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Cuomo: We Must ‘Crack Down on the Guns’ in Wake of Connecticut Shooting
politicker.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:03 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

In one of the worst school shootings in American history, over two dozen were left dead at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school earlier today. And, although many facts have yet to emerge, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for the public to learn from “yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns,” and for the government to act in response.

“We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “Let this terrible tragedy finally be the wake-up call for aggressive action and I pledge my full support in that effort.”

Mr. Cuomo, of course, is not the only prominent New Yorker to call for new gun control measures, and elected officials’ press releases have been pouring in, both expressing their sympathy and pushing for new policies to slow the flow of illegal guns. Manhattan Congressman Jerry Nadler announced he was “challenging President Obama, the Congress, and the American public to act on our outrage and, finally, do something about this,” for example. Similarly, Speaker Shelly Silver tacked more broadly, declaring, “If ever there is a time to finally have a serious discussion about our country’s culture of violence that time is now.”

View Mr. Cuomo’s full reaction below:

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the innocent victims – many of whom were young children – whose lives were claimed by this senseless and horrific act of violence. During times of such unthinkable tragedy, all New Yorkers stand together with the people of our neighboring state to grieve the loss of life and help bear the pain and anguish that will be felt by so many in the weeks, months, and years to come.

“While we don’t have all the facts and our focus must be on the victims, this is yet another senseless and horrific act of violence involving guns. We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans. Let this terrible tragedy finally be the wake-up call for aggressive action and I pledge my full support in that effort.”


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; banglist; cuomo; guncontrol; jerroldnadler; jerrynadler; nadler; sandyhookpolitics; sandyhookshooting; secondamendment; wuo
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 8:15:09 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cuomo has a mouse in his pocket named Bloomberg.

They need to worry about their own state and leave the rest of us alone.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 8:16:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All these Dems are whores for their ideology.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 8:18:10 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: cripplecreek

4 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:50 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Shut up Andy. Go read the Second Amendment. It’s not up to the government to take the rights listed in the Bill of Rights away from the people. Those rights belong to us. If you sh*theads try it, the contract between the people and the government is no longer valid.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s about it.

They tried this same crap after the DC sniper shootings and that didn’t work out so hot.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 8:21:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans.

Unify? Is this the same society that has been buying guns at record levels the last several years, all while crime stats have been going down?

7 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:13 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cuomo was thinking “We need to score some political points off this tragedy. Never let a disaster go to waste”. Those self serving ghouls don’t care one whit about those dead kids, just their political goals and talking points.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:20 PM PST by BipolarBob (Riding my stick horse grinning like an idiot.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Go into the inner cities and get rid of all the gangbanger guns and you might have somewhat of a valid point. Otherwise, the rest of us will insist on owning guns just to protect ourselves from thugs and crazies.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:22 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Cuomo, more than 100 children were murdered in Chicago this year from gang banging thugs..you want to take away THEIR guns..I’ll give you 5 bucks if you can get a gang banger to give up his piece


10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:24:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Like toadstools popping up after a rain, you can always count on liberals to start crying for gun bans after a tragedy.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 8:24:59 PM PST by YankeeReb
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Exploiting the massacre of children to further their radical Leftwing agenda... typical.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Take care of your own state before looking around at others. Your state has very restrictive gun laws and you can’t do anything about shooting in NYC. Your own backyard needs cleaning up first.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 8:25:43 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Michigan GOP had this response to Obama's attempt to interfere in Michigan affairs but it sounds like this idiot needs a civics lesson as well.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”

14 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Guns, knives, rocks or baseball bats don’t kill anyone. People use them and whatever else they can as weapons to kill people.

In the middle east bombs are the tool of choice. In china it is knives. I some areas it is gasoline. In others it is acid.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:31 PM PST by jimbobfoster
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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16 posted on 12/14/2012 8:27:04 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Crack down on relaistic video games that desensitize people toward killing. I bet you will find alot of these shooters are hardcore gamers. How else do you explain these monsters that deliberately kill little kids. Its not the guns its the games.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:29 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: umgud
We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns

"Unify", under their ideology and leadership, of course.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:31:47 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Aggressive action?

To do what, strip American Citizens of their God Given Constitutional Rights?

Here’s my plan, Disarm Democrats, Tax Democrats at 100% and force all Democrats to live in either Detroit, Philly or New York City.

Then have the Ruskies retarget their Nuclear Missiles to hit Detroit, Philly and New York City. They already have a bunch pointed at D.C., so we won’t have to worry about that Liberal Cesspool.

Our Country is doomed, no doubt about it. One nutzoid kid pulls off a heinous crime and Law Abiding American Citizens are targeted by the Ruling Class.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:34:50 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (They Live, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans,”

No, we need to crack down on the mental health field and demand they stop allowing these mentally ill people to walk among us. If they are mentally ill lock them up so they can get the help they need.

20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:38:01 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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21 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:13 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This makes a great deal of sense. Making guns just as illegal as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine (possession of ANY amount including residue in a pipe is a jailtime felony) pretty much ended the issue of those drugs in America.

What could go wrong? What- a big time black market feeding guns and ammo to criminals while decent citizens are jailed? Grow up, that could never happen!

lol

Think of the future as a boot, endlessly trampling a human face.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:30 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thousands of one room school houses across the nation were kept safe by a shotgun standing in the corner, over these last 100 years.

Perhaps visit a school district in Israel?

The duty of teachers is to keep children safe at school, they stand in loco parentis. That danger now includes shooters who would enter the school and kill students. The answer, and the only answer of any American who has an ounce of sense is to arm teachers and make sure they are trained to discharge their duty to keep students safe.

Its just that simple.Meanwhile Cuomo thinks that disarming law abiding citizens is the answer, so that they too will be victims to the next crazy a$$hole who comes along armed?..... Making Americans all into sheep who must depend on others for self defence, one of the most basic human rights of any civilized nation?

Alex Jones has it right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2h1QNTQDnoU


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:43:25 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Mr. Cuomo is surrounded by armed guards, armed drivers, armed security etc...He's surrounded by guns, but wants innocent law abiding people to be disarmed and unprotected.

I really dislike people like this AH.

24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:49:57 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well these immoral a-holes smell blood in the water and they are going to milk it for all they can.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:51:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Posted this re-post from another site earlier:

Why have most of these tragedies only occurred recently?

Repeating firearms have existed for over 150 years – the Colt revolver for example.

Why didn’t those kinds of massacres occur 150… 120.. 100 years ago?

Why didn’t these tragedies occur back when select fire – fully automatic weaponry were easily available?

Why do these tragedies almost always occur in “Gun-Free” zones – where the law-abiding are denied the right of self-defense?

And why do they happen a lot of the time in heavily Democratic states with that already have tight gun-control laws?


26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:48 PM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

May the unrepentant 2nd Amendment traitors, especially the leftstream media anti-gun advocates and political leaders who took away the right of school administrators and teachers to defend their students, burn in hell twice as long as the piece of excrement that committed these murders.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 8:56:39 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pathetically predictable.....


28 posted on 12/14/2012 9:01:02 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All
OH! Yeah, those NYers live in very safe neighborhood.. like NYC!
/s.. stupid morons.

29 posted on 12/14/2012 9:03:13 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh Yeh all the Libs are frothing at the bit. Maybe this is their big chance to grab the guns and then finally put the jackboot on all of us low level terrorists and bitter clingers.

That dog is not going to hunt. The mood of the country is definitely not for gun control and both houses of Congress are well aware of it. Dems and Pubbies.

If BHO tries some BS executive order to ban black rifles he is likely to set off CWII. Maybe thats what he wants who knows? I would put nothing past the man and his puppet masters.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 9:05:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guns are NOT the problem. Crazy people are the problem. The MSM is the other problem—sensationalizing the crimes and criminals.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 9:08:43 PM PST by madison10
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32 posted on 12/14/2012 9:16:27 PM PST by MtnMan101
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33 posted on 12/14/2012 9:17:40 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Tailgunner Joe

BS


34 posted on 12/14/2012 9:35:12 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Frak off Andy.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 9:47:11 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cuomo the homo.
We know it’s not about guns. It’s about control.
Come and get them.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:30 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; cripplecreek; Farmer Dean; Joe 6-pack

Nadler’s got a lot of gall to open his fat trap...he was a supporter of pardons for Weather Underground terrorists Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg who were involved in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that resulted in the murder of the Brinks guard and two Nyack NY police officers and left 9 children fatherless. Rosenberg was also an arms smuggler, caught finally in 1984 after being on the run from the robbery and she was known for shouting “long live the armed struggle!” when she was captured. Nadler in payment for using his spot on the judiciary committee to hobble the impeachment proceeedings against Clinton, was rewarded by Clinton with the pardons of these two Castro-loving terrorists. Evans still had 24 years left to serve of her sentence when pardoned and Rosenberg still had 42 years to serve of hers. See:

http:/www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=18391


37 posted on 12/14/2012 10:15:51 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: cripplecreek

The politicans need to give up armed police and body guards if they are going to treat the public as all potential criminals. They are criminals, too. They don’t need to be protected by gun.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 10:27:12 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We as a society must unify and once and for all crack down on the guns that have cost the lives of far too many innocent Americans.---deranged liberal tyrant

But the libs are perfectly OK with murdering innocent Americans, the most defenseless of babes- in "clinics."

A far left loon preaching about life ... what a hypocrite.

39 posted on 12/14/2012 10:35:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And now we enter the phase of a tragic shooting when gun control fanatics shoot their mouths off and talk us to death.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 10:37:42 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yet not one word about the 52 million babies who have had a hole drilled in their skull, their brain sucked out and their bodies burned.

Miserable hypocrites.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 10:38:15 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Joe 6-pack

42 posted on 12/14/2012 10:39:27 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

THIS JUST IN FROM FOREIGN PRESS: While the US media cry about gun control, the foreign media point out that an innocent man Ryan Lanza, his face all over the net and on TV, was accused by the US media (and its faithful followers, many of them here) of being a mass murderer!


43 posted on 12/14/2012 10:43:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When parents drop off their kids at government school, they have a right to expect their children will be indoctrinated in Marxism, and return home safe at the end of the day.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 11:06:46 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Drugs are illegal in this country and yet any 14 year old who wants them can get them.

What makes anyone think that banning guns would make them difficult to get?


45 posted on 12/15/2012 3:09:36 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s amazing how the acts of single person can threaten the rights of millions.


46 posted on 12/15/2012 3:21:25 AM PST by paul544
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To: Tailgunner Joe
New York has cracked down on guns about as much as you can imagine, already.

I left there for good in 1980. Recently, I have had some personal business requiring me to return from time to time. I am licensed to carry in 39 states, and the nature of my business makes CCW a very good idea.

Not only is this impossible - NY does not issue nonresident permits and does not honor any other state's permits - The part of NY I travel in also bans travel with most of my rifles and shotguns if they are loaded or capable of being loaded.

What more does Cuomo want?

47 posted on 12/15/2012 3:44:11 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Kickass Conservative

One nutzoid kid pulls off a heinous crime and Law Abiding American Citizens are targeted by the Ruling Class
plain and simple!


48 posted on 12/15/2012 3:46:53 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Cuomo - as soon as your government thugs give up theirs and the thieves and robbers give up theirs and the islamofascists and commies give up theirs, then we can talk. Until that time, I’m keeping mine to protect myself from YOU!


49 posted on 12/15/2012 3:50:08 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When they give up their security then I will give up mine.


50 posted on 12/15/2012 4:05:46 AM PST by linn37 (w)
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