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To The Editor:

New York State needs a new governor, as Andrew M. Cuomo has proven by the fact he has nothing new to offer the state. This is proven by his action since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which 20 children and six adults were killed. Right after the shooting he was dancing in the blood of the victims to advance a plan for more gun control (people control). On Jan. 15, the governor signed the NYSAFE Act, which does not do anything to stop gang violence. It does not nullify the federal Safe Schools Act of 1990 which created gun-free school zones (in which shooters can’t bring guns and kill children and teachers).

President Obama sends his daughters to the Washington, D.C.-based Sidwell Friends School that has no less than 11 armed guards. Result? No school shootings.

NYSAFE does not legalize marijuana so gangs would have nothing to fight over (marijuana needs to be legalized but not glorified like the deadly drugs alcohol and tobacco are). It does not investigate the violent side effects of Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs that many school shooters are taking. But what it does do is criminalize the law-abiding New York State residents and gives criminals and terrorists a get away free pass.

New York should look into Vermont’s gun laws. Vermont is more liberal (freer than New York) and one of the safest states in the country.

After the shooting stops, politicians come out from their safe zones and call for more gun control while many of them carry guns or have their own private or public security details for themselves and their families. Because they know their “safe” laws don’t keep you safe: proven by the results of Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., and Columbine High School in Colorado.

Kevin Doran

Ogdensburg

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