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Healthcare Workers in Support of NY's New Gun Laws

Monday, March 18, 2013

George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, talks about this week’s rally in support of Gov. Cuomo's NY SAFE Act gun laws, plus efforts to prevent the closure of Long Island College Hospital.

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Comments [3]

Dr Duh from Upstate NY

Please explain how taking my gun is going to make you or anyone (other than a home invader) safer?

I keep it locked up when not in use; I never, ever use it after drinking; I practice safe handling on the range and in the field; I have no mental health issues, I am not a felon nor have I ever committed domestic abuse.

The obvious answer, is taking my gun is not going to reduce crime because I am not a criminal and am unlikely to use it in a criminal manner. So why does it matter whether it's a pistol or a rifle or a shotgun or a "assault weapon"?

Try addressing the material causes of crime, like poverty, failing education, lack of jobs. If Dems had guts they'd also address our pop culture which is steeped in violence, materialism and sex. But I'm not holding my breath for either.

FWIW the only reason the SEIU is out protesting is because they expect political returns from Cuomo. The reason why Cuomo used mafia style arm twisting to ram this through is to secure his left flank so he could approve fracking and still have a shot in 2016.

Mar. 18 2013 05:27 PM
Bob from Brooklyn

Just say No to guns. Unless you're threatened, because you know the cops can't be everywhere, so go buy an illegal gun off the street from the 'urban youth' because that's all we can get.

Thank you

Mar. 18 2013 10:57 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Gun violence in NY, aka illegal handguns used by mostly urban youth - somehow has something to do with the Governor's capricious and arbitrary anti "assault" gun law, he rammed through Albany?

Mar. 18 2013 10:54 AM

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