For Entry In Record
Albany Common Council Meeting 4/4/07
Hon Jerry Jennings, Mayor
and Members of Albany Common Council
This statement is in OPPOSITION to the proposed Local Law to be considered at tonight's Common Council meeting. This proposed local law should be immediately voted down or withdrawn.
This proposed local law would violate the U S Constitution, Second Amendment right of law abiding American Citizens to bear arms.
The U S Supreme Court has ruled that police are not under any obligation to protect citizens in their homes. This means that citizens have the responsibility to defend and protect their homes, property and the the lives of themselves and their loved ones. This local law would severely hamper the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves, their homes and property from those who would do them harm.
In an age of terrorism, this proposed local law is absurd. We are told by the U S Office of Homeland Security, that in the next wave of terror attacks we can expect to be on our own for days and possibly weeks or more. We are told to stock pile food, water, and other emergency supplies.
Take away the guns from private, law abiding citizens, and they will be unable to defend themselves, their loved ones and their property from the pillaging and plundering marauders , civil disorder and anarchy that can be expected to follow the next wave of terror attacks.
Recall the civil disorder and anarchy that followed the Katrina natural disaster. Citizens with guns were able to repel looters and attackers. Those without guns fell victim to the lawless marauders. Many cops fled or did not report to duty. The law abiding citizens were on their own.
Is this what you want to happen to law abiding residents of the City of Albany?
Criminals do not obey laws. The Albany Police Department has the computer technology in place to plot gun violence incidents and profile the geographic neighborhoods , the offenders,
the victims, and the reasons for gun violence incidents.
Any astute citizen can tell you where the gun violence is occurring and who is perpetrating it.
The better solution to Albany's gun violence problem, is the greatly increase the penalties, and to step up Operation Impact. Go into those neighborhoods where the gun violence is occurring and disarm the offenders and potential offenders.
The criminals, anti-social malcontents, and gang bangers are the allies of the foreign terrorists who seek to destroy us and our way of life.
The Mayor of Albany and Common Council would be guilty of aiding and abetting our sworn enemies by passage of a local law that would severely limit the Second Amendment right of law abiding citizens to bear arms, taking away the self-defense ability of law abiding citizens when terrorists attacks or natural disasters occur.
Vote down this ill conceived local law. Step up Operation Impact in those neighborhoods where the gun violence is occurring and disarm the criminals, malcontents and gang bangers
NOW before it is too late for you and for us.
J P Sullivan, President
Buckingham Pond/Crestwood NA
518 438 5230
Labels: NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH/CRIME