samhill wrote:Then technically you could carry an M-60 with a full can of ammo or anything else around with you all day. Be careful what you wish for, there are a lot of loose cannons that can go off for little reason & they walk among us.
I think Sam is right. Like mayor Koch he seems to be a liberal blessed with common sense.
Cities are a different environment from the usual suburban and rural communities that we can understand. They are chock full of the same frustrations to human development that has led to the appearance of ISIS in another part of the world. The same potential is there for similar behaviour and unrestricted guns is sure to bring it out in the cities.
A city like NY was also a major manufacturing center; just over the East River was Long Island City which was designed as an industrial center and lower Manhattan was full of machines punching out things. There was opportunity no matter an intellectual or educational level. A place to work out basic human urges and desires, to be a part, to belong. Isolation is a harsh punishment. Give your dog food and water but chain him in the basement and guess what will happen when he can no longer be a dog.
All that began to disappear after WWll and with it opportunity for a great many. Liberal government could supply food and shelter but not food for the spirit. That need was increasingly met by the formation of gangs and the illegal drug trade. Opportunity for charlatans like Sharpton but few others, yet the outlet for frustration he represents is real.