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Cuomo Says He’ll Outline Gun Proposal Next Month ("Confiscation could be an option...")
NY Times ^ | December 20, 2012 | THOMAS KAPLAN

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.

“There’s 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...

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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 state’s existing ban on those items as having “more holes than Swiss cheese.”

“I don’t 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; cuomo; democrats; govtabuse; guncontrol; secondamendment; tyranny
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To: Secret Agent Man
This jerkoff Coumo's father was Governor from 1983 to 1994.

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.

New York Crime Rates 1960 - 2011


New York Crime Rates 1960 - 2011
Forcible  Aggravated  Larceny-  Vehicle 
Year  Population  Index  Violent  Property  Murder  Rape  Robbery  assault  Burglary  Theft  Theft 
1965  18,073,000  554,050  58,802  495,248  836  2,320  28,182  27,464  183,443  253,353  58,452 
1966  18,258,000  609,465  62,561  546,904  882  2,439  30,098  29,142  196,127  286,409  64,368 
1967  18,336,000  692,528  75,124  617,404  996  2,665  40,202  31,261  219,157  314,472  83,775 
1968  18,113,000  829,453  98,515  730,938  1,185  2,527  59,857  34,946  250,918  375,143  104,877 
1969  18,321,000  837,210  105,870  731,340  1,324  2,902  64,754  36,890  248,477  367,463  115,400 
1970  18,190,740  904,314  124,613  779,701  1,444  2,875  81,149  39,145  267,474  386,553  125,674 
1971  18,391,000  935,022  145,048  789,974  1,823  3,225  97,682  42,318  273,704  388,612  127,658 
1972  18,366,000  804,605  138,542  666,063  2,026  4,199  86,391  45,926  239,886  321,096  105,081 
1973  18,265,000  814,349  135,468  678,881  2,040  4,852  80,795  47,781  246,246  320,307  112,328 
1974  18,111,000  911,703  145,427  766,276  1,919  5,240  86,814  51,454  271,824  390,357  104,095 
1975  18,120,000  1,021,197  155,187  866,010  1,996  5,099  93,499  54,593  301,996  447,740  116,274 
1976  18,084,000  1,125,739  156,988  968,751  1,969  4,663  95,718  54,638  318,919  516,328  133,504 
1977  17,924,000  1,091,144  149,087  942,057  1,919  5,272  84,703  57,193  309,735  498,653  133,669 
1978  17,748,000  1,027,993  149,257  878,736  1,820  5,168  83,785  58,484  292,956  466,516  119,264 
1979  17,649,000  1,095,140  161,906  933,234  2,092  5,394  93,471  60,949  308,302  500,589  124,343 
1980  17,506,690  1,209,984  180,235  1,029,749  2,228  5,405  112,273  60,329  360,925  535,783  133,041