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SAFE Act has not made us safer


To The Editor:

As New York state celebrates its first year of the failed NYSAFE Act gun control law, which ha not saved one life from certain death from guns because all death is certain. After all, the government has been telling car makers to make safer cars, yet thousands a year die in “safer” cars. The Food and Drug Administration approves drugs that are claimed to be safe, yet thousands die from the drugs claimed to keep you alive (Scientific American April 6, 2010, article: prescription drug deaths increase dramatically from 117,809 a year in 2005). Thousands of state police and other state employees have died from the deadly drugs of alcohol and tobacco, which the government allowed to be sold because they are taxed and because it keeps a healthy state pension plan for when a state trooper, worker, or politician dies before or shortly after retirement, the surviving politicians can say the pension plan is healthy. The NYSAFE Act doesn’t abolish the 1990 Safe Schools Act gun-free zones, turning public schools into kill zones. It does not do away with the FDA-approved antidepressants that mention violent side effects on warning labels and that the mass shooters are on when they go on a shooting spree. In contrast, in Israel, Jews only carry guns, and in schools, teachers carry guns, and in every classroom there is quick access to a gun safe with an M-16 rifle and ammunition. No school shootings there, as reported by Gun Owners of America (

The SAFE Act doesn’t stop gang violence. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 75 percent of all murders are gang-related, as reported by Alex Jones on President Barack Obama sends his daughters to Sidwell Friends Private School, where there are no less than 11 armed guards and no school shootings, as reported by Alex Jones of Remember that the ones calling for more gun control have their own gun-carrying security, carry a gun or have the taxpayer-funded security that Governor Andrew Cuomo has.

Food for thought — New York is a state that rapists and child molesters are allowed to roam free because they haven’t raped one of their daughters or molested their children. If they had, they would be in jail for at least 20 years, not terrorizing honorable citizens of this state.

In closing, the first gun laws in this country were aimed at one group, Negroes, as reported by (now our elected servants use the phrase for your safety and criminalize everyone to control the Negroes), in their DVD “No Guns for Negroes.”

The largest group of gun buyers in the country these days is women, and the NYSAFE Act infringes on their right to self-defense. Must be their vote is not significant to him to become president.

Kevin Doran


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