New York governor calls for national gun control following parade shooting

Yahoo News – by Olivia Lowenberg, Christian Science Monitor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed calls for national gun-control legislation on Tuesday, after one of his aides was critically injured by a stray bullet in crossfire between two rival gangs in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Governor Cuomo oversaw passage of the state’s sweeping gun control laws that are considered the strictest in the United States. At the time, President Obama launched an aggressive gun-control push, but his efforts failed in Congress. Gun rights activists have maintained that such legislation would violate the right to bear arms that is enshrined in the the Second Amendment.  

Mr. Cuomo, in an interview on CNN on Tuesday, called for a renewed effort to pass a national policy, saying it is key to stopping the flow of weapons into New York from other states.

“Elected officials have to have the political courage to step up and say, ‘This weekly, ongoing tragedy of loss of life, of innocent victims, school children, young girls, young boys, must stop,’ ” Cuomo said on CNN.

“The only way to deal with this is a national gun policy,” said Cuomo, who said he is “not anti-gun” and is a gun owner himself. He owns a shotgun for hunting, according to his spokesman.

A US firearms policy would be aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people, Cuomo said.

“You have to check everyone before they buy the gun. And that is the rub. People who are law-abiding citizens say ‘Don’t bother me. Don’t check me. Only check the criminal.’ But you can’t check the criminal unless you check everyone,” the governor said on CNN.

Cuomo’s aide was injured during a party celebrating the West Indian Day Parade, the latest in a string of injuries and fatalities that have plagued the parade for years. When inquired as to the future of the Parade, Police Commissioner William Bratton told Associated Press: “The political leadership, the community leadership, the communities themselves want that celebration. They’ve made that quite clear. … So we will work to the best of our ability to deal with the elements in that community that engage in that violence.”

This report includes material from the Associated Press and Reuters.

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Jim

6 thoughts on “New York governor calls for national gun control following parade shooting

  1. Do I need to point out that Andrew Cuomo,s face is so far up Israel’s RECTUM that Cuomo doesn’t realize he’s being used as a human DILO..

  2. “Following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.,)

    WHAT shootings???

    “Elected officials have to have the political courage to step up and say, ‘This weekly, ongoing tragedy of loss of life, of innocent victims, school children, young girls, young boys, must stop,’ ”

    In other words, the courage to commit sedition & treason against this country.

    I have to admit, there IS at least ONE category the Obummer administration has been COMPLETELY transparent about… their total gun control agenda.

    1. He says you can’t check the criminals unless you check everyone. Please tell me how you’re going to check criminals along with everyone else if criminals (by definition) don’t abide by your gun control laws? Cuomo passed the strictest laws on gun control in the nation and what has it done for NY? It is no safer than it was before, as a matter of fact things seem to be getting worse. If you lived here you’d know. He’s just another in a long line of political puppets to do the zionists work. There are no American officials or law makers , etc. This is amerisrael.

      1. “It is no safer than it was before,…”

        And never will be until the most violent faction is dealt with accordingly.

        That would be the pigs, naturally.

        1. Agreed #1. Like you alluded to, the FBI has already admitted Sandy Hook didn’t happen so how can A-hole refer to it as a reason for anything? Lies need constant maintenance. Tell one big lie, and it starts a string of smaller lies to back up the bigger lie until you’ve painted yourself into a corner. That’s where the “elites” are at right now. The “House of Cards” is about to tumble.

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