Hoboken Week in Review: 12/16/2012

Weekly Recap for Hoboken, NJ – December 16, 2012

A selection of noteworthy posts for the week ending Sunday, December 16, 2012:

Politics and City Happenings

Other Hoboken Updates, Features & Events

Today in History

  • On this day in 1985, Mobsters Paul Castellano and Tom Bilotti are shot and killed on orders given out by infamous Gambino Crime Family member John Gotti, who then assumed the job of “Boss.”

Inspirational Quotes of the Week:

“This battle for “common-sense” gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, “gun control” legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook.”

– Larry Elder

“It’s not a gun control problem; it’s a cultural control problem.”

– Bob Barr

3 Responses

  1. trueblue11 says:

    Exactly WHY should the average citizen be able to purchase and keep an assault rifle that can hold 100 rounds? the second amendment??
    check this out:

    • trueblue11 says:

      sorry, the link didn’t post.

      http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/12/15-0
      [quote comment=”218669″]Exactly WHY should the average citizen be able to purchase and keep an assault rifle that can hold 100 rounds? the second amendment?? check this out:[/quote]

    • OpenEyes says:

      Rifles can only fire 2-3 bullets . You are confused with machine guns . In the US (but not NJ ,NY and other states) civilians may have a semi automatic machine gun that can fire 30 rounds, one at a time- not in rapid fire like the movies. Using any firearm, you may not fire rapidly or you will be kicked off range or issued a summons.
      Why Firearms- Perhaps they want to have defense against looters, bandits , home invaders that have machine guns that are automatic and against the law.

      “The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.
      If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.
      Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have often been places and times with high murder rates. Washington, D.C., is a classic example, but just one among many.
      When it comes to the rate of gun ownership, that is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas. The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks. For the country as a whole, hand gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down. ”
      [quote comment=”218669″]Exactly WHY should the average citizen be able to purchase and keep an assault rifle that can hold 100 rounds? the second amendment?? check this out:[/quote]

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