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Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence
timesunion.com ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind

Posted on 05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by marktwain

The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet.

Opposition to the new law has simmered in upstate areas since Cuomo signed the law in January. Many county sheriffs oppose it, particularly its expanded definition of banned assault weapons, and have spoken out around the state. In January, the New York State Sheriffs' Association wrote Cuomo with an analysis, and later suggested tweaks.

Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the meeting said. The group included Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe and Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss.

"We didn't get a response (to the analysis) from him, but we could tell after the budget was passed that none of those recommendations were taken into consideration," Moss said. "When we got there, we never got to the contents of the letter."

Instead, Cuomo pushed the sheriffs to stop publicly speaking out against the act, Moss said.

"The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law," Moss said, adding that Cuomo said sheriffs can't do that and enforce the law.

One person briefed on the meeting said Cuomo threatened to remove sheriffs from office, a little-used power afforded the state's chief executive under the state constitution. Moss would not confirm this. He did say the meeting was heated at times, but overall he described it as "cordial."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; cuomo; guncontrol; ny; secondamendment; sheriff
This gives considerable insight into Cuomo's mindset. It seems to be: Shut up and follow orders!
1 posted on 05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

He has no right to even ask this of this.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: marktwain

Upstate NY should seriously consider secession from the rest of the state, if not the country. Sounds like irreconcilable differences between upstate residents and the city dwellers in places like New Yawk, Utica, and Albany.

It’s not rational for city dwellers to determine law for rural areas.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 10:43:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marktwain

Don’t Sheriff’s have the power to remove ‘enemies of the state’?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by yoe
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To: marktwain

Boy, Democrats sure do spend a lot of their time telling people not to talk.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 10:46:30 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: marktwain
Cuomonist wants to take away both our first and second amendment rights.

Let`s run this guy outta office and outta town

on a wagon fulla fresh cow manure.

6 posted on 05/21/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: marktwain

Completely typical. The Democrats in Colorado have been looking around trying to find ways to punish the sherrif’s for standing up against gun control, too.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Westbrook
Upstate NY should seriously consider secession from the rest of the state, if not the country. Sounds like irreconcilable differences between upstate residents and the city dwellers in places like New Yawk, Utica, and Albany.

Rather than secession, I'd like to see expulsion. We should expel the far left states (CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA) from the United States and allow them to form their own happy socialist people's republic. upstate NY and other patriotic sections of leftist states could expel their socialist regions and then rejoin the USA with permission. There is no need for a civil war if it's a question of expulsion rather than secession, and we don't need the parasites on the far left - we need freedom.

8 posted on 05/21/2013 10:57:31 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: marktwain

Word on the street is that most county sheriffs in upstate think this guy is a joke. Other than Cuomo’s inner office cronies in Albany, the rest of the state ignores him since he will be on his way out next election.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: Pollster1

“Rather than secession, I’d like to see expulsion. We should expel the far left states (CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA) from the United States and allow them to form their own happy socialist people’s republic.”

You are so FOS, you must slosh when you walk!. These states all have very nearly 50% of their residents who don’t share their government’s actions and yet here you are with your alligator mouth and your hummingbird a$$, daning to “decide” for these folks in which country they will live. Go back to your double wide and fry something!


10 posted on 05/21/2013 11:20:32 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: marktwain

Sheriffs are politiicans and won’t react well to this Urban Goober’s demands.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 11:24:56 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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This article proves that they refused his demand... hey cuomo... FU and your daddy.

LLS


12 posted on 05/21/2013 11:30:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Steely Tom

All the Nazis, Commies and Marxists did, too.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 11:55:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: vette6387

“Go back to your double wide and fry something!”

As a resident of the PDRW (WA state) I echo that statement. I’m not to thrilled to have my state known as the one that rigs gubernatorial elections.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 11:59:37 AM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: marktwain

Inside every RAT is a Nazi, trying to get out.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 12:07:05 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: marktwain
Instead, Cuomo pushed the sheriffs to stop publicly speaking out against the act, Moss said.

"Well, you're obviously a moron, Governor, and you think YOU'RE allowed to express an opinion on this matter in public. What on earth would lead you to the belief that we're not also so entitled?"

16 posted on 05/21/2013 3:47:49 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: marktwain

Another tyrant nutjob who doesn’t grasp the unintended consequences of his actions, along with his staff, aides, and all other enablers. Unconstitutional laws are null and void, if innocents are killed over their inherent natural right of self defense, reality will become a conniving heartless b*tch.

Mike Vanderboegh at Hartford, CT rally:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XkjLlZu9uno


17 posted on 05/21/2013 5:13:31 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: marktwain

Cuomo wants sheriffs to ignore the Constitution, just like Cuomo does.


18 posted on 05/22/2013 11:06:25 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Westbrook

“Upstate NY should seriously consider secession ..”

Many of us have been saying that for a long time.

I wonder how we go about doing this?


19 posted on 05/22/2013 11:08:17 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
I wonder how we go about doing this?

You could start by shelling the state capital.

20 posted on 05/22/2013 11:43:21 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE --)
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