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walter34payton2002
09-13-2006, 03:23 AM
Here is an interesting story I read....This old lady was dang lucky she was on the way to the range because there is no CCW in NY.

N.Y. Self-Defense Shooting Underscores Need for Private Firearm Ownership

by John M. Snyder
Posted Sep 12, 2006

“Somebody tried to mug me, and I shot him,” said New Yorker Margaret Johnson after a perpetrator ripped off her necklace, choked her and tried to grab her purse, reported the New York media over the weekend.

This incident offers a graphic illustration of the need for gun ownership on the part of law-abiding American citizens.

It shows up the stupidity of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others like him who oppose a loosening of firearm laws and seek a strengthening of such regulations.

Regardless of their intentions, the gun grabbers’ campaign against gun ownership on the part of law-abiding citizens and against the firearm industry in effect is an attack on both personal and public safety.

Guns save lives. Guns protect the innocent.

Ms. Johnson, a Harlem resident, was in a motorized scooter when she was attacked. If she did not have her .357 handgun with her and knew how to use it, she would have been an easy victim for 45-year-old Deron Johnson, who police say attacked her from behind. As it is, he wound up in Harlem Hospital Center with a single bullet wound in the elbow, and will face robbery charges.

Ms. Johnson was treated for minor injuries. Since she was on her way to a nearby gun range and has a firearm permit allowing her to keep the gun at home and carry it to and from a range, she will not be charged with any violation. Lucky for her, since it’s so difficult for even the most law-abiding citizens to obtain handgun carry permits in Bloomberg’s hoplophobic New York.

The fact of the matter is that law-abiding citizens use firearms millions of times each year in the United States to prevent crimes or to interrupt them.

According to survey material developed by criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida State University, there are about 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year in the United States, and 1.8 million of them are defensive handgun uses.

Former resident scholar John R. Lott Jr. of the American Enterprise Institute has demonstrated that when jurisdictions enact laws enabling law-abiding citizens to acquire permits to carry concealed firearms, the rates of violent crime take a nose dive in those jurisdictions.

The scholarly research as well as tons of individual incidents such as the one which occurred with 56-year-old wheelchair-bound Margaret Johnson in New York Friday demonstrate that decent people need guns and access to them for their safety and for that of the public. People need to be able to protect their lives and safety and the lives and safety of their loved ones from violent criminal predators. Politicians, academics, journalists, church officials and others who don’t understand this or who refuse to admit it really just don’t get it.

Guns save lives. Guns protect the innocent.
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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; When the
government fears the people, there is liberty."- Thomas Jefferson

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will
look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest." --
Mahatma Gandhi

Medula Oblongata
09-13-2006, 03:37 AM
You mean the gun didn't get up off of the table and shoot the guy all on its own?!?

I've been under the impression by listening to all the libs out there that GUNS ACTUALL KILL PEOPLE. Now I know the truth. Little old ladies in motorized scooters kill people.

As G.I. Joe would say: "Now I know, and knowing is half the battle!"

kamo
09-13-2006, 09:28 AM
People don't realize that if a criminal wants a gun, they are gonna get one regardless of the law since they are criminals. I just don't understand how people don't register that in their head.

EARS
09-13-2006, 09:45 AM
That's why I live in Rochester, not NYC. New York State is crazy with handgun laws. Each County can have it's own law/regulations. My permit states "New York State, County of Monroe, License to Carry Pistol Is Hereby Granted". As I understand, some counties have similar restriction on "To & From Gun Range", "Store or Home Protection", "Concealed Carry". Here it take approximately 12-18 month to get your permit if you live within the Rochester City Limits. If you live in the County towns or villages, it will take much less time. The smartest move I ever did was get mine while I was still with the Marine CID. I applied and had it in my hand all within a 30 day leave. My hat goes off to Ms Johnson.

jmz5
09-13-2006, 10:07 AM
here is cameron county, pa it can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes to recieve a ccw permit :)

rips31
09-13-2006, 01:56 PM
here it's next to impossible to get that paper, unless you live in some sparsely populated county or have restraining orders filed. even then, some limit it to the county you're in. it's crazy.

walter34payton2002
09-13-2006, 09:18 PM
Ms. Johnson wasn't playing around. I wonder if she still went to the range after the incident or was shooting a criminal in the commission of a crime enough target practice? :D From what I hear, Chuck Schumer is pretending this didn't happen and has not acknowledged it.
_______________________________________________
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; When the
government fears the people, there is liberty."- Thomas Jefferson

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will
look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest." --
Mahatma Gandhi

panzermk2
09-14-2006, 12:45 AM
Ms. Johnson wasn't playing around. I wonder if she still went to the range after the incident or was shooting a criminal in the commission of a crime enough target practice? :D From what I hear, Chuck Schumer is pretending this didn't happen and has not acknowledged it.


Chucky still pretends Al Gore won