You're right, I don't see anybody wishing him dead... I'm going off of similar threads in the past regarding public officials we don't agree with and the sentiments expressed there. I know there is no love whatsoever in this forum for the Governor, and I don't expect there to be. My apologies for throwing this thread in among the others.
The fact is the second amendment is doomed in this state until we can get true conservatives elected to statewide office and holding the majorities in both houses of the legislature. That isn't going to happen when the conservatives keep fleeing the state... and yes, when and if Elliot gets elected I will be one of those fleeing as well. What I see happening is this. Those who think as we do will head for greener pastures. With it will go our tax dollars. Wall Street, the economic engine of this state, need no longer remain based here thanks to technology. Once they pack up and head out you are going to have an apathetic middle class being bled dry, the welfare and entitlement leaches and not much else left here.
I honestly fear where this state will be in 10 years. The fiscal situation of the state is beyond perilous. We are losing citizens yet our budget is increasing at three times the rate of inflation. We have an inverted pyramid in this state that makes social security look like a perfectly solvent and dependable retirement option.
And who do we have to blame for that... its not just the Governor... its Bruno, Silver and all their members on BOTH sides of the aisle that vote like sheep in support of what their leadership tells them to do. Truly independent minded legislators are a near extinct species. Unfortunately most New Yorkers have the mentality that there are 211 legislators in Albany and 209 are bums... everyone except their senator and assemblyman.
In any event, this state has problems beyond belief... the gun laws are but one aspect. These problems are not the cause of one man, there is plenty of blame to go around, Let us not forget, the AWB would have gone nowhere if Bruno said no. The fact is Bruno felt that it was the only way to save his LI members and the Senate majority. Yes, you can blame the Governor... but you know as well as I do that nothing hits his desk without Silver AND Bruno agreeing in advance. And even if the Governor vetoed it, the veto would have been overridden because Bruno wanted that law in place to protect his people.
Yes, plenty of blame to share and a lot of reasons to follow folks like Dan and ChapperJoe to a free state.