
Date : April 6, 2012
“The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce is reaffirming its opposition to microstamping…”
Looks like Bloomturd ignored an important consideration – women aren’t as dumb as he thinks they are. This PSA will convince women that their only real defense against crazies and scumbags is the right to self defense, and a firearm is the great equalizer in that equation!
A new public service announcement released by an anti-gun group created by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone viral. Part of the attention drawn to the video is the mixed message, some say, it is drumming up.
The video by Everytown for Gun Safety is intended to show the dangers of guns in the hands of domestic abusers, but the victim, a woman, is seen helpless because she has no gun to protect herself.
The woman is home alone with her child and calls 911 after her ex-husband breaks into the house.
“Please! My son is here. You need to come now,” says the woman. The man then picks up the child, says he’s taking him and then points a gun at the woman as he opens fire.
I’m a bit miffed, I’m not gonna lie. Not for myself mind you, but for a little four-year-old boy who has the distinct misfortune of residing with a mom who fears guns. Allow me to explain; in this morning’s Washington Post “On Parenting” there’s a piece by Zsofia McMullen. The title of the piece is: “My four year old loves toy guns and I don’t know how to parent that.”
In it, she describes in great detail, her son’s infatuation with gun play and pretend violence. The piece starts out innocuously enough, with a detailed description of the little boy’s imaginative play centered on action figures most of whom are the archetypal hero, policemen, soldiers and the like. They vanquish dragons, dispatch pirates and rescue the princess all while brandishing swords and guns, sometimes on horseback, other times driving motorized vehicles with zeal.
Sounds like fun right? Any mother of boys and sometimes a tomboyish girl can recall the sounds of explosions voiced in the tiny inimitable tones of a child’s voice. I enjoyed hearing my son set up battlefields of Legos and watching the good guys victor over the bad. But clearly, I don’t have a strong enough fear of violence or guns!
Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) has touted recent economic successes in his state, records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon show that dozens of companies are laying off workers, relocating out of the state, or closing up shop altogether.
Cuomo, who is under fire for possibly running interference for his political allies with an anti-corruption committee he created to “clean up Albany,” could face additional scrutiny for the economic situation in New York if he decides to run for president in 2016. That decision is expected to hinge on whether or not Hillary Clinton runs.
Cuomo has highlighted eight companies that will be creating more than 600 jobs as part of the governor’s Start Up New York plan, which incentivizes companies to create jobs in the state by giving them a 10 year tax break.
However, the Free Beacon found 40 companies that have filed Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices in the past six weeks. From June 16 through July 30, these companies have announced they are laying off workers; a majority have cited “economic” factors as the reason for their decision.
Additionally, two companies announced they are relocating part or all of their operations to other states.
IN THIS EPISODE:
SAF VICTORY IN DC CONCEALED CARRY CASE ‘ONE MORE STEP’ TOWARD FIREARMS FREEDOM, Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold, Washington DC Concealed Carry Court Victory Raises Hopes for NYC Concealed Carry, Scandal exposes CuHomo as liar and phony, Jon Stewart skewers CuHomo on ethics scandal (CuHomo shuts down his own corruption probe), New York City Is America’s Unhappiest City: Study, Director Of Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Compares Gun Violence Toll To 9/11, New York Court “Sets Aside” Gravity Knife Charge (We Still Need to Fight NYC Bans on Knives), You’re Under Arrest, Cardiac Arrest: The killing of Eric Garner by NYPD, Widow: Eric Garner, Who was Choked to Death by NYPD, Wasn’t Violent, De Blasio voted for luxury building ‘poor door’, NYPD detained men who had pressure cookers to ‘prepare rice’, Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent, If voters had it to do over, Romney in a landslide, An Open Letter to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from Larry Platt of GOA, A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive, Federal court upholds Fla.’s docs vs. glocks law, “No Need For A Rifle Or Shotgun In Boston” Police Commissioner Blathers, Courtroom Minefield, Restaurant Owner: ‘Guns Are Welcome’ Signs Have Helped Boost Business, Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock, Sticks, Stones, And Thought Crimes.
WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY
Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials denouncing “poor door” entrances for subsidized tenants in luxury buildings actually voted in favor of a measure that made such separation possible, a Post review found.
When the lengthy text of a zoning resolution was amended by the City Council in July 2009, then-Councilman de Blasio — who arrived late to the meeting — was among the majority who voted “Aye.”
One provision said developers of market-rate condos could include affordable units on site, instead of off site, while allowing for the separation of a number of services that included the entrances.
But de Blasio’s vote didn’t stop City Hall officials last week from putting the blame for the controversial Extell Development project at 40 Riverside Blvd. — which will have a separate entrance for subsidized tenants — solely on former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s team.
An Open Letter to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
July 23, 2014
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
United States House of Representatives
2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Ms. Maloney
It has recently come to my attention that you have levied baseless accusations against me to the Capitol Police and House Sergeant-at-Arms, claiming that I have “called for death threats against elected officials.” Specifically, you alleged that “Mr. Pratt is actively encouraging his members to threaten violent action against members of Congress….”
Your baseless charge apparently rests on your outlandish interpretation based on the Rolling Stone report on my comment, that “The Second Amendment is not for hunting, it’s not even for self-defense [but] for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government… Especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum. There is some restraint, and even if the voters of Brooklyn don’t hold them back, it may be there are other ways that their impulses are somewhat restrained. That’s the whole idea of the Second Amendment.” Additionally, I was quoted as having said that “You know, I’m kind of glad that’s in the back of their minds. Hopefully they’ll behave.”
You reported that the Capitol Police and House sergeant-at-Arms concluded that there was “nothing to be done,” but since you apparently do not “get it,” allow me to explain the obvious. I have never encouraged, or even suggested, that anyone harm anyone. Rather, my speech was designed to educate citizens, and politicians, that it is the fact that Americans are armed that allows them to resist efforts to be dominated, intimidated, or controlled by politicians.
Lest you believe that I stand on the fringes of civilized society, let me provide you with some other sources for the same principle which I was enunciating:
* “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government….” Declaration of Independence (1776).
* “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” — Frederick Douglass (November 15, 1867).
* “Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.” — John Basil Barnhill (1914).
* “[W]hen the able-bodied men of a nation are trained in arms and organized, they are better able to resist tyranny.” — Justice Antonin Scalia, District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 598 (2008).
Thomas Jefferson understood that governments have an almost irresistible desire to gain power by robbing the people of their freedom, which the people must resist if they are to remain free, and sadly observed in 1787 from history that “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
These various statements span four centuries. They come from people of differing ethnicities, of various stations, and holding differing political beliefs. What they all agree on is that you should go to work every day with a healthy amount of fear and respect for the American people who you are supposed to represent.
You should do your job in constant trepidation that:
* Should your constituents disapprove of your job performance, you will be publicly criticized from the soap box;
* Should you enact unconstitutional legislation in violation of your oath of office, you will be voted out via the ballot box;
* Should criminal charges be brought against Americans for crimes which are not authorized by the U.S. Constitution, these prosecutions will be nullified in the jury box; and
* Should you attempt to disarm Americans the way the British crown tried 240 years ago, the same sovereign people who constituted this government using the cartridge box someday may need to reconstitute it, as clearly anticipated by the Declaration of Independence.
The Second Amendment was written to preserve “a free state” against the ever present temptation faced by government officials to steal liberty from the people. As Justice Joseph Story proclaimed in his widely acclaimed Commentaries on the Constitution (§1890):
The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.
The importance of an armed citizenry was demonstrated in 1946, when returning World War II veterans found their hometown of Athens, Tennessee had been taken over by corrupt local politicians. It was those veterans access to and experience with firearms that made possible the preservation of ballot boxes that were about to be fraudulently counted, in what has come to be known as the Battle of Athens. A 1992 movie entitled “An American Story” commemorates the actions of these brave veterans.
Private ownership and skilled use of firearms is what enabled our country to gain its independence, and it is what continues to preserve our liberty. Someday, I hope that you study this aspect of the history of our great nation, that currently allows you to serve in the People’s House, and come to understand the great principles on which it was founded and continues to operate.
 http://debs.indstate.edu/b262b3_1914.pdf, p. 34.
Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story.
The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults, discouraged by the lack of decent job openings, having quit altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work.
Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working than before the recession.
Many Americans who would like full time jobs are stuck in part-time positions, because businesses can hire desirable part-time workers to supplement a core of permanent, full-time employees, but at lower wages. And Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandates will not apply to workers on the job less than 30 hours a week.
Since 2000, Congress has enhanced the earned income tax credit and expanded programs that provide direct benefits to low-income workers, including food stamps, Medicaid, Obamacare, and rent and mortgage assistance.
Virtually all phase as family incomes rise, either by securing higher hourly pay or working more hours, and impose an effective marginal tax rate as high as 50 percent. Consequently, these programs discourage work and skills acquisition and encourage single parents and one partner in two adult households not to work. Often, these motivate single people to work only part-time.
A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places.
The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to a ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.
Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), said the stay “gives us time to pause, and to act.” She said the mayor will continue to work with the D.C. Council “in terms of what legislation we need to put in. This is certainly welcome news.”
The initial ruling last week by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. meant that thousands of city residents with registered handguns, in addition to legal gun owners from other states, could carry pistols in Washington. D.C. law is unconstitutional, the judge ruled, because there is no process for issuing carry licenses to registered gun owners.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and city government officials asked for a temporary reprieve on Monday because they said the ruling left many unanswered questions and had led to safety concerns. Lanier told officers in a memo on Monday night that they could no longer stop someone simply for transporting a gun in public.
D.C.’s Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan requested a stay pending appeal or to give elected officials time to revise the city’s gun laws. City lawyers said in a court filing that the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Alan Gura, did not object to an immediate 90-day delay as long as the D.C. Council was working to enact new legislation.
Gura was traveling on Tuesday and not immediately available to comment.
In his order on Tuesday, the judge gave the City Council until October 22 to decide whether to enact new legislation “consistent with the court’s ruling.”
Following the unusual Saturday release of the landmark right-to-carry ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., that the Washington Times said yesterday essentially guts the District of Columbia’s gun laws banning carry of firearms outside the home, city officials are already working to put it on hold, the Washington Post reported today.
NBC affiliate WRC in Washington, D.C. is reporting that attorneys for the city have filed a motion for a stay pending an appeal. That motion asks for a 180-day stay to either appeal, or to craft “new licensing laws” that presumably will allow for some type of carry in the District.
The Washington Times reported late Monday afternoon that District Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said in his motion that, “The public interest is not served by rushed legislation on a foundational public-safety issue or by allowing any and all ‘dangerous or deadly’ concealable weapons to be carried in public, without reasonable restrictions being imposed, during the pendency of any appeal and/or new legislation.”