Gun Control Debate - Utica, NY

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Utica, NY.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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Utica, NY

#1 Sep 23, 2010
banning handguns will not stop crime
most of the handguns used in utica NY crimes are not even from New York State

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 23, 2010
Gun control laws have done absolutely nothing to reduce crime, in fact gun control increases violent crime by disarming the citizens. I never unstood liberals on this position. It's such a common sense thing! Why can't they comprehend that criminals aren't going to obey any of the laws they establish???
Dirty Harry

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 23, 2010
From my cold dead fingers!

Cortland, NY

#4 Sep 23, 2010
its our right to bare arms for a reason and hand guns are easy to transport they are lighter then rifles and have the same outcome peace

Bronx, NY

#5 Sep 24, 2010
Law enforcement can only help the victims AFTER a crime is commited. Often, that includes sweeping dead bodies of unarmed victims of roberies and senseless violent crimes. I don't want to allow a criminal to have the power to decide when my time to go has come. I want to be able to make him at least think twice about it!

Utica, NY

#6 Sep 24, 2010
I could never understand how some people, like me, can go through life with never a thought about owning a gun, and for others - it is a must-have.
lill pete

New Hartford, NY

#7 Sep 24, 2010
gun control only hurts the law abiding citizen. how many criminals do you know that are law abiding? think about it.

Utica, NY

#8 Sep 24, 2010
lill pete wrote:
gun control only hurts the law abiding citizen. how many criminals do you know that are law abiding? think about it.
You're talking in circles. Criminal and "law abiding citizens" are opposites by definition dummy.
Officer BarBrady

Utica, NY

#9 Sep 24, 2010
Dirty Harry wrote:
From my cold dead fingers!
First you would need to remove them from your arse!
I bet

Utica, NY

#10 Sep 24, 2010
I don't believe that a cop can protect my home the way I can because most of them hang back until the deed is done. Most coppers believe that their job is to catch criminals, not stop crime.
I bet

Utica, NY

#11 Sep 24, 2010
I could never understand why anyone would not want to own a firearm. Liberals don't want private gun ownership because they can't make subjects out of citizens who own one. I bet that Officer BarFly, brady, or whatever would rather have his head up his ass like the rest of the Liberal jackasses.
Matt Dillion

United States

#12 Sep 24, 2010
what the hell? Is this the wild, wild west?
What the hell does everyone need guns for?

WAY too many shootings in this city now. Hotheads, drunks, mentally unbalanced and hostile should be nowhere near lethal weapons!

Rome, NY

#13 Sep 24, 2010
whats this all about?? state law is preemptive by court order and cities like utica cannot pass any kind of gun control law>>>


#14 Sep 24, 2010
I have a ccw permit and feel it is our right per the constitution to bear arms.
PX4 Storm


#15 Sep 24, 2010
Less than 1% of all gun crimes are commited by liscenced carriers. Gun control is only beneficial to the criminals. The only good gun control is making sure the front sight stays on the bad guy!!
Officer BarBrady

Utica, NY

#16 Sep 24, 2010
I need to be able to shoot wandering moon crickets as they are forced to move out of their natural(Utica)environment

Syracuse, NY

#17 Sep 24, 2010
There is too many messed up people out there with or w/out guns. Look around you people...

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Sep 24, 2010
hotMESS wrote:
I could never understand how some people, like me, can go through life with never a thought about owning a gun, and for others - it is a must-have.
Because you benefit from those of us that do carry! Ask the people in the AT&T store if they are against gun control? I bet if they were, they aren't now! Unarmed citizens also benefit when we carry concealed by vitue of criminals NOT knowing who is armed and who is not.

Also, the second amendment is VERY cut and dry. Again only liberals tend to dispute it. It states that the RIGHT of THE PEOPLE shall not be infringed.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#19 Sep 24, 2010
bare arms are OK

Fredericksburg, VA

#20 Sep 24, 2010
you can still wear sleeveless shirts, tank top and hell even wife beaters! SO what's your beef about the right to bear arms anyway?

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