NY, Cuomo and Gun Con-trol

March 25, 2013 4:00 A.M.

Cuomo’s Shameful SAFE Act

Rushed law is bad law, even when it’s “for the children.”

By Charles C. W. Cooke — NRO

All things being equal, New York State’s infamous new gun laws will go down in history as a prime example of the folly of hysterical calls to action; and Governor Andrew Cuomo, who led the chase for the measures, will join them in disgrace. After 20 children were killed in Newtown, Conn., last December, progressives saw a golden opportunity to reverse the liberalizing tide of recent firearms law and leverage the national outrage in favor of long-desired gun-control codes. Freed by his reelection, the president declared, in an increasingly tiresome formulation, “Now is the time to do the right thing for our children, our communities, and the country we love.” In Albany, it appears that the governor took him literally.

Legislation cast in the wake of tragedy invariably carries with it the stench of the mob, and when it’s contrived in haste to protect “the children,” this is doubly so. Parliaments and institutions might protect us from the sight of angry, rash, pitchfork-wielding villagers in search of blood, but, however sanitized our politics have become, the impulse of rabble-rousing politicos is the same: Something must be done, it must be done right this second, and all naysayers are on the side of the monster. Wise men understand this, and they act to cool passions. Andrew Cuomo, we have learned in recent months, is not a wise man. His signature now adorns a law that has proven unworkable from start to finish. Next time we are told that we cannot wait for democracy or reflection to soothe passions, we might remember the course that New York has taken.

In Newtown’s aftermath, reacting became synonymous with fixing the problem; expressing support for change was treated as if it were the same thing as preventing tragedy; and those who urged patience or reason were seen as siding with the devil — or, worse, the Second Amendment. These tendencies were widespread, but Cuomo’s rhetoric stood out in particular, ranging as it quickly did into the extreme. So grave was the new threat, Cuomo warned, that New York State should consider “confiscation” of “assault weapons,” or, if that was too drastic, it should enforce “mandatory sales to the state.” There had been, we were told, a “sea change” in America. From now on, everything would be different.

SHOUTING his way through his State of the State speech on January 9, 2013, the governor outlined his thinking. “Guns impose huge economic costs, as well as [a cost in] lives,” he bellowed. “Fear of gun violence invades neighborhoods, causing disruptions in the normal rhythms of life, work, and school. That threat depresses property values and puts a drag on economic development.” This being so, and legislation being inescapable, there would be time for neither public input nor committee hearings. In a startling move, Cuomo issued a “Message of Necessity,” using a provision in the state’s constitution designed to permit expedited state action in a case of emergency. This gave Cuomo the power to suspend the usual democratic rules and charge forward.

He couldn’t allow public debate, he argued, lest it “cause a rush on the market of people who wanted to buy assault weapons.” He couldn’t allow the usual three-day waiting period between a bill’s being introduced and a vote’s being held, in case legislators asked difficult questions or tried to stall the measure. In a move that would have made Nancy Pelosi proud, Cuomo allotted state lawmakers mere minutes to read the bill before voting on it. Indeed, so aggressive were Cuomo’s tactics that the Albany Times Union, which was supportive of the basic thrust of the legislation, editorialized that he behaved like a man possessed of “a truncated view of the legislative process and a cynical view of representative government.” The governor disagreed: “If there is an issue that fits the definition of necessity,” Cuomo shot back, “I believe it’s gun violence.”

See complete in-depth article at NRO

The empirical governor sounds a lot like Barack Obama blaming the sequester for everything from his TSA and firefighter threats to airport delays and White House tour cuts, and then falsely blaming Republicans. Birds of the feather. Just throw it all in there.

Anyone willing to suspend Constitutional government for his agenda — or hold it hostage in Obama’s case — and incite panic amongst the people, is willing to say just about anything to defend it. (as we see from Obama)

Oh, he says nothing about the fears he caused by enacting the legislation and the process he employed to do it. That is the fear of tyrannical government that really disturbs people. That is the threat of deceitful, scheming, tyranny at its worst. Not to mention all the shouting he did along the way. Different indeed!

The fallout of his political maneuvering?

(NRO)Before the massacre at Newtown, Cuomo had an approval rating of 74–18. After he pushed the bill, it dropped to 59–28, still high but a dramatic drop. Among Republicans in the state, he moved from 68–18 to 44–43. Cuomo “was afraid of the public rising up — and the public has risen up,” New York Conservative-party chairman Mike Long says. “There are 52 counties that have introduced resolutions calling for repeal. There are 40 counties that have passed resolutions. Three weeks ago, citizens held the largest rally that ever took place in Albany: over 5,000 people.” By the time people took to the streets, a petition urging Cuomo to revisit the law had collected 83,000 signatures.

But who really cares about Cuomo’s political survival when he took a Samurai Sword to the 2nd amendment, the state constitution, and the bill of rights? How it is legislators could go along with his machinations is beyond reason. Are they really telling people that, like legislators in the federal District of Corruption, there isn’t a damn thing they can do about it? “By George”, I think they have!

I guess it is just too bad for the subjects of his Empirical State.
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So why does Obama need 1.6 billion hollow-point bullets? – Safety?

As it turns out, those people who “cling to their guns” are not so wacky after all. I’d vouch for their sanity over an out of control government any day. Interesting how both Cuomo and Obama fancy themselves as a model to others. And neither can ever be shamed out of office. We saw the same scenario with Clintons and it has only gotten (much)worse since.

It’s time we get familiar with the truth, so we know how it all went down.

17 comments on “NY, Cuomo and Gun Con-trol

  1. pepperhawk says:


    Good article and shows just how the people feel by the drop in this idiot Cuomo’s popularity. Ha, ha, there is always a price to pay for being a complete despot. Except in the King’s case where there never seems to be a price to pay for all of his wrong doings.

    Yeah, there sure is a lot of irony in this disarming of the People while the King arms himself to the hilt. I wonder how many people see this and wonder just wth he’s up to. He sure thinks he is god.

    But, we both know this gun control has nothing to do with children being murdered or they would do away with abortions. It’s nothing but disarming all citizens so he can do what he wants just like Hitler and Stalin.


    • bullright says:


      Thanks and exactly, despot is the word that was escaping me. The language only goes so far to describe these tyrants, we’re in uncharted water.

      Yea its all abiut control, guns just happen to be a primary means. And add all their databases to know everything about us, Government that can always be, you know, “Trusted”….or at least till they do something like this or mandate full frontal lobotomies


  2. Davetherave says:

    Good job Bull! Strict gun control has worked out soooo well for Shitcago I can see why Cuomo did the same. Jeez. You could hit these dipshits right between the eyes with a hammer and they still couldn’t tell anyone they got hit by a hammer. The O’ can’t see the tree for the forest syndrome. Just blatant dumb asses and traitors…nothing more, but possibly even less…


    • bullright says:

      Dave, thanks but as I said before its as if they are the only ones who don’t realize they’re lying. He picked a funny way to start off his WH bid, by throwing his own state under the bus. They all have that perception problem I think. But once you go to doing something like this, like what’s next?


  3. garnet92 says:

    Grettings Bull! I got here from Pepp’s place – had not visited before. This is good stuff, I’ve been following the governor’s (doesn’t deserve capitalization, just like our president) antics and, as you know, he finally admitted that his mandate for 7-round magazines was pretty much moot since few popular guns use a 7-round mag (some 45s) and most 9mms use 15-17 round mags. And on top of that, he was too stupid to excuse his own police force from the ban – what a maroon.

    Anyway, glad to have found you, you’re invited to visit me at Pesky Truth where I’ve got a new satirical bit up about Obama taking a “cheap” vacation. Here’s the link:


    • bullright says:


      Thanks a lot, welcome, at any time. Yea he dug quite the hole causing immediate backlash even from law enforcement. I guess that didn’t even matter to the anti-gun zealot. Now its you can have ten rnd mags but only 7 bullets. He’s a piece of work. Well the ammo chk thing is the other. Hey, and I do like satire. Thanks.


  4. Davetherave says:

    Bull my friend; I dedicate this great song to my ex-bitch!


    • bullright says:

      Excellent song one of my all time favs’. What a dedication, that says a lot. LOL _ .I saw them here a few years ago – their 40 years. (I rarely do concerts) I wasn’t too far from Gregg’s organ. It sounded just like a freight train coming at you. Never did many concerts, that was worth it. Statesboro Blues. Butch Trucks and Jaimoe on drums Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes on guitar. Gregg can still belt out one occasionally. One Way Out and Rockin’ Horse were good.


      • Davetherave says:

        Wow; I never had the pleasure of seeing them Bull and that’s my loss. I did my share of concerts with Rupp Arena here in Lex (seats almost 25,000 so a lot of popular bands wanted to play here in the 70’s and 80’s) and saw some great bands. Much to my dismay and personal happy time habits during those days; I just can’t remember all them! 😉


  5. bullright says:

    If you gots the blues….


  6. Davetherave says:

    Now here is a song I used to my advantage with many a young lady’s in the day and I’m sure you will appreciate it.


  7. zep Frumber says:

    Since Wrong Dong Long lives in the whitest zip code in the city, no surprise he always backs the whitest candidates



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