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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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To: Brooklyn Attitude

“I bet you will find alot of these shooters are hardcore gamers”

And you’d lose the bet.
The “blame video games” meme is tried after each such event, and is discredited each time.


51 posted on 12/15/2012 5:09:51 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I fear that with the current crop of elected officials, they would rather dump the Second Amendment that to look like they don’t care. They already refused to even question the concept of natural born. I have little confidence that they will pay attention to any part of the constitution that might get in their way now.


52 posted on 12/15/2012 5:48:00 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Time to crack down on nazi politicians who purposely leave children vulnerable to crazy people.


53 posted on 12/15/2012 8:09:14 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Won’t be long before we have phasers.

The problem is the liberal democratic progressives that have their cranial containers stuck up an alimentary crevice.

Buy more guns, buy wisely, buy what you would need to stop a crazed gunman who may have several guns, lots of ammo and arguably some body armor.


54 posted on 12/15/2012 8:12:47 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: piasa

I didn’t know that about Nadler.Doesn’t surprise me though.I’ve been around long enough that I can usually look at a person and tell what kind of a person they are.The first time I saw Nadler I said to myself,now there’s a real piece of shit.


55 posted on 12/15/2012 8:40:17 AM 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: Tailgunner Joe

Actually, we must crack down on the public cultural cleansers - the Marxists attacking our people, our meaning and our Repubic.


56 posted on 12/15/2012 9:19:06 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html


57 posted on 12/15/2012 10:28:54 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Jim Noble

But they all “respect the Second Amendment” doncha know?


58 posted on 12/15/2012 10:35:31 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Why do they never say “we have to crack down on mental instability?”
59 posted on 12/15/2012 10:38:16 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Vision

Last time I checked, that was a question on Form 4473.


60 posted on 12/15/2012 10:41:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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