Great to see the site used for several purposes. Perhaps part left for nature, part for a public swimming pool and one part for high end single family housing to provide the property tax revenue for the rest. There are loads of Brownfields loans/grants that are available for such sites, letting it lie vacant and just have the pollution leach doesn't seem the answer to me. Let's do something progressive and efficient
I'm not quite sure what he does other than ribbon cutting. He seem like a nice warm guy. I don't sense that level of professionalism and foresight like that in Stamford, whether it's Mike Pavia, Dannell Malloy or the bevy of candidates seeking office this year. Norwalk's politics and business lacks any sense of plan and seems to just go in the direction of the moment. I'm also shocked that the Mayor's benign response to violent crime over the years. View Comment
why do I feel sadly comforted when a shooting happens away from my neighborhood. We need more surveillance out there. My guess is the shooting yesterday is connected with the Stamford Cove shooting a few days ago. View Comment
Ken P, I'd put money on it the other guy here (victim) owns a gun. Do you really think that only one side in these cases has a gun? I've heard the people shooting at each other here and I can promise you it doesn't make me feel safer knowing that both sides have guns. Sounds like you have a little of the Nancy (lanza) Rifle Association thinking going on here...after all she owned all the guns in her house..made her much safer. View Comment
The idea is to make it more difficult for them to break the law. No one thinks that gun registration/background checks is a panacea. Most of the guns on the street were bought legally and NOT stolen but transported from ez gun law States to tougher gun laws States. Sensible gun control laws are no closer to repealing the 2nd Amendment then laws against yelling fire in a crowded moving theatre is a repeal of the 1st amendment. View Comment
There are no FBI stats that support that statement, there is a claim of an FBI stat that 1 million people defend themselves with guns but that was never put out by the FBI. The sensible gun laws suggested don't stop you from having a handgun or a rifle in your home, just not a semi-automatic that can shoot 30 bullets in a clip. There's lots of drivel on here about "media" bias, perhaps if people would simply look at what the impact would be of passing gun registration-background checks and limits of 1 a month handgun purchases, they'd realize this is as close to repealing the 2nd amendment as limits of yelling fire in a crowded movie theatre is to repealing the 1st amendment. It's much more likely someone in my family will be struck by a wayward bullet intended for someone else in SONO then someone will try to break into my house and injure a family member.
http://factcheck.org/2012/12/gun-rhetoric-vs-gun-facts/. There's nothing to support that 1 million figure. Clearly I now iunderstand why proponents of the Nancy (Lanza) Rifle Association wants to stop background checks for mental illness
Yeah they are such radicals, they want to limit purchases of handguns to one a month or 12 a year. There goes the Nancy (Lanza) Rifle Association again. I know those blue helmeted UN troops are about to swoop in..gotta have an arsenal...or is it the riots and anarchy of the streets after Hurricane Sancy...oops not one murder in NYC for those 5 days. Guess Sheepdog is an expert at counting must've been from his helicopter. Clearly they have to improve the mental health laws too View Comment
Her method and choice of guns didn't cost those lives? She had a semi-assault gun that was made available to a disturbed and trained (though not in the military) son. As for fun...I'm sure there are loads of other ways to have fun. It might be fun to travel 200 mph on I95, doesn't mean you should be allowed to do it. View Comment
Nancy Lanza never used her guns to harm anyone, but her choice of gun, and her method of storing the gun cost 26 lives. There is no need for anyone to have a semi-assault gun and there is no "right" to have it. Likewise there is no reason to not have as great a control on guns as on pseudophed (law abiding pseudophed users do not manufacture illegal drugs( and track the guns. There is no reason not to have a license and registration requirement with regular renewals like an automobile license and car registration (law abiding drivers do not use automobiles to run people over). You are creating a strawman by making this about guns versus no guns.
colonial america for real? a rural country devoid of a drug problem, who's population was largely subsistence or income earrning farmers (except for the slaves)? As for dozens of examples of concealed weapons stopping mass shootings- other than Portland lets here em. My fear is not getting shot by someone aiming at me but getting shot by a stray bullet from two people shooting at each other! For every Portland example there the multitude of examples like NYC where bystanders got shot by trained police officers responding to a shooting. Where in the Constitution does it state there is a civil right to a semi-automatic gun that can fire off 30 bullets in seconds? If that's in the Constitution than why aren't machine guns? This isn't an argument for and against banning guns, it's an argument for having sensible gun regulation with thorough and regular background checks with as close to 100% registration as possible (ie. like Switzerland) and with limited to no semi-assault weapons versus doing nothing. Hey if all those people with concealed weapons go through the thorough and regular background checks, register their guns and don't allow semi-assault weapons, like every other advanced country in the world (all of which have homicide rates that are fractions of ours), I have little to no problem.
When will Moccia and other city leaders take part and standup to the ongoing gun violence. It is disappointing to see the Mayor cutting ribbons but not showing the courage to engage himself and his office in South Norwalk. Where's Cory Booker when you need him.
People in cities like Chicago either purchase them legally in nearby States with lax gun laws or buy them from "gun runners" who purchase them in those lax gun law States and resell them in the City. This is well known and I've met "gun runners". We need uniformly strict gun laws. Scott Kimmel may be unrealistic and perhaps his ideas have to be turned back a notch or two to gain broad support but the thrust of the argument is correct. View Comment
maybe Norwalk Hospital can do what Stamford Hospital did when they bought St. Joe's and keep the pool open and available as both a recreational and therapeutic pool. The pool wing was in good condition