19 May 2008

Gun Violence Seminar in New York Draws 25

Updated: Monday, May 19, 2008, 2:17 pm -- "Troopergate" in Albany, N.Y. is dominating the headlines there, BTW. More is coming out on disgraced former Gov. Elliot Spitzer, and his use of state troopers to go after political enemies. All while the city where New York's state capitol is houses crumbles, Spitzer was playing political footsie (when he wasn't playing spin the bottle at $2,000 an hour). And yet, someone the powers that be blame guns for all their troubles. Pitiful, just pitiful.

The voices calling for gun control are few, as evidenced by the turnout at an Albany, N.Y. summit on "gun violence." The Times-Union newspaper has the story.

Interestingly, just a few miles away in Vermont, there is virtually on crime. Why? Because law-abiding Vermont residents, and law-abiding visitors to Vermont, can carry a concealed firearm for their protection with no permits or licenses required.

Yet Albany, just a few miles to the west, has horrendous violent crime.

An armed society is a polite society.

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