Skip to comments.Ithaca fires back with its support for gun laws
Posted on 03/09/2013 11:46:50 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
ITHACA -- Many areas in New York State are calling for a repeal of new gun control laws. With over thirty counties asking for this to be overturned, the city of Ithaca is standing alongside Governor Cuomo
The Ithaca Common Council knows that this is a step in the right direction as they passed a resolution unanimously Wednesday night. Being a liberal leaning city, some people are not surprised where their city stands with the new laws.
Judy Scarpella has been a taxpayer with Ithaca for many years and she is used to the way that her city does business. "You have to look at the history of Ithaca and I think we're more progressive in that sense. We don't always vote like everybody else," says Scarpella.
Steve Smith is on the Common Council and was one of the crafters for this resolution. "Right now we have a piece of legislation that does a good job of taking guns out of the hands of people who really have no business of having guns," says Smith.
Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick is using this as a way to make his voice and opinion heard. "Here in Ithaca we really appreciate a lot of the provisions in the SAFE act, like the Webster provisions where it increases penalties for anyone who fires on first responders," says Myrick. "We've got no special interest except keeping the people in our city safe and keeping our police officers safe."
Interesting bit of bias on the part of the reporter there. "Knows" implies that opinion of the city council is fact, not opinion.
Being a liberal leaning city...
No, most cities are "liberal leaning." Ithaca is much worse than that. Ithaca is the City of Evil.
May have to destroy my grand dads old double Ithica 20 gauge which I hunted with over 50 years ago.
Soundslike Ithaca would make a good target for a burglar.
That would be a grave disservice to an earlier generation of hard working craftsman that built them back them.
They had nothing to do with the morons running the place now.
That gun is a piece of true blue American history. Care for it well my FRiend.
Ithaca gun company moved out of Ithaca, N.Y., didn’t they?
It's already the robbery capital of the Finger Lakes.
Yes. Over a quarter of a century ago.
My, how time flies. I was stationed at NROTC, Cornell University 1976-1980. I purchased a really great Buick Electra 225 from the Ithaca Gun Company. I remember Ithaca as a very snobby place but the concerts at Barton Hall were fabulous!!!!!
My daughter was accepted at Cornell as an undergrad but turned them down for Stanford. If she goes there for grad school I’ll definitely buy her a t-shirt.
Would Ithaca be willing to practice what they preach and ensure that every home in their boundaries is a voluntarily gun-free home?
LMAO , they deserve it.
the biased reporter:
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No! Please don’t! I’ll give your grandfather’s Ithaca a good home. I promise!
I regard the Model 37 Ithaca to be the 56 T-Bird of shotguns. The Remington 570 is of course the 57 Chevy, but hell, this thread’s about....
Not much of an improvement — And I was born and raised there.