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NIGHTWATCH
January 4, 2006, 09:24 AM
This is the cause of confusion and struggle...drop this SOB a line :fire:



Mike's right to target guns -Michael Daly/ New York Daily News

The gunman accused of killing a monumentally innocent mother of two is in custody, but the gun is still out there, almost certainly in the hands of a criminal because any honest citizen would have long since turned it in.

The five shell casings that were recovered at the scene of the Dec. 28 shooting indicate the gun is a 9-mm. automatic. One of the casings provided the propulsive power to send a stray bullet through the left eye of 28-year-old Selina Akther as she stood by the window of her fifth-floor apartment in Queens.

The accused gunman, 23-year-old Daniel Carpio, has told police that he fired several shots into the air in a spasm of knucklehead bravado and then tossed the illegal handgun as he fled.

The police diligently searched the area with no result. They could only conclude that the weapon had been snatched up by another hand hungry for the power of life and death.

Even now, the gun may be in the waistband of some psychically stunted character who is ready to blast away at the slightest provocation or the first flash of a radio car's lights.

Another 9-mm. handgun that comes to mind is one that was used to shoot up a Brooklyn restaurant back in June. A man was arrested, but as in the Queens case the gun was not recovered.

In November, Police Officer Dillon Stewart and his partner attempted to pull over a car that had run a red light. The driver suddenly began blasting with what would prove to be the same gun that shot up the restaurant.

Stewart died from a bullet to the heart after giving valiant chase to his assailant. A final ironic twist came when his funeral was held in a church across the street from the restaurant.

Since then, the police have sought to determine exactly how the gun passed from the possession of the man who shot up the restaurant to the man who murdered Stewart. The man accused of the restaurant shooting is said to have been less than illuminating.

At least that gun is now among the 3,928 illegal firearms recovered in the city in 2005 as of Dec. 29. That number is all the more startling when you consider that the great majority of these recoveries involved police officers placing themselves in mortal danger.

Thousands upon thousands of illegal guns are still out there, including the 9-mm. pistol that killed Selina Akther. We can only hope that no other innocent soul has to die before that weapon is finally recovered.

More illegal guns pour into the city each day, almost all of them originating in other states. The exact numbers are difficult to determine, as the gun lobby has prodded Congress into placing such information outside the public view.

But, there is no disputing that Mayor Bloomberg is absolutely right to make ridding the city of what he terms "the scourge of illegal guns" the top priority of his second term. He speaks as someone who has stood in too many emergency rooms where doctors are fighting to save the life of yet another cop who has suffered firsthand the consequences of the gun trade.

We might all be safer if Bloomberg were able to bring along a Supreme Court justice or two. The court might then work up the moxie to make a definitive ruling regarding the Second Amendment, which states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Over the years, the court has consistently held that the provision applies only to state militias, now meaning the National Guard.

But, the court has shied away from ending once and for all what former Chief Justice Warren Burger termed "one of the greatest pieces of fraud." He was speaking of the effort by the gun lobby to twist the amendment's true meaning into a constitutional right for private citizens to possess firearms.

Presently, the big question posed to all prospective justices is their position on abortion. Many of the Right-to-Life crowd seem curiously unconcerned about handguns, which are essentially devices of retroactive abortion.

Meanwhile, the body of Selina Akther is being shipped home to Bangladesh from the safest big city in America. And the gun that killed her is still out there.

Originally published on January 4, 2006 mdaly@edit.nydailynews.com

link- http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/380031p-322595c.html

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gt3944
January 4, 2006, 09:41 AM
what an idiot...:cuss:

bogie
January 4, 2006, 09:54 AM
Editorials are often newspapers' version of trolling...

armoredman
January 4, 2006, 10:45 AM
Please stay in NYC, you moron.

Mongo the Mutterer
January 4, 2006, 11:27 AM
monumentally innocent in the first line should have told you what this was going to be about.

A. This guy can't write without hyperbole.

B. This guy is an idiot.

C. This guy is beyond hope. You can't fix stupid.

Cosmoline
January 4, 2006, 11:41 AM
Is this surprising? Almost no papers on that other seaboard are worth more than outhouse fodder. It's a foreign land full of evil men.

RavenVT100
January 4, 2006, 11:51 AM
What he said about the Supreme Court isn't true, but then again most of the lawyerly types in here know that.

Deer Hunter
January 4, 2006, 11:58 AM
Idiots like that are going to be the ones that get our (the law-biding citizens of America) guns taken away.

donkee
January 4, 2006, 02:35 PM
Idiots like that are going to be the ones that get our (the law-biding citizens of America) guns taken away.

I believe that is when these idiots will learn the real meaning of militia as it appears in the 2nd Amendment

el44vaquero
January 4, 2006, 02:49 PM
It's sad that his kind are allowed on the streets without being properly medicated and cared for.

ball3006
January 4, 2006, 03:39 PM
and there are now alot of them in Dallas........:cuss: chris3

Hawkmoon
January 4, 2006, 06:31 PM
" ... monumentally innocent ..."

Please help me comprehend. Is this, like, more innocent than "innocent"? If so ... how MUCH more innocent than "innocent"?

If the unfortunate woman was "monumentally" innocent, does this automatically mean that the idiot who shot her is "monumentally" idiotic, or do we have to await some other tribunal before he can be described with equivalent rhetoric?

Standing Wolf
January 4, 2006, 06:46 PM
Even now, the gun may be in the waistband of some psychically stunted character who is ready to blast away at the slightest provocation or the first flash of a radio car's lights.

I'd say the author of that "article" is definitely psychologically stunted.

Manedwolf
January 4, 2006, 06:55 PM
Is this surprising? Almost no papers on that other seaboard are worth more than outhouse fodder. It's a foreign land full of evil men.

Hey, the east coast is a lot better than the Blissninny Kingdom of ********** in its papers... I've seen lots of the "Take away guns and everyone will be peaceful and happy" tripe from editorials out there.

Manedwolf
January 4, 2006, 06:56 PM
Idiots like that are going to be the ones that get our (the law-biding citizens of America) guns taken away.

Just remember that the ones who most want to take people's guns away are also the ones who wouldn't touch them themselves.

It's hard for an unarmed person to take guns away from an armed one, you know? :D

torpid
January 4, 2006, 07:04 PM
Just remember that the ones who most want to take people's guns away are also the ones who wouldn't touch them themselves.

It's hard for an unarmed person to take guns away from an armed one, you know? :D

Not if they get authorities with guns to do it for them.


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Sam Adams
January 4, 2006, 07:04 PM
The court might then work up the moxie to make a definitive ruling regarding the Second Amendment, which states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Over the years, the court has consistently held that the provision applies only to state militias, now meaning the National Guard.

Utterly wrong. The Supreme Court last addressed the 2nd Amendment in US v. Miller (1939). At issue was whether possession of a short-barreled shotgun (almost certainly a hacksaw job) was subject to the then-new National Firearms Act of 1934. The guy charged, Miller, was a moonshiner, who managed to get himself offed before the case even went to the Supreme Court. He had won on the District Court level (i.e. it was ruled that the NFA didn't apply, which is why he was released from prison and was therefor able to be offed), and the Feds appealed directly to the Supreme Court. Since his client was dead and in no position to pay, Miller's lawyer didn't submit a brief and didn't show up for oral arguments, and therefore wasn't there to tell the Court that the government attorney LIED about the NFA.

Anyhow, the case went in the government's favor...BUT, the fact is that the Supreme Court analyzed the nature of the 2nd Amendment. In other words, where it could have easily reversed the District Court ruling by simply stating that Miller had failed to state a valid claim (meaning that Miller's claim that his 2nd Amendment rights were being violated had no basis in the law because it didn't apply to him), it didn't; instead that Court very CLEARLY indicated that the 2nd protected individual rights, and only analyzed if those rights were violated in that particular case. Without Miller's lawyer, the Court couldn't find that a short-barreled shotgun had some legitimate use as a militia weapon, which is why he - and we - lost. The fact that such guns were used by the military before the case, after the case and even up to the present was irrelevant.

A full account of the Miller case, including all legal filings, can be found at http://www.rkba.org/research/miller/Miller.html

Oh, and by the way, I'd love to know how the militia clause of the 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1791, could apply to the National Guard, created by an act of Congress in 1903. Besides, the NG is a "select militia," which is definitely NOT the "militia" of the 2nd Amendment (and, is specifically defined under current law as being different from the militia). Also, a 1990 Supreme Court case specifically (and by a 9-0 vote) indicated that a state's national guard is NOT the state militia, precisely because it is subject to federal orders (at the stroke of a Presidential pen).

The short answer is that this twit doesn't know shiite from Shinola.

bigun15
January 4, 2006, 07:05 PM
Meanwhile, the body of Selina Akther is being shipped home to Bangladesh from the safest big city in America. And the gun that killed her is still out there.

Oh yeah, New York is safe all right. DID YOU NOT READ YOUR OWN ARTICLE?

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