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Blogs: Disgraced Lance and Gun Agita

A recap of recent and popular blog posts in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.

Blogger Tina Traster wonders: "who has a gun in my neighborhood?"

Her question dovetails perfectly with the release of The Journal News' gun map—and for Traster, the marriage is causing agita.

"Over the years, we've fought with neighbors over one thing or another," she writes. "Tempers have flared. Some spiteful things have been done, though nothing I’d categorize as violent. [But] knowing that many have guns—or at least a permit to own one—gives this a new spin."

And with Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing into law the toughest firearm legislation last Tuesday, the debate—and map—show no sign of waning.

(And apropos: what did Reagan have to say about guns?)

If gun discussion takes the gold in headline domination this week, Lance Armstrong wins the silver. (Which, at this point, may be the only medal remaining in his inventory.)

Blogger Rob Heinemann details the disgraced cyclist's path over the past several years—from his first Olympic appearance to his confessional interview with Oprah. 

On a lighter note: one blogger wonder if a soda calorie is tantamount to a carrot calorie. And another writes why Facebook turns us into perennial teens.

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Dina Sciortino January 21, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Gun agita...LOL
Harry One January 22, 2013 at 02:13 PM
I just read Mexican are arming themselves against drug lords. I sent them a warning the Journal News plans to name them.

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