Gun Control Debate - Herkimer, NY

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Herkimer, NY.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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Shagnaski

Wiscasset, ME

#1 Sep 24, 2010
no
LIVED IN LF

Cooperstown, NY

#3 Sep 24, 2010
Heck NO

Since: Aug 10

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#4 Sep 24, 2010
No. All "gun control" laws do is make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves. The bad guys will get guns if they want guns. The Columbine students who went nuts and gunned down so many broke almost every single gun control law in CO. Does anyone honestly, seriously believe that 1 or 2 or 10 more gun control laws would have stopped those two? Will more gun control laws stop what is happeneing on the border? In Detroit? Chicago? Utica? The answer is NO. Gun control laws cause spur violent crime to rise as the bad guys know that innocent people will no longer have weapons for defense within the home, on their person. It guarantees it, it reassures the criminal element. Take a good hard look at the crime rate in England when guns were banned--it is not pretty.
The progressives will have you believe that you don't "need" guns. I will decide if I do or don't thank you very much, I am an American and I thank God for this country and my rights, at least while I still have them.
Protect your 2nd Ammendment rights as these rights are under attack as are so many other of your rights that as American citizens are endowed by OUR CREATOR not any government. When a government states that they grant YOUR rights then be sure that they also believe that they can TAKE your rights away. We live in dangerous times people. Protect your rights as Americans.

Since: Jul 08

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#5 Sep 24, 2010
i think everyone should own a gun, they should just outlaw the bullets

Since: Aug 10

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#6 Sep 24, 2010
calmn cents wrote:
i think everyone should own a gun, they should just outlaw the bullets
Yes, and THAT will keep the criminal at bay! You have a right to not have a gun, exercise it, go ahead. But perhaps the rest of us would like to keep our right to arm and protect ourselves and not leave an open invitation for anybody with an inkling to burglar, rob, trespass to come and get whatever they want.
Shagnaski

Putney, VT

#7 Sep 27, 2010
American right of self protection
Hunter

Macon, MO

#8 Sep 27, 2010
calmn cents wrote:
i think everyone should own a gun, they should just outlaw the bullets
Do you have a clue of how much money hunting brings into a state. Do you know how your conservation dept. are funded its through hunting. Stupid people like you make me want to throw up. I live in a small community where people are proud to be gun owners and were proud of the fact that if someone broke into are houses they would probably be getting the raw end of the stick. If your a real man why dont you start acting like one I want to be a provider and care taker of my family Im not going to wait for the cops to come if someone wants to have sex with my wife or daughter against there will because Im a man.

Since: Jul 08

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#9 Sep 28, 2010
Hunter wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a clue of how much money hunting brings into a state. Do you know how your conservation dept. are funded its through hunting. Stupid people like you make me want to throw up. I live in a small community where people are proud to be gun owners and were proud of the fact that if someone broke into are houses they would probably be getting the raw end of the stick. If your a real man why dont you start acting like one I want to be a provider and care taker of my family Im not going to wait for the cops to come if someone wants to have sex with my wife or daughter against there will because Im a man.
....and just when i thought i had read the funniest post ever, wyatt earp himself posts. 1. you're right, hunting licenses did make over 50 million last year. however, it wasn't brought in to the state. way over 3/4 of that was paid for by nys residents. just another way too high tax you paid. 2. i hope you don't really associate being a man, with owning a gun. i also find it quite foolish that you would also associate pride with owning a gun. 3. where is this small community you live in, buddy lee, the backwoods of kentucky? 4. you must have some really cool stuff that all these people are trying to get in to your house and take it from you.
maybe instead of buying all that expensive stuff, you should have used the money to buy a security system. 5. how hot is your wife and daughter that you have to worry so much about them getting raped all the time? i'm starting to think that you are confusing pride and manliness with paranoia. i'm sorry i made you throw up, but in all fairness my stomach hurt after reading your post too. i was laughing so hard it felt like i had done 200 situps. i'm hoping your post was just a joke, and you were just being ironic to show how ignorant some people are. if your post was for real, then i guess you proved that there really are people out there i should be protecting my family from.
straight shooter

United States

#10 Oct 4, 2010
been on main street latley u need a gun
ridiculous

Little Falls, NY

#11 Oct 23, 2010
every crimnal has a gun why should we give ours up

Since: Jul 08

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#12 Oct 25, 2010
ridiculous wrote:
every crimnal has a gun why should we give ours up
wow, where do you live that every criminal has a gun? tombstone?

Since: Jul 08

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#13 Oct 27, 2010
FAIRFIELD A Pennsylvania man was shot during a hunting accident Wednesday morning in Herkimer County.The 7:15 a.m. accident happened off of Stahl Road when Michael R. Iskric, 61, of Pennsylvania, was hunting turkey with Richard Smith, 65, also of Pennsylvania and the two became separated in a wooded area, police said.Iskric observed what he believed to be a turkey and discharged one round from his 12-gauge shotgun, striking Smith in the face and upper body with pellets, police said.Smith was transported by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and was admitted with injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said. Iskric was charged with misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment and released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Fairfield Court.
State police were assisted at the scene by New York State Environmental Conservation Police.
21 Gun Salute

Bridgeport, NY

#14 Oct 27, 2010
calmn cents wrote:
FAIRFIELD A Pennsylvania man was shot during a hunting accident Wednesday morning in Herkimer County.The 7:15 a.m. accident happened off of Stahl Road when Michael R. Iskric, 61, of Pennsylvania, was hunting turkey with Richard Smith, 65, also of Pennsylvania and the two became separated in a wooded area, police said.Iskric observed what he believed to be a turkey and discharged one round from his 12-gauge shotgun, striking Smith in the face and upper body with pellets, police said.Smith was transported by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and was admitted with injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said. Iskric was charged with misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment and released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Fairfield Court.
State police were assisted at the scene by New York State Environmental Conservation Police.
Every year some idiot from the City, Jersey, PA or elsewhere gets shot or shoots someone while hunting. I remember my father complaining about it back in the 50's and 60's and nothing has changed since then. But, that has absolutely nothing to do with gun control. Personally, we own guns as collectors and as sportsmen...don't try to tell us we don't have the right.
Law

Omaha, NE

#15 Apr 24, 2011
calmn cents wrote:
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....and just when i thought i had read the funniest post ever, wyatt earp himself posts. 1. you're right, hunting licenses did make over 50 million last year. however, it wasn't brought in to the state. way over 3/4 of that was paid for by nys residents. just another way too high tax you paid. 2. i hope you don't really associate being a man, with owning a gun. i also find it quite foolish that you would also associate pride with owning a gun. 3. where is this small community you live in, buddy lee, the backwoods of kentucky? 4. you must have some really cool stuff that all these people are trying to get in to your house and take it from you.
maybe instead of buying all that expensive stuff, you should have used the money to buy a security system. 5. how hot is your wife and daughter that you have to worry so much about them getting raped all the time? i'm starting to think that you are confusing pride and manliness with paranoia. i'm sorry i made you throw up, but in all fairness my stomach hurt after reading your post too. i was laughing so hard it felt like i had done 200 situps. i'm hoping your post was just a joke, and you were just being ironic to show how ignorant some people are. if your post was for real, then i guess you proved that there really are people out there i should be protecting my family from.
Got crack? You sound like a frustrated control freak.
Law

Omaha, NE

#16 Apr 24, 2011
calmn cents wrote:
FAIRFIELD A Pennsylvania man was shot during a hunting accident Wednesday morning in Herkimer County.The 7:15 a.m. accident happened off of Stahl Road when Michael R. Iskric, 61, of Pennsylvania, was hunting turkey with Richard Smith, 65, also of Pennsylvania and the two became separated in a wooded area, police said.Iskric observed what he believed to be a turkey and discharged one round from his 12-gauge shotgun, striking Smith in the face and upper body with pellets, police said.Smith was transported by Rural Metro Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica and was admitted with injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said. Iskric was charged with misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment and released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Fairfield Court.
State police were assisted at the scene by New York State Environmental Conservation Police.
How many criminals were killed that day by law-abiding citizens defending their lives and property? Or doesn't that matter?
tugg

Pompey, NY

#17 Apr 24, 2011
Don't forget to ban knives, baseball bats, rocks, cars, planes, trains, etc., etc., etc. Come on! Let's put responsibility in the hands of the holder, not on some inanimate object that we've managed to personify.
shark

Ithaca, NY

#18 Apr 24, 2011
calmn cents wrote:
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wow, where do you live that every criminal has a gun? tombstone?
Calm cents yr such a lifer looser on here,sucks to be you. If i ever decide to kill you it wont matter if i have a gun or not because i'll just shove your ugly face through yr monitor and ram yr keyboard up yr ass. I dont need a gun for a little puke like you.
gun owner

United States

#19 Apr 25, 2011
every law abiding citizen should own and carry a gun... look at states like Texas... most walk around with a pistol on they're side.. whats this do?? it acts as a deturrant to the POS criminal that wants to rob that person or whatever.. If your everyday criminal figured that the majority of citizens were packing, he would think twice before pulling some stupid sht for fear of being waxed... ALWAYS BE PRO GUN!!!!!! cause your only hurting the good guys when you place restrictions on our guns...

Since: Jul 08

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#20 Apr 25, 2011
gun owner wrote:
every law abiding citizen should own and carry a gun... look at states like Texas... most walk around with a pistol on they're side.. whats this do?? it acts as a deturrant to the POS criminal that wants to rob that person or whatever.. If your everyday criminal figured that the majority of citizens were packing, he would think twice before pulling some stupid sht for fear of being waxed... ALWAYS BE PRO GUN!!!!!! cause your only hurting the good guys when you place restrictions on our guns...
i guess my biggest complaint with the "everyone should have a gun" mentality, is that everyone who seems to think that way sounds like a complete moron. you for example. you said, "look at states like Texas... most walk around with a pistol on they're side." there are over 18 million people in texas over the age of 18, do you really believe that most, most being around 9 million, walk around with a gun on their side? i don't think so. i doubt 9 million people in texas even own a hand gun. think before you type moron.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#21 Apr 25, 2011
shark wrote:
<quoted text>Calm cents yr such a lifer looser on here,sucks to be you. If i ever decide to kill you it wont matter if i have a gun or not because i'll just shove your ugly face through yr monitor and ram yr keyboard up yr ass. I dont need a gun for a little puke like you.
your ignorance and lack of temper control is why a douche like you should never own a hand gun.

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