2018 mid-term elections are over, and now the public must live with the consequences of the votes. For one bipartisan group of constituents – gun owners – the result may well mean fewer rights and more targeted disenfranchisement on the horizon.
NY SAFE ACT
The National Rifle Association has released the 2018 ratings, in time for voters to review ahead of the mid-term elections. We review the status of the 11 members of the NY State Assembly we previously identified in an open letter on Red Flag legislation.
With the open letter of a wife and mother, discussing the threat to herself and her family, the trade off of gun control and restriction versus individual Rights comes into focus for the public.
The shooter in Jacksonville apparently was motivated because he lost a game. How he got the firearm, ultimately, is not important. The question that needs to be answered is WHY did a person playing a game decide that the best way to react to a loss was to kill innocent people. Without understanding the why, then a different firearm, or a bomb, or a car, or a sword, or whatever will be used. Without understanding the why, it will still exist and still be a factor.
The logic is therefore, if a firearm looks menacing it should be banned to enhance public safety. Given these actions, addressing the look of a firearm and mere possession as well as the broadest classifications of firearms and documentation of ownership, has the public become safer? No. Empirically, the only answer is no.
Perhaps the biggest question is, what conversation about gun control and the 2nd Amendment has America not yet had? If Kim Myers has anew position that has never been addressed before – or a compromise that has not been previously suggested – America is sure to be interested in what that is.
Steve Wells dodges constituent questions, evades on answers. Is this an example of what he would be like in Congress if elected?
As the nation continues to react to the Orlando shooting, the Supreme Court and Congress are equally taking action over the 2nd Amendment and gun restriction. The question is how far does the 2nd Amendment go in protecting the constitutional Rights of Americans?
Given the push, immediately in the aftermath of a mass shooting and/or terrorist attack, to demand action, it would appear that an emotional response (of whichever extreme) is likely. Concurrently, the likelihood of such sudden action being inadequate to resolve the root problem remains high.
Constituents can be please that State Sen. Akshar is not grooming himself to become the likes of Sen. Charles Schumer or Gov. Andrew Cuomo – figures in NY politics who seem addicted to being in front of news media cameras (when they want to be seen at all).