Since I will be keeping a close eye on the upcoming New York gubernatorial election, as gun control and gun rights will be at its center thanks to Cuomo’s tyrannical and asininely named SAFE Act, I take an opportunity to read the local periodicals when I get the chance.
It was in doing so that I was pleasantly surprised the the liberal rag The Schenectady Gazette had the courage to actually print a letter to the editor from a person I can only imagine is a reader of mine. Because Don Steciak of Schenectady pretty much wrote a piece that might as well come from my own hand.
Take a look at some of the good old fashioned common sense that seems to still exist in pockets of New York:
Gun Control not right solution to random shootings
On May 23, another nut case went on a rampage, in California this time. Seven people dead, including the shooter; the mainstream media’s portrayal once again misleadingly focused on the use of firearms. You have to expend a little more effort, read more than just the headline and the first paragraph of the story to notice what really happened, to understand the hypocrisy of the gun-control agenda.
Elliot Rodger is a mass killer, not a mass shooter. That’s because his maniacal repertoire included handguns, a machete, a hammer and a car. He shot four people to death, including himself. He also stabbed three people to death and he intentional hit three with his car, severely injuring at least one of them.
Why aren’t progressive anti-gunners calling for knife control laws and automobile control laws? Do they find it acceptable for people to be injured and killed with these weapons? Why is there a call for more gun control as a possible solution to mass killings, this one in particular?
California is known for its existing strict gun control laws. They didn’t prevent this, they failed; just as any additional gun control laws will only provide a false sense of security.
Perhaps a call for knife and automobile control sounds ludicrous to you. It sounds no more ludicrous to me than the cry for additional gun control. Chicago has proven this with its extremely restrictive gun control laws, which helped to elevate it to the country’s murder capital in 2012. It’s another blatant example of the failure of gun control policies.
The progressive anti gun crow is once again swaddling itself in the blood of the victims, calling for more gun control while refusing to acknowledge that their policies have repeatedly failed. Gun control creates a plethora of helpless victims for the Rodgers, the Lanzas and the Holmeses out there.
The start truth is that there is no end-all solution to this problem. There is only the hop to minimize the damage by accepting that people have the right to defend themselves and the right to choose how to defend themselves
– Don Steciak
To Mr. Steciak I have to say, well said. Now, being a Pennsylvanian I am used to hearing this grounded, common sense logic from people all the time. But to read it in a liberal New York Newspaper without any snide or demeaning commentary added by the editing board is really eye opening.
Can there still be people who believe in freedom and liberty in the Empire State? A state that has elected reprobates like Cuomo and Bloomberg, hypocrites like Gillibrand and Schumer, scumbags like Spitzer and Weiner?
Is New York as a whole ready to take that step forward to reclaim their state and wrest it from the hands of tyrants and petty dictators?
If there are more people with clear eyes and full hearts and sound reasoning like Don Steciak, then maybe…just maybe this November the long slide into the mire that New York has been on can be turned around.
Here’s to hoping.
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