Found this article and thought it would be good reading. I wonder if Chuck Schumer read this. Also, there's a racial tone to this. Pay attention, kids...... - A weekend shooting rampage at a bar and restaurant on Manhattan's East Side is a clear demonstration that New York state's gun control laws have failed to protect the public, says a gun rights group. Joe Waldron, Executive Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, called the racially motivated shooting of three people by alleged gunman Steven Johnson a "failure of gun control." Johnson, who is black, reportedly invaded the bar, intent on killing as many white people as he could before police killed him. Police call the phenomenon "suicide by cop." "New York has some of the most draconian gun laws on the books," Waldron observed, "and every one of them was promoted by their sponsors as a measure to prevent this kind of rampage. But all these gun laws have done is disarm law-abiding citizens, making them easy prey for criminals and maniacs who will always managed to get a gun, no matter how many laws are passed to keep firearms out of the hands of honest people." In a press release, Waldron called Johnson's act an "outrage" that might not have happened if even one customer in the bar had been legally armed. Waldron said the shooting should "galvanize New Yorkers to demand repeal of restrictive gun laws that leave them at the non-existent mercy of urban terrorists and madmen."