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March 26, 2013

Cuomo policy: Informing on gun owners

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A shooting spree and multiple murders in Mohawk/Herkimer are merely a photo op, and a protest by 10,000 New Yorkers at the state Capitol is not worthy of your time.

Your endless delays of fracking permits, thus keeping much of rural upstate New York in recession, while our rural neighbors in Pennsylvania prosper and still manage to run their farms, is pure political cowardice.

Certainly, your “tip line” and “30 pieces of silver” that encourage upstate New Yorkers to turn in their neighbors if they suspect illegal firearm possession is only a means to an end. Create a few more stats about gun crimes, and you never know, with a little luck, maybe tempers will flare, and there will be real trouble.

I’m just saying. Could be more photo ops for you, and really, that’s all that counts. Who cares about all the trouble you will leave behind. You certainly don’t.

CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at chuck.ontherightside@gmail.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.

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