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Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

New York state has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Compliance with those laws is another matter.

New York passed a broad package of gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., despite the objections of hunters and gun rights advocates. Now it appears that many gun owners are refusing to comply with a key provision that requires the registration of so-called assault weapons.

"I think this law was so incredibly repressive that it drove people to the point now that they're basically saying we're not going to abide by any more laws," says Brian Olesen, the owner of American Trade and Goods and several other outdoor stores around Albany, N.Y., that stock a wide range of guns for hunting and self-defense. Olesen says his customers overwhelmingly oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act — or SAFE Act, as the 2013 gun law is known.

The law has some of the nation's toughest regulations on guns and ammunition, including a ban on the sale of so-called "military style assault weapons," like the AR-15 style long rifle used in the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It also requires New Yorkers to register the assault weapons they already own with police.
http://www.npr.org/2015/07/24/425966334/flouting-the-law-some-new-yorkers-wont-register-guns

The article goes on to say many sheriffs refuse to enforce the law as well. What to do when the People and Law Enforcement essentially nullify a law?

Teen brothers accused of killing parents, 3 siblings in Oklahoma massacre

BROKEN ARROW, Okla., July 24 (UPI) -- Two teenage brothers were taken into custody by Oklahoma authorities Thursday and accused of murdering their parents and three young siblings -- as well as severely wounding a fourth.

The attacks occurred at the family's home in the town of Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa, late Wednesday night, officials said. About 30 minutes before midnight, the brothers allegedly stabbed all five family members to death. Authorities say a fourth sibling, a 13-year-old girl, sustained serious injuries.

A fifth sibling, a two-year-old girl, was not harmed in the attack.

Police responded to the home after a 911 dispatcher received a phone call from the home, during which no one spoke. Investigators believe the emergency call was made by the injured girl. When officers arrived, they supposedly found Robert Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother hiding in woods behind the house.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/07/24/Teen-brothers-accused-of-killing-parents-3-siblings-in-Oklahoma-massacre/7881437718637/

Why is it that for such a developed country we have so much violence? Whether in public, private or police custody; by gun, knife or strangulation; we kill each other more than similar nations.

I do not expect a one answer to fit all, but I see that as the greater problem than any subset of murder victims.

For all of the victims-

Tell me again

about how it is the victims that matter:

Man in Milwaukee shoots dog after mistaking it for lion
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141154851
"gun culture"!
"Second Amendment"!!
"Gun nuttery gone wild."!!!

Police: 5 dead in Oklahoma; 2 teens taken into custody
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141154568
"gun nuts"!
"'responsible' gun owners"!!
what?... stabbed?...

#onlyguns/z/matter

Moral bankruptcy: the state a person reaches when he trades away or violates too many of his core moral values and commitments. He may also lose important relationships either as a cause or consequence of his loss of moral commitments. Someone who is morally bankrupt may or may not recognize that he has reached this state.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/philosophy-stirred-not-shaken/201410/declaring-moral-bankruptcy

Meet the South’s biggest idiot

Meet the South’s biggest idiot: “I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the Nazi Germany takeover”

Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama’s Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed.

Standing at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps, where 50 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. led a march for civil rights, Tim Steadman said it wasn’t right to remove the flags.

“Right now, this past week with everything that is going on, I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the Nazi Germany takeover,” he said. “I mean I do feel that way, like there is a concerted effort to wipe people like me out, to wipe out my heritage and to erase the truths of history.”

Days earlier, Gov. Robert Bentley had ordered the flags taken down from the 1898 monument amid national controversy about whether Confederate symbols should be displayed on state grounds.
http://www.salon.com/2015/06/29/meet_the_souths_biggest_idiot_i_feel_very_much_like_the_jews_must_have_felt_in_the_very_beginning_of_the_nazi_germany_takeover/

There has been a lot of talk about flags

and what is flying over South Carolina. Rightly so.

Yet it is actually Georgia that is openly flying the flag of the CSA

The first official national flag of the Confederacy flown from March 4, 1861 to May 1, 1863.


Flag of Georgia May 8, 2003-present

But then the flags of the CSA are legally equal to the flag of the United States
Provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated
Relative to Georgia, U.S., and Confederate Flags

Sec. 50-3-9. Abuse of federal, state, or Confederate flag unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to mutilate, deface, defile, or abuse contemptuously the flag of the United States, the flag, coat of arms, or emblem of the State of Georgia, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States of America by any act whatever.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070902220212/http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/flaglaw.htm

Toby Keith and NRA: What they say about the Charleston shooting

Toby Keith and NRA: What they say about the Charleston shooting

In the wake of the Charleston mass shooting, Barack Obama is again calling for gun control. But others say stricter gun laws will not make Americans safer.

Country music star Toby Keith said on Thursday that stricter gun laws would not have made a difference in Charleston

“Countries all over the world that have really strict gun policies, like Oslo, Norway. It happens there,” said Mr. Keith probably referring to 2011 shooting and bombing in Norway which killed 77 people.

Keith said that if a police officer had been praying at The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, "maybe seven or eight of those nine people would still be alive."
http://news.yahoo.com/toby-keith-nra-charleston-shooting-193418491.html

Waco police rarely dispatched to Twin Peaks prior to biker shootout, records reveal

Patrol officers were seldom sent to investigate trouble at Twin Peaks restaurant prior to the May deadly biker shootout in Waco, Texas, records obtained by Yahoo News reveal.

The scarce number of calls conflicts with how law enforcement portrayed the self-described “breastaurant” immediately after the brazen lunch-hour rampage.

“We have been made aware in the last few months of rival biker gangs — rival criminal biker gangs — being here and causing issues,” Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton told reporters outside the sports bar turned crime scene last month. “We have attempted to work with the local management of Twin Peaks to get that cut back, to no avail.”

If Twin Peaks was a powder keg leading up the deadly brawl — there’s apparently not much of paper trail to prove it.
http://news.yahoo.com/waco-police-rarely-dispatched-to-twin-peaks-prior-to-biker-shootout-records-reveal-015135212.html

Something doesn't add up here...

Fox News security contractor faces gun charges after Baltimore unrest

As several hundred protesters milled around Baltimore City Hall after a citywide curfew went into effect May 1, a mounted city officer on Fayette Street said he spotted a man holding handcuffs and an ammunition box.

Officer John Potter then watched Donald F. Scott — who was working as a security guard for Fox News at the time — open the rear hatch of a Chevy Suburban and pull a Glock handgun from his waistband, according to the officer's account.

Scott, 50, has been in jail since the incident, held on $350,000 bail on two gun charges, according to the Baltimore public defender's office.

During the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, a number of national media outlets reported from Baltimore's streets. Television networks such as Fox provided security to accompany reporters and personalities, including Geraldo Rivera.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-fox-security-arrest-20150608-story.html

Always know the local laws before you carry...

The irony of here is that he person he was detailed to guard was Geraldo Rivera- noted gun control proponent.

Woman fires at home burglars: 'I let loose on them'

Woman fires at home burglars: 'I let loose on them'
Detroit — Five men who broke into Dietta Gueye's east side home early Tuesday morning got more than they bargained for when the 34-year-old woman opened fire at them with the 9 mm Glock she keeps by her bedside.

"They weren't ready for that 9 I had," she chuckled from a lawn chair in front of her house hours after the home invasion.

One of the men shot back and hit Gueye in the right thigh. But after treatment at a local hospital, she said she felt fine.

"I'm kind of just a little sore," she said. "I'm OK, though."
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/06/09/woman-hospital-gunfight-home-invaders/28727561/

Unlike the woman in NJ who was stalked by a violent ex and was murdered while waiting months for police to process a gun permit
http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2015/06/nj_gun_association_calls_berlin_womans_death_an_ab.html
this lady managed to drive off five attackers while sustaining minor injury.

For those who will say "Call the police..."
Police response time. It takes an average of 58 minutes — nearly an hour — for Detroit police to respond to any call, whether top priority or routine. The fastest response time for any precinct in the city is 31 minutes; the longest is 115 minutes, or almost two hours. By contrast, the average national response time is 11 minutes, while police in Dearborn, on Detroit’s western border, arrive on average within seven minutes.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2013/06/15/the-1-25-billion-price-tag-for-fixing-detroit/

edit> apologies to Detroit EMS
Craig said this was largely a data management issue, as the calls did not take into account delays caused by dispatchers and improperly included non-priority calls in the data, which skewed the response time.

With those data issues corrected, Detroit police still take about seven minutes longer to respond to life-threatening calls than the national average, 11 minutes. They hope to improve response time to meet the national average by years end.
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/10/detroit_residents_wait_less_fo.html

Being distracted on your phone can bite you in the ass

or at least the leg:
Man steps on a snake while busy on smartphone
May 28, 2015 by David Strege


A man walking to work while concentrating on his smartphone showed why one shouldn’t walk while concentrating on their smartphone because you never know what you might run into—like a snake, for instance.

Tim Malone, a DJ at OK Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, learned this lesson the hard way, as surveillance video from inside OK Skateland showed:
video:
http://www.whdh.com/clip/11539875/oklahoma-man-bitten-by-snake-in-parking-lot

While on his way to work, Malone was studiously attending to his smartphone, not paying any attention to where he was walking, when he stepped on a four-foot bull snake, which went into attack mode and bit him in the leg.
http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/man-steps-on-a-snake-while-busy-on-smartphone/#k22e3eCtuFQy44yh.97

I wonder if he'll pay more attention where he steps? Nah, more like the snake will pay more attention to people with phones.
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