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Gun Control


To The Editor:

According to an article in the Courier on 4 June our illustrious Gov. Cuomo is going to push to loosen restrictions on abortion so more women will have the ability to murder their babies. This effort is stated as “preserving the right to choose.” From information available on New York’s official website there were 111,212 abortions performed state-wide in 2010. This is too few for our Governor.

According to the same official website, there were 860 murders in New York state in 2010. This is too many for Governor Cuomo. By passing the NY SAFE Act he thinks he can reduce this number. This idea will obviously fail because criminals are not in the habit of following the law to begin with.

So the Governor’s plan is to trample on the rights of law-abiding citizens by putting restrictions on our ability to defend ourselves. Generally more gun control has been shown to result in more crime and more murder. The Governor thinks too many humans are murdered with firearms and guns are the problem.

At the same he is pushing to increase the number of abortions in New York state, 111,212 is too few intentionally murdered baby humans.

This seems like a big hypocrisy to me, a glaring failure of logic.

Greg Yateman


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