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Hey there, first of all, massive thanks for adding all of the safety content to the travel guide! We can't accept content that appears on other sites due to our copyleft license and the fact that citations don't happen within the text. Therefore all content must be original. Some of the content seems to come from , I'll leave it up for the night so long as you're able to rewrite it as original work. Otherwise, I'll have to remove it tomorrow morning. Again please accept our thanks for the initiative! Looking forward to your edits! IBcaldera (talk) 20:42, 23 February 2016 (EST)
There is nothing non-original about my posts. It was not copied from anywhere. All of the information comes from my knowledge of the matters, as a former law enforcement officer, military NCO, medic, security instructor and teacher of law and history. I have no idea what nationstates.net is and have never been to that site. With all due respect... I believe that I have better knowledge of carrying a firearm in New York State (I have carried firearms in defense of my community and nation, and as a armed civilian for over 30 years now) that someone from LA. I am a 9/11 responder, a responder to three world-class hurricanes, four commercial jet line crashes, etc, etc. Hope this does not sound too harsh, as I have a lot to offer this site.
OK I get it, nationstates - where you make up your own country. That's actually insulting to the material I posted which is 100% true information. There is a huge difference between NYC culture and the culture of upstate NY - only several hours away by car. Imagine if you were in LA and could drive to Wyoming in two hours.
There is that much difference. I constantly encounter tourists visiting NYC who have thrown a leg of their trip onto their itinerary for a few days to come upstate and see the Catskills which have a huge history (they were the Haight Ashbury of the east in the '60s). They are aghast at the prevalence of firearms up here. Mind you the Catskills are relatively tame mountains, are close to the city, and have hundreds of miles of trails excellent for beginners. They love everything about this place, except for the people and our culture. I am trying to counter this with information, not with resentment.
And... I know it sounds impossible to someone from a major city, but yes, the sheriffs of many counties in the Catskills did post open letters to licensed civilians asking them to carry their guns. Look up Ulster County NY; Delaware County NY to name a few.