State is leading by example on gun laws

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion As we have seen time and time again, guns can do great harm when they end up in the wrong hands. The gun enthusiasts of New York state have demonstrated that they take seriously their responsibility of gun ownership. Most gun owners I know lock their guns and ammunition away when not in use, teach their children safe gun-handling and hunting skills, practice with their guns and abide by the state laws put in place.After reading John Cropley’s Oct. 15 Gazette article, “N.Y. is home to low gun death rates,” it also sounds like New York state shop owners are doing their part as well.The article states that shop owners inspect their merchandise when it arrives to make sure it conforms to state laws, complete necessary paperwork and offer more safety classes and marksmanship training. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?center_img Mr. Cropley’s article also notes that the police are busy doing their job enforcing the Safe Act regulations. From 2013 to Sept. 2017, there have been 17 arrests for failure to register legally owned assault rifles, 123 arrests for possession of high-capacity magazines, 816 arrests for illegal possession assault rifles and 338 arrests for illegal possession of fully automatic weapons. When you think of the damage that can be caused by just one automatic weapon with high-capacity magazines, these arrests are even more impressive.The cooperation between gun owners, shop owners and law enforcement has helped to make New York one of safest states in the nation when reviewing firearms death rates. There were 144 fewer firearms deaths in 2014 than in 2005 in New York, and our state has the fourth-lowest death rate from firearms in the nation.There’s much more to be done to continue this trend.The mental health component and the need to improve the nation’s ability to do background checks are two areas in need of significant improvement. I feel that New York state citizens have set an admirable example as to how reasonable gun laws, and gun ownership, can co-exist.ROBERT KARANDYBurnt Hillslast_img read more

Cricket News India vs West Indies 1st Test: Virat Kohli eyes records of MS Dhoni, Ricky Ponting; Ravindra Jadeja set to join elite list

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India will take on West Indies in a two-match Test series as part of the World Test Championship starting August 22 in North Sound. India dominated West Indies in the T20I and ODI series winning them 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.Virat looks to equal PontingIndia captain Virat Kohli will hope to lead the team to another victory while achieving some milestones in Test cricket.The skipper will be eyeing MS Dhoni’s record as Test captain. When the Men in Blue take the field at the North Sound on Thursday, Kohli will be looking to equal Dhoni’s wins as captain and become the joint-most successful Test captain for India. Kohli currently has 26 wins from 46 matches, while MS Dhoni won 27 matches out of 60 as India’s Test captain. Kohli also needs just one more century to equal Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 Test tons as a skipper. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith leads the pack with 25 centuries in 109 test matches as captain.Ravindra Jadeja nears 200 wicketsMeanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja is also is on cusp of a record. The all-rounder is expected to be part of the playing 11. If he plays in the first Test against West Indies, he will be in line to achieve a special milestone. He needs 8 more wickets to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja will become the 10th Indian to join the club. He will be the second-fastest Indian after R Ashwin to breach the 200-wickets mark. last_img read more

League Cup: Chelsea 6 – 0 Wolves

first_imgChelsea produced a ruthless display to thrash Wolves and progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup as skipper John Terry returned to action.Three goals in the first 16 minutes set the tone before Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Victor Moses found the net.Gary Cahill opened the scoring with a header, before Ryan Bertrand and Juan Mata added two more before half-time.Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar’s cross.Having spent the morning at Wembley defending himself against an FA charge of misconduct , Terry captained the side and enjoyed some respite in front of his adoring fans.The Chelsea captain was a virtual spectator as he was treated to his side’s biggest win for almost two years as Stamford Bridge serenaded him with chants of “there’s only one England captain,” some 48 hours after he announced his retirement from international football. Chelsea gave debuts to Cesar Azpilicueta and Lucas Piazon, while Wolves opted to rest 10 players and were behind after four minutes when Cahill stooped to head in Juan Mata’s free kick at the far post.Chelsea’s youngsters, who looked lively throughout, then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu’s shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.The third goal was an exhibition from the established stars in the team, Mata starting and finishing a flowing move, exchanging passes with both Ramires and Torres before finishing expertly.It was not all plain sailing for Chelsea, however. First David Davis saw his strike tipped over before Slawomir Peszko surged clear of Terry and Cahill and rounded Ross Turnbull before shooting into the side netting.Chelsea maintained their momentum after the interval when De Vries brought Moses down, allowing Romeu to score his first goal for the club from the penalty spot. Torres got in on the act when he powered home a 58th-minute header from Mata’s corner before Oscar crossed for Moses to power home his first Chelsea goal on his full debut with 19 minutes remaining to complete a perfect night for Roberto di Matteo’s side.last_img read more

Champion Title at “Kosevo”: Magnificent Celebration of Maroon Fans (gallery)

first_img[wzslider autoplay=”true”]Immediately after the whistle, thousands of fans ran to the pitch in order to celebrate with players of FC Sarajevo, and the club management led with Vincent Tan celebrated in a ceremonial lodge.In front of more than 20.000 fans, among whom there were even tourists from Czech Republic and some other European countries, as well as in front of the majority owner, Vincent Tan, the team of FC Sarajevo won the Champion Title after eight years.For a long time, finish of the Premier League was not excited as this one, because it was not clear who will win the title until the last round.Already at the beginning, the match was promising, and we waited for the first goal for 12 minutes, when Leon Benko scored for the great celebration of Maroon fans. Three minutes later, Krste Velkoski increased the lead.FC Sloboda managed to reduce the lead of FC Sarajevo to 2:1 with the goal of Zajko Zeba, and that was the result of the first half. Both teams entered the game more cautious in the second half, and especially the host, and there were no more excitement as in the first half.Knowing what is “at stake“, the team of Sarajevo played cautiously, and in some moments, it seemed like they completely left the game in the middle to guests. It was the 78th minute when Nemanja Bilbija scored for 3:1 and when the whole stadium was literary on their feet, Even at the West stands, where it is not usual, the torches were lighted, and after the goal of Bilbija, the fireworks were seen above the stadium Kosevo. From 80th minute, the celebration actually started because it was clear that Sloboda cannot reach this advantage.(Source: read more