By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of New York. The Assembly is composed of 150 members representing an equal number of districts, with each district having an average population of 128,652. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits. - Source: Wikipedia
Earlier this year in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Shootings, the state of New York defied the U.S. Supreme Court by passing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a complete ban on magazines that hold more than seven rounds.
A bill introduced in the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, a Democrat, would require the state's residents to acquire liability insurance as a condition for gun ownership.
In my effort to stay informed, I attended a "Candidates Night" this week to listen to the candidates. There were three of them seeking a congressional seat and four others seeking seats in the New York State Assembly. I consider myself an informed and concerned citizen and was prepared to hear a discussion about the absence of a federal budget for four years, uncontrolled entitlement spending, the unaccountable Federal Reserve, the impending bankruptcy of Social Security and the impending tax increases. I was curious to hear the candidates' solutions on how we may avoid or mitigate the inevitable "crash" as we approach the "fiscal cliff" everyone is prognosticating.
It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss, but the reason soon became clear.
Gun grabbers need to be sneaky to accomplish their goals. Their latest trick is to convince anti-gun states to mandate that handguns be microstamp-ready. That means the weapon's firing pin is redesigned to imprint a code on the primer so that, in theory, it will give law enforcement the ability to identify a specific gun from shell casings left at a crime scene.
A powerful state politician joined with New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Tuesday in suggesting that Muslim leaders should move a proposed mosque farther from ground zero, saying the organizers should be more sensitive.