Letters to the Editor — September 1, 2022

The problem: a law signed by Governor Hochul preventing concealed transport in Times Square.

Well, it seems clueless politicians have made Times Square a gun-free zone (“Sign of the Times Sq.: No guns,” Aug. 31).

Will criminals now voluntarily give up their guns as they walk through Times Square? I think we all know that’s not going to happen.

History shows us that if someone wants to kill, he will do it, whether it is with a gun, a knife, a pipe, a brick or an automobile. We’ve seen all of these weapons used recently in Times Square. So good luck with the new law.

Anthony Calabria

Staten Island

Another brilliant piece of legislation signed by our aspiring governor has made this town safer. She and the Albany lawmakers are truly improving life in this once great city.

Firearms will be prohibited in Times Square. Law-abiding citizens, who have the legal right to carry a firearm, will not be allowed to do so. I wonder if repeat criminals got the memo.

I pray that longtime Democrats (of which I was a part) will clean up the swamp and bring us much-needed change.

S. Kane, Brooklyn

You can pass all the laws you want regarding concealment of carry. It will do nothing to reduce the shootings and murders of innocent people, young and old.

“I would love to see these signs in a lot more areas around New York City,” said Council President Adrienne Adams.
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Do you think gangbangers care about gun laws? The only way to limit all these shootings and murders is to make sure that when someone is caught with an illegal firearm, they go straight to jail – and, if convicted of this crime, they spend a lot time in jail.

jimmy durda

The Bronx

Thus, the savages who rob old people and old people in wheelchairs on buses, run over old people on sidewalks, commit robberies with mopeds and shoot innocent citizens when driving by will see signs at Times Square banning guns and thinking, “Wow, I can’t bring my gun to Times Square anymore because it’s against the law”?

Jake McNicholas

White stone

So now that New York has a “gun-free zone” in Times Square, there may be “knife-free zones” in subways and on sidewalks.

Linda Friedland

Whippany, New Jersey

The Issue: The Post’s editorial on Donald Trump’s criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Former President Donald Trump is to blame for all the explosive spending bills passed since President Biden took office, not Sen. Mitch McConnell (“The GOP’s Lucky To Have Mitch,” Editorial, August 30) .

If the Republicans had kept the Senate, none of this would have happened. They lost because a deranged Trump, who only cares about himself and not the country or the Republican Party, convinced voters to stay home in the Georgia Senate election runoff because the vote in Georgia was “stolen” from him. The voters did it, the Democrats won, and the country is paying.

Get ready for a repeat performance. Trump will cost Republicans the Senate again, as his sponsored candidates will lose to Democrats.

Andrew Feinman


Your editorial mentions that McConnell blocked Attorney General Merrick Garland from the Supreme Court, and thank goodness he did.

But when Biden picked Garland to be the nation’s top law enforcement officer, did anyone anticipate trouble?

Look at who he targeted and untargeted. It’s a blatant crusade to settle scores. He will go down in history as one of the most vindictive and morally corrupt AGs this country has ever had.

John Fleming

Punta Gorda, Florida.

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