Issue of the Week

Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

(275 votes)
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The horrific mass murder in Las Vegas has re-opened the national debate on gun control. Those in support of a ban on assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles believe there is no good reason for citizens to own guns capable of mass murder. Those against want freedom to own any type of gun, and feel it's a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights. Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

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Legislature

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

Long Island needs more charging stations for electric cars

(291 votes)
Vote up!
38.49%
(465 votes)
Vote down!
61.51%
756 votes

It's a chicken or the egg thing. In this case if charging stations are ubiquitous then Long Islanders will purchase more electric cars leading to less toxic auto emissions and cleaner air.

Put receptacles in every L.I. pharmacy to collect and recycle expired meds

(345 votes)
Vote up!
41.62%
(484 votes)
Vote down!
58.38%
829 votes

This way they won't get flushed down the toilet or put into landfills and leech into our aquifers.

Abandoned housing task force

(512 votes)
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46.89%
(580 votes)
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53.11%
1092 votes

Many houses in Nassau County have been abandoned and are in
foreclosure.

The Town is supposed to monitor these but only if someone complains and then the inspector does little to correct the lack of maintenance on the property.

A task force should be formed to make sure the properties are maintained so that they dont look like an eyesore.

This could consist of actual workers and the owners should be charged where their services fail.

motorcycles on the northern stste and meadowbrook parkways

(522 votes)
Vote up!
47.63%
(574 votes)
Vote down!
52.37%
1096 votes

The new motorcycles make a tremendous amount of noise on the parkway going through residential areas.

These may be speeding and the police cant seem to stop them.

You can hear them miles away.

They are Japanese racing bikes used by young people.

I suggest monitoring these noisy machines and ticketing them from cameras on overpasses or poles near the roadway.

They dont stay in a lane and are dangerous to car traffic.

Jimmy Ruocco OP SPLASH

(493 votes)
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44.49%
(615 votes)
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55.51%
1108 votes

Let us raise our voices as one!
Wednesday, October 14, 1pm-4pm

Nitrogen from Bay Park effluent contributes to seaweed growth around Point Lookout Beach

Public Meeting on Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan
Let's rally for Bay Park Ocean Outfall with Denitrification!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Regional Planning Council are hosting a public meeting to discuss development of the Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan.