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McLaughlin: Cuomo will ‘never, ever be president of the United States’
timesunion.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | Jordan Carleo

Posted on 10/15/2013 7:21:16 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has finally found something he loves about the SAFE Act.

“The only upside,” McLaughlin, a two-term Rensselaer County Republican, said from atop a homemade stage at the University at Albany Tuesday, is “that Andrew Cuomo will never, ever be president of the United States.”

McLaughlin, who for 10 months has railed against Cuomo’s divisive new gun control law, assured the sparse but appreciative crowd that rushing the law through the Legislature on its first day in session last year torpedoed any White House aspirations harbored by the Democratic governor.

“This was an arbitrary bill that just attacked our rights,” said McLaughlin, who’s been discussed as potential Cuomo rival next year.

Fellow GOP Assemblyman Stephen Katz, of Westchester County, hailed him from stage as “a man who we would like to see as governor.”

If legal efforts to halt the law — which requires registration of assault-style weapons and bans gun owners from loading more than seven rounds into their magazines most of time — fail, Katz alluded obliquely to a “Plan B” taking shape in sheriff’s offices around the state.

“We do not need to enforce unjust laws,” Katz said. “You can rest assured that when I’m gone, there will be more than seven rounds in the magazine of my wife’s firearm.”

The rally’s organizers, the UAlbany Young Americans for Liberty, predicted a crowd of between 500 and 1,000, but it peaked at about 50 in a vast green commons typically reserved for sunbathing and Ultimate Frisbee.

“Having been in the military, I realize the true cost of freedom and liberty,” said Randy Purdy, 27, a freshman from Wisconsin who spent 8 1/2 years in the Army before moving to Albany to study political science. “I thought it was important to show up and fight again for freedom.”

Despite the lackluster turnout — blamed on threatening skies and traffic — Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, cheered the student organizers for their pluck amid what he described as the heart of liberal academia.

“The State University of New York is not known for being a bastion of conservatism,” King said from the stage, adding later. “We need young people, we need women to be involved in the Second Amendment movement, because without them it’s a lost cause. … There are very few colleges that will in fact teach the other side of the Second Amendment.”

King also playfully alluded to the anemic crowd that filtered the much ballyhooed Freedompalooza at the Altamont Fairgrounds in August.

“The turnout was just about this good,” he joked, “but it cost me a lot more money.”


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; banglist; guncontrol; newyork; randypurdy; secondamendment; stephenkatz; stevemclaughlin; wisconsin

1 posted on 10/15/2013 7:21:16 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

CAN’T KEEP HIS WIFE SATISFIED LIKE CLINTON.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 7:50:19 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


3 posted on 10/15/2013 7:51:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If I’m not mistaken, I think Andrew Cuomo had a great deal to do with the housing crisis that still haunts us.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Cuomo never could. His wife is a Mafia princess.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 8:15:54 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: miserare

Oh, wait—I meant Mario...the old man, not his son.

I don’t know who the son has been married to and divorced from.


6 posted on 10/15/2013 8:17:04 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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