Originally published on this website June 12, 2000
To Senator Michael A. L. Balboni
803 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Dear Senator Balboni:
I am sure that by now you have probably received countless letters/phone
calls, etc. requesting that you do NOT propose any additional gun control. These
people have probably told you time after time that it is enforcement of the
existing laws that will reduce crime.
Telling a law MAKER not to make any additional laws to protect his/her
constituents is essentially the same thing as telling he / she to do nothing -
to simply let the "enforcers" take care of the problem.
It is the purpose of this letter to let you know that there is actually one
more piece of legislation that you could introduce, and subsequently have
written into law, that will save more lives than any other.
Simply put: keep the criminals off of my / our streets for as long as
possible by immediately placing a BAN on all of the following: 1- parole 2-
probation 3- leniency in sentencing 4- concurrent sentencing and the greatest
insult to law abiding tax payers: 5- "time off for good behavior".
Your fellow legislators have placed numerous restrictions on inanimate
objects (firearms), yet simply stand silent every time yet another convicted
criminal walks out of prison long before his/her original sentence has been
fully served -- this is an outrage. Please do not tell us that the courts /
criminal "justice" system are/is working - the victims of the recent
slaughter at that Wendy's restaurant are all proof positive that the
"system" needs to be changed. I cringe each and every time I read of
yet another parolee committing yet another PREVENTABLE murder, rape, robbery,
assault, car-jacking, break-in, etc. AS SHOULD YOU!!
Enclosed you will find a copy of a web page detailing the results of the
legislative efforts in Australia - efforts to make the citizens
"safer" by banning / confiscating firearms. (Granted, this approach
has yet been brought to the legislative forefront here in the U.S. - but you
must agree that this is the "ultimate" approach.)
The "ultimate" anti-gun program has failed miserably in Australia
(because the criminals, true to form, are simply ignoring the additional
legislation) thereby nullifying any reason to attempt/propose any lesser and/or
additional "Anti-gun" legislation here in the U.S. (especially in New
The solution is simple: allow law-abiding citizens to keep their guns and
keep lawbreakers in jail for as long as possible. The DECREASE in crime will be
the direct result of YOUR hard work.
*** If the above ban on parole, probation, etc. is NOT possible, please call
me to let me know why not - I would be very interested to know why....as would
my fellow citizens.
Please keep all of the above in mind when Governor Pataki begins to push his
proposals for new gun laws - particularly the ban on "assault