Gun law should be model for U.S.

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The new gun restriction law passed by New York state’s Legislature is a good beginning down the path for making a dent in reducing weapons on our streets.

Hopefully, the rest of the states will follow suit and begin to pass tougher gun laws. It is time for the citizens of our country who are fed up with all the killings to stand up and be heard loud and clear.

Nobody is looking to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens to own guns — only to restrict the types of guns people should be allowed to own.

There should be no reason for citizens to possess assault weapons. Those should be restricted to the military and police.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

Updated 9:02 pm, January 31, 2013
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LOU from BAYSIDE says:
More drech from a dopey schoolteacher. Government has killed millions in the last century. For it not for these guns Obama and Bloomberg and Cuomo would likewise become wanton, despot killers. The assault weapons are not for hunting stupid, they are a last defense against tyrants!
Feb. 3, 2013, 7:13 am
Nick from Bayside says:
Mr. Amato,

Your short letter succinctly summarizes the obvious need for the regulation of firearms. There will always be the paranoidal Lou-natics littering the path to progress but as time passes and awareness grows, they will dissapate as would a bad smell.

Nicholas Zizelis
Feb. 7, 2013, 11:17 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
"Path to progress". A Kenyan with a fake social security number, who believes in the wholesale slaughter of the unborn is a "path to progress? Shows just how deranged you are! Gun sales are through the roof. Obamas gun grab and dancing on the graves of the Sandy Hook children has been an abysmal failure! Try to take those guns, just try! The government knows exactly what will happen which is exactly why they have stockpiled BILLIONS of rounds of ammunition to be used against the American people. Someone like Zizelis is like the inmates at Aushwitz who for a few more minutes of life capitulated to their captors and agreed to push innocents into the ovens! You are a pathetlic indivdual!
Feb. 18, 2013, 7:23 pm

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