Skip to comments.New York Governor: Gun Confiscation on the Table
Posted on 12/22/2012 7:38:38 PM PST by Kaslin
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting his gun control proposals ready and they're looking pretty unconstitutional.
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 state’s existing ban on those items as having “more holes than Swiss cheese.”
“I don’t 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.”
Yes, Cuomo is actually suggesting authorities confiscate private property that belongs to law abiding Americans. He is also suggesting permitting these guns, which would put law abiding citizens into a data base and expose to criminals where they can go to steal guns for improper use.
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” — John Parker, 1775
This could get real ugly real quick.
People should be leaving the State in thousands.
The 2A was not to guarantee the hunter his rights, as you claim to understand. What you fail to grasp is it purpose to protect us from politicians like you and the tyrannical Government you want to impose on us.
Bloomberg would be condemning many Leos to an early death in such an undertaking.
“Nope, I sold all my guns to a guy named Galt...John Galt. I think he moved out of town and didn’t leave a forwarding address. Now if you don’t mind leaving, I have to get back to oiling my flower bed.”
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren't.
Field roll out is going to be a bloody, messy cluster fornication.
The right to bear arms has NOTHING, “0”, nadda to do with hunting.
Are they going to try and raid the mosques? The fuqra compounds? This I gotta see.
Beyond no doubt.
when will people learn....you can not have a divided front against evil...
It'll be the same as it's been since before Kipling wrote his stanzas.
It'll be the 'same old way' and a bloody mess.
Obviously in little Andrews world the second amendment is not an option, so how long will it be that he goes after the first amendment, you know just for the public good. After all dissent has such a bad effect on a good orderly society. Oh and let’s not forget hail the government, it is only here to help us, yeah that’s it just to help us.
It’s got to be tried at the state level first, to work out logistics, legal, and other issues. Like Romneycare.
Are they going to try and raid the mosques? The fuqra compounds? This I gotta see.>>>>>>>>>>>
What about the Muslim shooting range at Islamberg , New York?
I guess I will have to start my own mosque , if I want to keep my CAR - 15.
Already left. Liberty is nice.
I thought that California already banned a rifle that they first required registration of, and then later ordered them turned in.
Ross Perot supported door to door confiscation, for those that remember him fondly.
the 2nd amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting
don’t be confused about that
now we find out why they ordered 1.5 BILLION rounds of hollow point
as if any FReepers are surprised
NYC residents better say Not on THIS table!
Bring it, you statist POS!
He wouldn’t understand that we get warmth from the sun.
I really need to leave New York.
“Gee, officer, all he took was my AR15!”
“And... and not the desert eagle?”
“Not the gold civil war pistol sitting on the coffee table?”
“Yeah, I reckon he was a little messed up in the head.”
You're joking, right? The people I know here that are Conservative, I can count on one hand.
(That's a hint to all the skin-head, bloused-booted badge heavy thugs in NY who are going to start going door to door...)
Re: “New Yorkers should be leaving the State in thousands.”
They already left, by the millions.
They live in southeast Florida.
Can we convince them to go back now that New York will be so much safer?
I wonder if Little Andy understands that gun confiscation can get his ass thrown in prison. We aren’t too friendly to fascist Nazis in this country. Never have been.
Then YOU have very few options. Start running for office or move.
“Ross Perot supported door to door confiscation...”
He did? Holy crap!
Not only are the Perots award winning fund raisers for Planned Parenthood.
Here are some excerpts from a 1992 Christian Science article, enough for you to start searching if you want more info on the gun issues.
“”The Constitution protects citizens against warrant less searches and confiscation of firearms; it requires “equal protection of the laws,” regardless of race. During a crime wave in Dallas in 1986, Perot set up round-table meetings between police officers and people in the news media. In those meetings, according to Todd Mason, former Dallas bureau chief for Business Week, in his 1990 biography of the businessman: “Perot espoused cordoning off minority neighborhoods and searching door-to-door for weapons and narcotics.”
On NBC’s “Today Show” on Oct. 25, 1989, Perot called for suspending constitutional rights and declaring martial law to combat the drug trade: “You can declare civil war and the drug dealer is the enemy. There ain’t no bail ... [drug dealers] go to POW camp. You can start dealing with the problem in straight military terms.”
“”* On people who dare to invest abroad. (”[Capitalists’] job is to create and protect jobs in America - not Mexico,” Perot says. Such investment may bother Perot because it would fall outside the control of Perot’s hands-on management of the US economy.)
* On people who dare to defend themselves and their families with firearms. (Perot told the National Press Club that he favors gun controls “much tighter” than the Brady Bill.)
* On young people who dare to evade compulsory national service, building roads or emptying bedpans for the federal government. (Perot said in a 1983 interview in the Saturday Evening Post that the US government should make it a “requirement” that “every 18-year-old” young man or woman should do one to two years of such work.)
* On company presidents who dare to earn more than Perot finds acceptable. (Perot says he favors confiscating CEO salaries that he considers excessive.)
* On people who dare to pay less in taxes than the IRS thinks they should. (Perot told the National Press Club he wants the IRS to acquire a “decent computer system” that would ensure that it would take in $100 billion more in taxes.)
Why does a feisty, outspoken business executive have such a Big Government agenda? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that Perot is America’s first poverty billionaire. Perot made his money by satisfying not ordinary customers in the marketplace, but welfare-state bureaucrats. He developed and administered computer systems to process Medicare and Medicaid claims in states around the country. Perot’s Big Government agenda is really no surprise.””
I guess all we have to do is find where they're keeping it.
During the AR ban, Soldier of Fortune magazine ran an article about how to maximize the use of a lever action rifle, to make up some of the loss of a black rifle.
Personally, I prefer my AR for maintaining the sight picture while engaging multiple targets.
Confiscation? Come and try to take it Governor.
Absolute and unequivocal proof that there is NO LEADERSHIP.
All we have is IDIOTS with IDEAS.
The idiot maunderings of a lunatic such as this is why the Founders inaugurated a system of checks and balances.
He may wish to go bonkers, but there are a legislature and a system of justices behind him which will not follow suit.
""And when they went after the 16oz sodas I didn't care because I didn't drink soda""
""And when they came for my guns there were no 16oz drinkers left to stop them""
OK bloomie, then you come on over and try to take my guns your own damn self
Does Young Andy realize that trying to take “arms” from law abiding owners can cause serious and sometimes lethal Pb injections. Like the Brits found out in the late 1700s. Concord is not just a grape!
A criminal threatening to take away law abiding citizens guns. REMEMBER HUD, REMEMBER, HOW WE GOT HERE!
I missed the “Hunting” reference in the 2nd Amendment....
And North Carolina. Yeah, they want to go back to nice safe nanny New York.
Yep - I wonder if these twits, who say that confiscation is on the table, realize that it the concept puts a whole lot of other things on the table as far as Freedom-Loving Citizens are concerned. They are either ignorant or consider Waco and Ruby Ridge to be good things...
why do people keep saying the second amendment is about sports? what does hunting have to do with the second amendment?
Every bit as stupid and arrogant as his daddy Mario.