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  •  We know how it feels (5+ / 0-)

    Here in NYC we get ragged on left and right, for all the plagues, the natural disasters, the white collar crime, you name it. Anyone hating on liberals, the arts, the gays, women's lib, the freedoms!, even the gun laws, will find it easy to blame NYC.

    Before 9/11 it was even worse.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:30:41 PM PST

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    •  I guess every locale takes its share of abuse... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...whether its NYC, the South, Chicago and its alleged thugs, California, etc.

      •  The latest incarnation of the NYC pinko commie (3+ / 0-)
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        hate balooza is with respect to gun safety laws.

        We are currently the poster child for those who hate "liberal elites" who seek to confiscate the guns of responsible law abiding gun owners.

        But the history is this:
        NYC passed the first gun restriction law in the nation, in 1911, The Sullivan Act, and several others since then.

        With recent focus on mass shootings and school shootings there many opportunities for people to rag on New York's recent new restrictions.

        But here's the fly in their ointment:

        NYC 17,000 schools
        1.1 million students
        635,000 K-8 students

        Mass shootings? (in the past 100 years)
        Zero

        NYC's last mass school shooting? 1910 - with an fully automatic pistol.

        We have plenty of problems in NYC, but school shootings is a problem we solved a long time ago.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 11:02:37 AM PST

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        •  I like the relatively recent theme Repubs have... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...been beating to death: Chicago as a hell hole populated by thugs. I was up there last summer and wish I could have stayed. Didn't encounter any thugs at all.

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