Today, on the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, a little over a month after the killing of an unarmed African-American teen, I find out that a GOP asshole in upstate New York proposed a "stand your ground" law for New York State. The fact that he originally proposed this legislation in 2008, and that it received little media attention appalls me.
Additionally, there are Republican efforts to legislate reciprocal concealed carry laws, which would enable lunatics from states with absolutely no gun control to bring firearms into states with tough concealed carry laws.
Shit, the New York metropolitan area has a population of almost 20 million. We have to deal with many, many individuals throughout the course of a typical day. Every once in a while, we get irritable... the last thing we need is a law which would allow uninvestigated shootings to take place. We have enough clueless tourists wandering around the city as it is, do we really need fearful rubes with itchy trigger fingers clogging Times Square? Shit, we have one too many cowboys in Manhattan- no need for a full-blown Wild West Show.