I posted this little rant in another post but wanted to share it and ask the community if the same is happening in your neck of the woods.
My city is in an economic death-spiral. The ghetto is creeping closer and closer to the shores of local municipalities that at one time had residents who kept their lawns maintained like world class putting greens and now they look like the ruins of Kosovo. I think it is about time that as responsible New Yorkers we gather together and collectively push for the repeal of the "Sullivan Law" and once and for all restore the ability of the average person to purchase and own a handgun for defensive purposes without having to go through the exhaustive permit process. The criminal element is like a hungry monster that will consume and destroy everything in its path if it is not contained. The police here are ok but they cannot be everywhere at once. It is for this reason that I recently suggested to a local politician who was glad-handing for votes at a local social club gun raffle that instead of promoting gun buy-back programs to reduce the access to guns in the ghetto he should instead be promoting a gun-giveaway program to put guns in the hands of responsible citizens who need to defend themselves against the marauding horde of criminal vermin that terrorizes our city. Needless to say he was a little slack-jawed at my suggestion.