I attended a public forum meeting at the Watertown NY Dulles State building last night sponsored by a local businessman named Jack Bonner, owner of JSL Communications, to discuss school security, mental health and firearm issues. At the meeting Mr. Bonner advocated that Assault weapon owners not register their weapons with NYS, because soon NYS will likely want to confiscate those weapons, and if NYS doesn’t know you own an ‘Assault Weapon’ they can’t take them back once the new laws are passed.
He ended the meeting by saying that if Government is on your doorstep, I’ll be there to fight it out with you, against any government attempting to take your guns back. If Mr. Bonner is to be believed Government seizure of weapons is likely to cause and armed insurrection. They’ll fight it out if it's the only way to keep NYS’s Gov. Cuomo and the Federal Government from carrying out a weapons
confiscation program; after passage of new 'Gun Control' laws.
Also sitting in on the panel were Supt. of Watertown Schools, Terry N. Fralick, and former candidate for Sheriff Charles F. “Chuck” Ruggiero. These openly ultra Conservative types led the meeting and didn’t exactly make Progressives like myself feel welcome; but neither did they discourage me from attending, I shook both Mr. Bonner’s an Mr. Ruggiero’s hand introducing myself to them. I was denied the few minutes I had been promised to speak at an open Mic for the purpose of stating the case for ‘Gun Control’ legislation now.
A large portion of the meeting did focus on School Gun Control issues and what actions were being taken by Supt. Terry Fralick to beef up school security. Very little from what I could gather –there isn’t going to be armed security in every school, and Mr. Fralick said that ‘Unions’ prevented him from having armed Teachers in Watertown Schools.
Parents at the meeting remain very disturbed that students in Watertown Schools are not being adequately protected, and too little is being done by Mr. Fralick to beef up Security. I suggested he hold open meetings and take direct suggestions on how to accomplish better School security in Watertown Schools, but he made no commitment to do so at this meeting.
After over two hours it was time to end the meeting and I tell you now Mr. Bonner and others in attendance believe it is going to come down to a war with local, State or Federal authorities to hang on to gun owners assault weapons once Gov. Cuomo and the Federal Government pass gun control legislation. I don’t think this is an idle threat, they believe it to their core.
Mike Flynn ‘Middle Class Mike’