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  1. Im all for responsible gun ownership, and reasonable gun legislation. What ive seen in the past month has been neither one... Ive seen gun owners flocking to the stores to stock up on 30 round magazines incase of a "zombie apocolypse"...seriously if you believe in zombies you have no business owning a gun... and ive seen politicians push through legislation that does little more than make people feel better... Fundementally everyone should have a right to keep a handgun or long gun in their home to protect their property, presuming they are not mentally ill or a criminal. I agree 100% with any law that improves the background check process on gun purchasers. Sure, you might have to wait a little longer to buy a gun, but if it keeps a single nutjob or felon from buying a gun, which it does, im all for it. I also have no problem making "straw purchases" explicitly illegal. That being said, only 12% of the guns used in crimes are purchased through a licensed dealer or retailer, so to believe that improving background checks is a fix-all is naive. The overwhelming majority of guns used in crimes are 'street guns'...the purchasers of whom have no regards for any law... If your going to break the most grave law of all, and murder, do you really care if you broke the law when you bought your gun in exchange for crack? Ultimately the best way to decrease illegal gun crime and use is probably to get serious about cracking down on street level drug crime. The two walk hand in hand. As for legislation that limits firearms physically, i tend to fall pretty center of the line on it... Alot of the pro-gun crowd screams and whines over ANY legislation that limits types of firearms. lets face it- THERE SHOULD BE some limit on the weaponry a private citizen can posess. You realistically do not need 30 round magazines, fully automatics or bazookas to protect your property. That being said, i think the 7 round limit being imposed is woefully inadequate and essentially made a huge number of gun owners in violation of the law overnight, simply because the majority of guns are fitted with 10 round magazines or more. The 7 round limit will push gun makers out of new york, leave homeowners with the choice of a bolt-action or revolver to protect their land- both of which are insufficient in my opinion given the types of weapons thieves are wielding, and in the long run of things it will do NOTHING to prevent gun violence or limit its effects. its just a way for the politicians to look like they are doing SOMETHING. Along similar lines, anything that bans a specific gun simply because of what color it is, how it looks or the furniture on it is similarly useless... So what would work?? What is reasonable? The parts about improving background checks, making straw purchases illegal and keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill- thats all reasonable... As for the guns themselves... The limits on them should be simple: No more then 10 rounds, No Fully automatics, No silencers. Bar those three things, anything else is resonable for a responsible gun owner to keep to protect his property and family and to participate in hunting. I just finished reading the president's draft plan on the issue, and i cant believe the amount of money being tossed towards mental health, school counselors, medical research into gun violence, etc.... Theres alot of money being earmarked towards things that MIGHT fix the problem SOMEDAY... when for half as much money they could of put a few cops in every school and FIXED the problem TODAY. as an added benefit you might see less drug crime in schools and have a trained emergency responder in the school to respond to medical emergencies until EMS arrives... If someone is absolutely crazy no amount of voluntary counselling in the world will keep them from killing. but a well trained police officer will everytime.
  2. at this time, no, in fact several motorcycle gangs have already offered to do exactly that, and the families asked that they not. They want the attention to remain on our fallen brothers and not be placed on a sideshow instead. From what we were told state police have given protesters a 'spot' to protest IF they show up, which they might not even show up, in a parking lot over a mile from the school. Their permit is for that 'spot' only and if they go anywhere other than there they will face charges. If you feel compelled to help, consider making a donation to the West Webster Fireman's Association or go into a local ESL branch and ask to donate to the family of the firefighters.. Making a donation to either will be a great way to help out, as the families of both firefighters have a long road ahead of them and they will need as much support- financially and emotionally- as they can get for the road ahead of them... Food, drinks, cookie platters, six foot subs, coffee, and all sorts of other things have been flowing into firehouses, ambulance stations and hotels everywhere for the tens of thousands of visiting first responders that are staying in town for the services, and at this time as far as i know we have more than enough food and drinks to last. Really money for the families is the best donation that can be made. Of course the other donation that has been incredible is that of trucks/men from out of town fire departments. Fire departments from HOURS away have been sending crews and units up here to cover monroe and wayne county firehouses so that we can attend the services.
  3. well be there as well... if nothing else, this has shown how strong of a sense of community webster has, and has shown to the entire world why they call the fire service a brotherhood... Its something that those on the outside- with the exception of maybe combat veterans and police officers- would have a hard time understanding.
  4. church my ass... the whole thing that theyre all relatives and a church is a farse. theyre nothing but a group of bored lawyers who do this to incite lawsuits to line their pockets... Best thing to do is to give them zero attention and let them be forgotten like the scum they are. Dont let them take the limelight away from what tens of thousands of people will be comming to webster to do this weekend... pay respects to our fallen brothers.
  5. horrible. as a firefighter from a neighboring department i spent much of the day at the scene. words cannot describe the things i saw and will never be able to remove from memory. What sticks with me the most though is the creepiest part. Back in june or july me and my buddy had seen the suspect a few times, at the pier on the webster side and also at shipbuilders creek. I remember that face and that beard, and i remember my buddy saying he looked like an axe murderer. the few times we saw him at the pier you got a wierd vibe from him... As soon as i saw his mugshot on the news, i knew it was him. what a creepy feeling. please keep our brothers and their families in your prayers... the two still at strong are doing better and should recover.
  6. the best thing that seems to work for me is berkly GULP! alive twister tail minnows on a jighead...usually in bright colors. Though small spinners like Panther Martins and Bucktail jigs are always a safe bet as well. to me jigs are the ultimate in smallmouth bait.
  7. i remember when i was young a neighbor with a boat used to take us off either shipbuilder's or Pultneyville in about 20fow. we would always get into big patches of smallies... Now i cant remember the last time i pulled a smallmouth out of the lake or even the bay for that matter. every smallie ive gotten in the past 10 years has either been out of the genesee or the erie canal. Id say the canal has some of the best smallmouth fishing around if you know what your doing. Its odd that largemouth populations seem to be doing pretty well, while smallmouths are dropping significantly short of heading up to the st lawrence area.
  8. nice... when i fish bottom rigs the horizontal length of line ALWAYS ends up getting twisted around the vertical length. its annoying and ruins bait presentation.
  9. im surprised to hear of guys getting these on spoons and stick baits. ive taken my fair share of sheephead, but its ALWAYS on live bait bottom rigged... so far for me softshell crabs seem to produce the best... though you will still get them on worms, leaches, cut bait and just about anything else that smells. Ive caught em in the erie canal before, the genesee and the Ibay small boat harbor... Drum are extremely sensitive to temperature changes, so the best time to fish for them is when the water temperature has been fairly consistent for a while.
  10. frm03064

    channel cats

    i just posted a thread in the Lake O tributary section about my channel cat exploits on the genesee.. The Genesee is full of em from end to end, and ones in the 10lb range are not uncommon... I fish for em just south of the mouth in the area of turning point park and the pattonwood bridge. The waters slow, muddy and gets nice and warm on a sunny day... My two preferred methods are either good old fashioned crawlers on hooks about 8" above a pyramid weight, or my best method overall is probably going to wegmans or tops and getting a pint of fresh chicken livers. You cut off some fatty chunks, wrap it up in spawn net material and tie it just like you would an egg sac. put it on a small baitholder hook with 2 heavy splitshots about 10" above the hook... just cast it will slowly go with the current but it should stay close to the bottom. this method produces best for me... and since the livers are wrapped in net they stay on the hook great.
  11. thats exactly what i use. ever since i finished college about 4 years ago my dorm fridge has sat in storage and collected dust... last fall i had a ton of salmon eggs and was tying up a handful of sacs here and there... keeping them in the same fridge as my food 1)gave that fridge a funk and 2)alot of eggs got too cold and nearly froze since i keep my fridge set pretty high... The dorm fridge was perfect, i cleaned it up and brought it inside and use it just for fishin bait now...and maybe a 6 of beer. Noticed a slight bump in my electricity bill running 2 fridges, but its really not much of anything and well worth it.
  12. i tend to have good luck overturning stumps in the woods/dry creek bed behind my apartment... usually each rock or stump i overturn is good for a half dozen or so... As for keepin em fresh, i have a small mini-fridge that is dedicated to fishing bait only... its stocked with egg sacs all fall and crawlers all summer.
  13. as a general rule of thumb i release almost all of my fish, in an entire year of fishing if i keep a few perch and a catfish thats alot.
  14. neat post. ive heard stories about there being gar in irondequoit bay. not sure if its true.
  15. anyone been to the canal locks yet for smallies? that was my money-spot last summer.
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