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Petition Urging Repeal of New York’s Gun Law Gets 40,000 Signatures In One Day

Home - by - January 17, 2013 - 07:45 America/New_York - 10 Comments

The Mental Recession

Yesterday we reported on only two Republican state Senators here in New York having the
courage to stand up against Governor Cuomo’s political gun grab legislation.

One of those Senators, Kathy Marchione, had started a petition on her
website in an attempt to demonstrate “strong public support for preserving our
Constitutional freedoms”.

The support is indeed strong, with reports
indicating that signatures are being placed on the petition at a clip of over
1,300 per hour.

Since yesterday, the petition – found
here
– has received over 40,000 signatures in total.

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» 10 Comments

  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 17th, 2013

    DAYUM!

    Talk about government of the people, by the people and for the people!

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  2. Diann

    January 17th, 2013

    Thanks for telling me about it, Cardigan. I promptly went to the site and put down my info.

    BTW: iOTW folks, my local county sheriff is having a public meeting today to discuss how these new gun laws will effect current gun owners in the state of New York. I plan on taking notes (including audio notes on my phone) and will be writing about it on masermedia.org tonight.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    January 17th, 2013

    Keep it up! New York could be part of America once again. That petition better include getting rid of Bloomberg.

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  4. thirdtwin

    January 17th, 2013

    Damn…That is a lot of names. I don’t know if the Journal News is up to the task of printing them all.

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  5. russell

    January 18th, 2013

    it is ironic that n.y. can pass gun laws over night,but not budgets. this gun law is not the answer and not thought out at all,other then a way to take more fees from citizens. was it not cuomo’s father when he was governor of n. y.dreamed up a birthing tax that he wanted on newborns in n.y.? lets over turn this law and clean house in our state.

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  6. Denny

    January 18th, 2013

    just dont understand what is going on with thia state. i moved here 20 years ago and loved it for a few . now everything that happens up state we pay for . taxes on everything they raised all the property tax in my town never said why . people dont fix their houses because ther taxes sky rocket . now this gun crap its a joke 7 round clips . ya that guy that is going to shoot you will make sure he only has 7 round in his gun . i really want to know who thinks up this stuff pretty sad . economy falling apart and there woried about 7 round clip just to pee off desent people. they lost all my vots all the way up to the top . might even sell and move out of ny not a nice place anymore . allyways they will do what they want a clasic example . we have no say . they walk all over our rights

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  7. F.P.U.S.

    January 18th, 2013

    Off topic, but relevant (I’d have bullpen it, but I’m on a phone) :

    I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too.

    By JOHN HOWARD

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/opinion/australia-banned-assault-weapons-america-can-too.html?_r=0

    Yes he can!

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  8. Denny

    January 18th, 2013

    there is my addy reply

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  9. Robert

    January 19th, 2013

    I can understand limiting guns to those who are mentally ill or have been criminals. But people who want nothing other than to protect themselves this is an insult. The criminal will not obey the 7 round law, but you have too? There is a money making opportunity here for the state, everyone knows Cuomo has his eyes set on the presidency. I won’t give up the guns I have, I hope you won’t either.

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  10. J Ryan

    January 28th, 2013

    Andrew is pushing for casinos now in the worst way. An amendment is required and a citizen vote. Gun owners unite and ruin his parade, vote down casinos, spread the word!

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