Skip to comments.Cuomo Says He’ll Outline Gun Proposal Next Month ("Confiscation could be an option...")
Posted on 12/21/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by neverdem
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that he had started discussions with leaders of the State Legislature about new gun control measures, and that he planned to propose a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9.
Theres a big difference of opinion on these issues, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an interview on an Albany radio station.
The New York Assembly, controlled by Democrats, has voted for a number of proposed gun control measures in recent years, only to have the legislation falter in the Senate, which has been controlled by Republicans. (Starting next month, the Senate is to be led by a coalition of Republicans and a breakaway faction of Democrats.)
Mr. Cuomo, speaking on WGDJ-AM, said gun control had not recently been among the most discussed topics in the capital, so he had reached out to lawmakers to gauge where they stood before he...
He added that he was focusing his attention on changing state laws restricting the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The governor described the states existing ban on those items as having more holes than Swiss cheese.
I dont think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, I need an assault weapon to go hunting, he said. At the same time, he noted that he owns a shotgun that he has used for hunting, and said, There is a balance here I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.
In the interview, Mr. Cuomo did not offer specifics about the measures he might propose, but, while discussing assault weapons, he said: Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option keep your gun but permit it....
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Look at the murder rates decline after Pataki signed death penalty legislation in 1995!
By the way if the Newton shooter were to have been arrested, Connecticut has no death penalty, they repealed it this year, so he would get three squares and a warm bed for the rest of his life.
Coumo is a mobbed up douchebag and petty dictator wannabe like the Mayor of NYC.