• CuHomo’s State of the State to be ‘orgy of self-congratulation’

    Cuomo’s State of the State to be ‘orgy of self-congratulation’

    Expect an “orgy of self-congratulation and promise-making’’ in Gov. Cuomo’s election-year State of the State Address Wednesday, including pledges of tax relief, job creation, medical marijuana and some funding for new Mayor de Blasio’s pet pre-K program, Democratic insiders have told The Post.

    Cuomo, who hopes to win re-election with a landslide total that tops the 64 percent received when his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, first won re-election in 1986, plans to use much of a projected $2 billion budget surplus for a property-tax “circuit breaker’’ that will reduce the tax burden on hard-pressed middle- and upper-middle-class homeowners.

    At the same time, he’ll propose using some of the surplus to kick up the state’s commitment to subsidizing universal pre-K school programs of the sort de Blasio is hoping to fund with a new tax on New York City’s wealthy, a plan Cuomo opposes, sources at the Capitol said.

    “Cuomo is nervous about de Blasio and the Democratic Party’s left wing, and he’s going to make a strong gesture related to that in the speech,’’ said a prominent state Democrat.

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  • Rift between Cuomo, de Blasio reflects changing party

    Rift between Cuomo, de Blasio reflects changing party

    It’s man-bites-dog news that Gotham’s mayors and Empire State’s governors don’t get along, especially when they are from the same party. They compete for contributors and fabulousness and have institutional conflicts.

    Those factors help explain the simmering feud between Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. But there is another, more fundamental explanation for what ails them.

    It is that they are different kinds of Democrats and their dispute reflects how the party is changing before our eyes.

    (Feel free to be shocked by the idea of a civil war among Dems — the mainstream media would have you believe only Republicans have factions.)

    Cuomo, at 56, is only four years older than de Blasio, but politically, he’s from a different generation.

    The new breed of Dems is far more liberal and far less inclined to compromise. An example was the crude attacks on Mayor Bloomberg at de Blasio’s inauguration.

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  • NYC’s new bosses — not the same as the old!

    NYC’s new bosses — not the same as the old

    The City Council will elect a new speaker Wednesday, and the morning-line favorite is Mayor de Blasio buddy Melissa Mark-Viverito, the hard-left activist from East Harlem.

    No surprise there. The two have much in common, quite apart from their soak-the-rich politics.

    For one thing, they’re both rich. Oh, not Mike Bloomberg rich — who the hell is? But rich enough to own income-generating real-estate.

    That’s certainly no crime — and even if it were, the sums involved wouldn’t add up to more than a misdemeanor. But it does matter.

    Here’s the thing: It seems that neither de Blasio nor Mark-Viverito ever bothered to report that income to the municipal ethics cops, as the city’s mandatory-disclosure laws require.

    It was an “unintentional mistake,” says the Mark-Viverito camp. Of course it was.

    There was no need to report, say the de Blasio people, because depreciation ate up all the profits and so on and so forth. Um, sure.

    Rough simultaneous translation: Crap. We got caught.

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  • What Mike Bloomturd has in common with Guns & Ammo Magazine

    The New York Times has uncovered a journalistic scandal. It seems that–get ready for it–a gun magazine has an editorial policy that is hostile to gun control.

    This merited the Times’s attention because the magazine, Guns & Ammo, made a personnel decision on the basis of its editorial views. Dick Metcalf, described by the Times as “one of the country’s pre-eminent gun journalists,” lost his position as a columnist for the magazine after he wrote a column titled “Let’s Talk Limits”: ” ‘The fact is,’ wrote Mr. Metcalf, who has taught history at Cornell and Yale, ‘all constitutional rights are regulated, always have been, and need to be.’ ”

    That provoked a “backlash” that “was swift, and fierce.” Readers threatened to cancel their subscriptions, and according to Metcalf (in the Times’s paraphrase), “his editor called to tell him that two major gun manufacturers had said ‘in no uncertain terms’ that they could no longer do business with InterMedia Outdoors,” which publishes the magazine. The company axed him from both the column and a TV show it produced.

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    The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal in the challenge to New Jersey’s unconstitutional carry laws. The case is Drake v. Jerejian.

    Prepared by attorneys Alan Gura (who won Second Amendment victories in the groundbreaking Heller and McDonald cases) and David Jensen, today’s petition is the latest effort to bring a right-to-carry case before the high court and is the next step in the process of resolving the differing opinions of lower courts on the right to bear arms for personal protection outside the home.

    “The right to self-defense is sacrosanct,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb, “yet has been disparaged and denied to all but an elite few in states like New Jersey. Individuals and families should not be deprived of the right to defend themselves and we intend to change that.”

    “This case could resolve the right to carry issue not only for New Jersey, but for the entire nation,” added ANJRPC Executive Director Scott Bach. “So far the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the issue in other cases, but this case may be different due to the extreme nature of New Jersey’s law, which effectively denies law-abiding citizens their fundamental right to self-defense outside the home.”

    “The petition is an exceptional piece of legal work that is well worth taking the time to read,” Bach, an attorney, noted. “It extensively documents the differing of opinions of lower courts throughout the nation that need to be reconciled, and observes: The notion that carrying handguns outside the home is conduct falling outside the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee’ simply cannot be squared with Heller[H]istory, consensus, and simple common sense do not remotely support New Jersey’s law, a relatively modern and intensely controversial regulation that exists in only a small handful of states’.”

    “It is time for the high court to clarify that the right to bear arms does not stop at someone’s front door,” Gottlieb observed. “What other constitutional right is confined to one’s house? The Second Amendment was never meant to be encumbered with such a limitation, and it cannot possibly be interpreted that way, but it will take a Supreme Court ruling to convince lower courts and anti-gunners, and put this debate to rest.”

  • See a shrink, lose your gun: New ‘rules’ would suspend 2nd Amendment even for ‘outpatient’ treatment

    In an end-of-week “information dump” often resorted to by political leaders to publicly release information they would like overlooked, President Obama formally has launched his much-feared expansion of the use of mental health diagnoses to crack down on gun ownership.

    The Obama Department of Homeland Security already is on record casting aspersions on the mental ability of returning veterans, third-party candidate supporters and people with pro-life bumper stickers – calling them potential “right-wing extremists.” It was also caught, through the IRS, targeting conservative organizations that might be critical of Obama.

    So critics of the administration long have warned the move would come. On Friday, it did.

    Obama announced that his Department of Justice is proposing a rule change that would “clarify” that being committed to a mental institution – a key red flag under gun ownership rules – would include receiving nebulous “outpatient” services from a professional, such as a psychiatrist.

    The president said his Health and Human Services agency is issuing a rule to pierce the privacy protections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act so there would be “express permission” for “entities” to hand over to the federal government certain medical records – that is, “information necessary to help keep guns out of potentially dangerous hands.”

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  • NY Sheriffs, CuHomo Admit 7-bullet limit not enforceable

    The state Sheriffs’ Association has advised its members to not enforce a law limiting a firearm magazine to seven bullets after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional last week.

    The judge in Buffalo ruled last Tuesday that most of New York’s gun control law adopted a year ago is constitutional, rejecting most of the arguments made by gun-rights groups in their lawsuit against the state. The judge, however, said the state’s seven-bullet limit in a magazine is “arbitrary” and shot it down.

    Peter Kehoe, executive director of the association, said the group issued an opinion to New York sheriffs last week urging them to adhere to U.S. District Court Judge William Skretny’s decision. Before the gun-control law was passed, New York had a 10-bullet limit for a magazine.

    Some district attorneys in New York, including Monroe County’s Sandra Doorley and William Fitzpatrick of Onondaga County, had questioned whether the ruling was applicable to state courts or if it was binding outside of the state’s western district.

    But Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kehoe indicated that the ruling is the law, unless it is overturned. The state is appealing the decision.

    Kehoe said the association recommended enforcing the 10-round-capacity limit, not seven.

    “Our best analysis of it is it probably applies statewide,” Kehoe said Monday. “There’s been a court of competent jurisdiction that said parts of it are unconstitutional. If (sheriffs) aggressively enforce something that they’ve had notice is unconstitutional, then we think they expose themselves to liability.”

    The magazine restriction was one of several major planks of New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a series of gun-control measures passed by the state Legislature and signed by Cuomo in January 2013.

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  • New York SAFE Act Repeal: We Are In Good Shape!


    The NY SAFE Act, a broken umbrella of enhanced state gun control laws hastily passed in the emotional wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shootings, will be a year old on Jan. 15.

    Don’t look for much of a celebration.

    It remains as controversial as when it was smuggled through the Legislature on the first day of the session by its eager champion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Upstate, it was instantly reviled as a crude, condescending downstate attempt to stick it to legal gun owners for political gain and nothing much else, with eventually 52 of the 62 counties passing resolutions against it. An unprecedented rejection.

    Still, most of the inevitable legal challenges were thrown out. The one serious constitutional challenge brought by the New York State Pistol & Rifle Association and a number of the other gun rights groups and individuals, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, got its first decision from a federal district judge in Buffalo last week. Media accounts of the decision call it a victory for Cuomo and gun control advocates because it seemingly affirmed most of the NY SAFE Act as constitutionally sound. But a close reading of Judge William M. Skretny‘s decision shows that he came closer to halving the baby, that it’s far more complicated than one side winning or losing.

    In fact, I would say the gun rights folks came out of this far better than they expected, and are in a pretty good place as they now ascend the federal court system with in all likelihood a pretty conservative U.S. Supreme Court as the last stop.

    Judge Skretny threw out Cuomo’s senseless seven-round limit in a 10-round clip rule, a big issue for handgun owners, as arbitrary. But just as important was his reasoning and logic. A legal gun-owning homeowner defending himself from an illegally armed invader, a situation in which the individual right to bear arms is at its zenith, should not be at a numerical disadvantage if shots are exchanged with someone who will have no regard for legal round limits. That is an argument that can be extrapolated well beyond handguns, and no doubt will be.

    I can see my friends cringe at this, but it’s time for New Yorkers to realize what the constitutional issue boils down to is the right to protect oneself with a gun. In limited circumstances, that could mean shooting back at people. It may seem idiotic, distasteful, alarming. The argument is not with me; it’s with the courts and our Founding Fathers, not in that order. Further, stated the judge in his decision, handguns are the predominant weapon for home defense. So while handguns are responsible for more than 90 percent of the violent gun crimes in this country, creating more barriers to access to handguns and ammunition for legal gun owners again creates an unlevel playing field and could push the constitutional rights button. It’s a delicate balance between public safety concerns and individual gun rights.

    On the question of the various bans and heightened security in the SAFE Act of so-called assault weapons, the judge comes down on the side of public safety, citing the state’s statistical evidence of the frequent presence of these weapons at civil events of mass destruction like Newtown. But even here, he leaves many doors open for the gun advocacy groups. He labels them ”legal weapons in common use,” that millions are legally used without incident and that includes banned high-capacity magazines. The judge does not buy the argument that assault-style weapons are inherently toxic.

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  • Florida Man Shoots Armed Intruders With AK-47, Kills 1 – The Other 2 Flee in TERROR!

    Two home invasion suspects are on the run and a third was fatally shot by a South Florida resident who fought back against the armed intruders with an AK-47 Thursday night, police said.

    The incident happened at a home on the 6100 block of Southwest 48th Street, Davie Police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle said.

    Three armed men entered the apartment and pistol-whipped the resident inside, police said. He then confronted the suspects.

    “The resident of the apartment had possession of an AK-47 and after he received this beating he was able to get possession or control of that, and started shooting at these suspects as they were fleeing,” Engle said.

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  • New York Cops, Firefighters in Massive 9/11 Fraud, Indictment Says

    PHOTO: Evidence in the 9/11 disability fraud case released by the Manhattan District attorney.

    More than 100 retired New York City cops, firefighters and correction officers were charged today with falsely claiming to be suffering from depression and anxiety as a result of the 9/11 terror attacks, New York prosecutors said today.

    The alleged scam won awards up to $500,000 for the uniformed personnel and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the indictment.

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the suspects “cynically manufactured claims of mental illness as a result of Sept 11th… dishonoring the first responders.”

    Police Commissioner William Bratton said, “The retired members of the NYP indicted in this case have disgraced all first responders who perished during the search and rescue efforts on Sept. 11, 2001.”

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  • Major De Blasio Campaign Donor May be Tied to Ban on Horse Drawn Carriages in NYC

    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?”

    Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city has, it would seem like horse-drawn carriages would register low on his list of priorities. But he’s pursuing the ban.

    And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the iconic carriages, according to The American Spectator.

    “It’s got everything a scandal could ever want,” Eva Hughes, vice-president of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, said in the report.

    Hughes, who has spent years driving horse-drawn carriages around New York City, said the fight against de Blasio and his allies has taken on “David and Goliath” proportions.

    The carriage drivers claim Steve Nislick, chief executive officer Edison Properties, is a driving force behind the ban.

    Edison Properties “employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real estate and zoning in its favor,” journalist Michael Gross reported in a 2009 article, adding that two of the company’s businesses “have multiple locations in the same Far West Midtown neighborhood as the stables where the Central Park horses are housed.”

    That property is worth a lot of cash.

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  • NYCG Radio Episode #49 – 1/6/14 “New York State Stupidity”

    New York City Guns Radio Episode

    IN THIS EPISODE: New York’s Fact-Free Gun Ruling, De Blasio is All Ready to Make Bloomberg Look Great, Bloomberg Didn’t Just Put Money into New York, He Also Took it Out, NYPD make arrest in hateful ‘knockout’ spree, Half a Dozen Scandals for New York Democrats, Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park, UPSTATE NY STRUGGLES AS MORE LEAVE THAN MOVE IN, New Study Demolishes Almost Every Gun Control Myth, Adam Lanza’s Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy, Mugger shot dead after bullet bounces off victim’s face, MSNBC ASSOCIATES DUCK DYNASTY GUN LINE WITH MASS SHOOTINGS, 90 Year Old Fights Off Robber With Gun, UTAH GUN MAKER TURNS DOWN $15M DEAL WITH PAKISTAN, Thank a Liberal for America’s Gun Ownership, CHICAGO HOMICIDES DOWN AS CRIMINAL FEARS OF ARMED CITIZENS RISE, SAYS SAF, Colo. Democrats blamed for $80M hit to economy by pushing out gun firm Magpul, Obama Announces Executive Orders to Limit Gun Ownership – US Veterans Hardest Hit, Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop, Liberals find comfort level in ‘NPR of gun clubs’, As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity.
    WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY

  • Libtard Scum at MSNBC Associate New Duck Dynasty Gun Line With Mass Shootings

    When MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings.

    Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment.

    For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a “semi-automatic pistol” and “two semi-automatic rifles.” Moreover, “the pistol and one of the rifles have military style designs with large capacity magazines holding at least 25 rounds.”

    This allowed Everett to respond in disbelief that Mossberg firearms would partner with a family like the Robertsons to make guns, especially guns with “high capacity” magazines.

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  • Thank a Liberal for America’s Gun Ownership (Obama – the ULTIMATE Gun Salesman)

    Let’s face it. Gun control is good business. Not only for the Bloomberg sycophants who prey off of the fearful (unarmed) masses, but for dealers, manufacturers, and purveyors of firearm accessories. And while Sturm Ruger & Co.’s stock price has shot up (see… guns are an investment, not an “obsession”) America has actually become safer. So, as it turns out, increased gun ownership is both an economic and security boost to the average American. (By the way: This article is dedicated to Samuel Colt.)

    A mere nine years ago – before the age of ObamaBloombergHickenlooper Inc. – there were nearly 9 million background checks performed for firearm purchases. Just the threat of Obama becoming President ballooned that number to 12.7 million by 2008. And by December there were over 19 million background checks conducted in 2013. (That number is bound to go up as last minute .45 caliber Christmas presents are calculated by our friendly folks at the FBI.)

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  • Utah gun maker turns down $15M deal with Pakistan

    A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, citing concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops.

    Mike Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned the opportunity because of unrest in Pakistan and ethical concerns.

    It was a difficult decision because of the amount of money involved, he said, and the sale of rifles to Pakistan would have been legal.

    “We don’t know that those guns would’ve went somewhere bad, but with the unrest we just ended up not feeling right about it,” Davis told KTVX-TV.

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