Ball Issues Statement on The Journal News' Security Concerns

Editors At The Journal News Cry “Uncle”

Albany, N.Y. – 1/08/2013 – “How ironic that the same irresponsible editors, who one day before Christmas, went out of their way to place a virtual scarlet letter on law abiding firearm owners, including victims of domestic violence, hero cops and single moms, are now crying uncle. When asked to take the site down, they told all of these good, law abiding people to 'eat cake.' Well, now these same editors are getting a taste of that poisonous cake and if anything can wake them up and force them to take the interactive crime spree map down, maybe it will be their own intrinsic cowardice, because we sure as hell can't rely on their good judgment,” said Sen. Greg Ball.

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Mike January 11, 2013 at 10:54 PM
SCOTUS ruled in the Heller case that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Further, SCOTUS said The prefatory clause “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” merely announces a purpose. It does not limit or expand the scope of the operative clause “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In short, the Court ruled that the 2nd Ammend. connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms and does not require an individual to be part of a militia.
Harry One January 15, 2013 at 03:06 AM
I found one address the house was sold over a year ago the Journal news will be responsable for the new owner they printed the lies.
Teleman January 15, 2013 at 03:21 AM
The back door deals on new gun laws are being made now in the NYS senate. It must be done in the back room because they know most of what they are proposing is just complete nonsense. So far looks like registration of all guns, mandatory relicensing every 5 years, registration of long guns,basically eliminating semi-autos, magazine size reduced from 10 to 7, on and on.
Ann Fanizzi January 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM
Abbey - as an educator and former supervisor of special ed, I am more than interested in all aspects surrounding this tragic incident. And perhaps the police reports will shed some light pertinent to gun control, which you and I share.
bill of rights January 28, 2013 at 03:26 PM
jeff you are not as smart as you think you are. you are living in some fantasy world of assumptions. do some research before you go around telling people what they "need" to do.


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