Skip to comments.Cuomo Says He’ll Outline Gun Proposal Next Month ("Confiscation could be an option...")
Posted on 12/21/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by neverdem
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday that he had started discussions with leaders of the State Legislature about new gun control measures, and that he planned to propose a package of gun legislation in his State of the State address on Jan. 9.
Theres a big difference of opinion on these issues, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, said in an interview on an Albany radio station.
The New York Assembly, controlled by Democrats, has voted for a number of proposed gun control measures in recent years, only to have the legislation falter in the Senate, which has been controlled by Republicans. (Starting next month, the Senate is to be led by a coalition of Republicans and a breakaway faction of Democrats.)
Mr. Cuomo, speaking on WGDJ-AM, said gun control had not recently been among the most discussed topics in the capital, so he had reached out to lawmakers to gauge where they stood before he...
He added that he was focusing his attention on changing state laws restricting the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The governor described the states existing ban on those items as having more holes than Swiss cheese.
I dont think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, I need an assault weapon to go hunting, he said. At the same time, he noted that he owns a shotgun that he has used for hunting, and said, There is a balance here I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.
In the interview, Mr. Cuomo did not offer specifics about the measures he might propose, but, while discussing assault weapons, he said: Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option keep your gun but permit it....
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Confiscation, eh? I’m sure they’ll get the bullets first.
There is a balance here I understand the rights of gun owners; I understand the rights of hunters.
Of the rights of citizens......not a bit.
So in other words, the State of New York is going to go house to house searching for guns.......hum.
I am pretty sure the British tried that once.
I’m sure this “proposal” has already been “outlined” by Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. If Little Andy had any brains, he’d just “Google” it. It has already been done.
The left wants a civil war, they are gonna get it. I dare them to try to enter the home of gun owners and make them give up their guns I double dog dare them
Let me guess, he has no plans to confiscate any of the guns the criminals use on a daily basis.
Calling Mr.Cohen?Calling Mr Cohen?
I am sure that the Gov will knock on the first house and demand their guns himself.
Gun confiscation will lead to a third Obama term.
Any U.N force will be met with a hail for gunfire on day one.
This dickheads father vetoed the death penalty all 12 years in a row he was in office. NYC had 2000 murdrs a year under that bozo.
As soon as Pataki signed death penalty legislation, the murder rate fell 50%
Anybody living under a socialist dictatorship gets everything they deserve, and NY is a socialist dictatorship.
This is what the left wants, to disarm us..not just “Ban automatic weapons” PLEASE, that is NOT their intention, their intention is to confiscate ALL OF OUR WEAPONS..pistols, shotguns, you name it they want it. My friend on Facebook posted a very disturbing image she saw on Occupy Wall Street’s facebook page, it showed an image of Hitler(with a quote from Hitler) talking about “To control a nation, one must disarm its citizens” its truly scary that is the road we are headed on
cuomo’s an arrogant ass and those comments alone ought to get him thrown out of office.
Exactly how would they go about confiscating guns?
What a farce.
This coming from Liberals who said the gov’t couldn’t deport 12 million illegals because it didn’t have the manpower or money...
So how are they going to find something that can be stored in a small space?
It’s not like you can get a small wooden box, dismantle, lubricate, and store in a hole millions of Mexicans for retrieval years later...
Confiscation could be an option.
Welcome to post-constitutional America.
Confiscation isn’t an option Cuomo you idiot, at least according to the Constitution and recent SC rulings.
Confiscation means they will not be going into lawless area’s of the city and state taking gangbangers guns oh no, they will be coming to suburbia to confiscate lawabiding citizens guns! This is incredible!
It’s not confiscation it a tax, so its ok - John Roberts said so!
All those New York City Gangbangers and Mafia types are going to be so upset that they have to permit their guns or sell them back to the state.../sarcasm