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  •  The new restrictions I've read so far (9+ / 0-)

    appear to lower clip capacity from ten to seven and require a mandatory life sentence without parole for shooting a first responder as well as requiring re-registration of all assault weapons.

    The assault weapon designation is an absurdity that has little to do with functionality as compared to any other semi-automatic rifle. Clip capacity reduction might have a modest positive effect.

    Given that the Center for Disease Control and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms bureau are prevented by law from studying and publishing data on gun injuries and deaths it is difficult to know what if any effect any of these changes in the law might have.

    As for doing what is reasonably necessary to defend oneself, even if it involves risks associated with breaking the law, as one commenter above noted: its easier to get out of jail than out of the graveyard.

    The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

    by Wolf10 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:51:18 PM PST

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    •  Thanks also limits on ammo and registration with (5+ / 0-)

      the intent of "voluntary" confiscation further down the road.

      Not to mention Mental Health revisions:

      20.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 9.46
         10  to read as follows:

      FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, THE TERM "MENTAL HEALTH PROFES-
         14  SIONAL" SHALL INCLUDE A PHYSICIAN,  PSYCHOLOGIST,  REGISTERED  NURSE  OR
         15  LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER.
         16    (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  LAW  TO  THE CONTRARY, WHEN A MENTAL
         17  HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CURRENTLY PROVIDING TREATMENT SERVICES TO  A  PERSON
         18  DETERMINES,  IN  THE  EXERCISE OF REASONABLE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT, THAT
         19  SUCH PERSON IS LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN CONDUCT THAT WOULD RESULT IN  SERIOUS
         20  HARM  TO  SELF OR OTHERS, HE OR SHE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT, AS SOON
         21  AS PRACTICABLE, TO THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES, OR THE DIRECTOR'S
         22  DESIGNEE, WHO SHALL REPORT TO THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE  SERVICES
         23  WHENEVER  HE  OR  SHE AGREES THAT THE PERSON IS LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN SUCH
         24  CONDUCT.

      Let me tell you a short story.  In 1996-1997 I was having pain in my lower back that would knock me to the floor.  Went for test after test after test.  Was first diagnosed with "kidney stones", then a "bladder infection" and 8 months later finally diagnosed with lymphatic cancer that's origin was a mass on my right kidney.  

      I was told I had less than a year to live if I didn't go through with their fear driven "recommendations".  With said "recommendations" I was told I could live maybe 3 or 4 more years! Yahooo!  I wanted the entire mass removed from my kidney and they said they wouldn't do that that I had to undergo a biopsy and then chemo, etc, they said it was the only choice I had.  I reluctantly agreed.

      I soul searched for almost 2 months (while waiting for the scheduled appointment at Roswell, here in Buffalo). I didn't want the thing in me, but they wouldn't remove it. I didn't know what choice I had. Did I want to die a slow death and be drugged up when I passed or did I want to live and enjoy what time I had left?

      That was the choice I had to make.

      On the morning of the surgery, on my way to the hospital I stopped at a red light that if I turned right, I'd be going directly to the hospital and I sat there, through 3 lights, and I didn't turn down the street, instead I drove straight onto the 33 Expressway and out of Buffalo.  I ended up in Ohio, 3 days later I found my way back home and I never went back to Roswell.

      13 yrs later, I'm still here and the growth is still there and I'm still alive.

      Tell me how this law would have effected me if it had been "the law" then?

      Tell me that the authoritarian medical industry wouldn't have had me committed today!

      Now they're obligated legally.

      UGH!!!!!!!!!

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 09:57:22 PM PST

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    •  The CDC is not prohibited from studying (0+ / 0-)

      and publishing data on gun injuries. That's a gun-controller myth.

      Grantees receiving CDC funding are prohibited from lobbying.

      Completely different thing.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 03:10:40 AM PST

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