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Governor Cuomo’s Selective Anti-Gun Fervor Why So Many Americans Have No Respect for Laws
Ethics Alarms ^ | February 14, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 02/15/2014 5:48:29 PM PST by lbryce

Full Title Governor Cuomo’s Selective Anti-Gun Fervor: And This Is Why So Many Americans Have No Respect for Laws Or Lawmakers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been the source of some of the most excessive anti-gun rants making up the sorry legacy of the Post Sandy Hook Ethics Train Wreck. It was a year ago that a unveiled a package of strict gun restrictions, saying that with “the senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut… New York must say enough is enough to gun violence.” Oh, Gov. Cuomo hates guns, believe you me.

So what do you think happened when it was revealed that Jerome Hauer, Cuomo’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner appointed in 2011, had not only been carrying a handgun to work ever since, but also, incredibly, took out the gun and used the laser sighting device attached to the barrel as a pointer in a presentation to a Swedish delegation on Oct. 24? Hauer was not only breaking the Cuomo-backed law barring state employees from packing a weapon at their workplace, but also was modeling the kind of ignorant and dangerous firearm misuse that undermines any claim that he was a safe, responsible, well-trained gun owner.

What happened appears to be this: as soon as the Governor got word that Hauer’s illegal and reckless conduct was about to be revealed in the press, the Homeland Security chief received a quick waiver from New York’s Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito. The waiver, of course, could not make his prior conduct legal.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; babykiller; banglist; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; cuomo; demagogicparty; gunhater; hypocrites; jeromehauer; memebuilding; newyork; newyorkcity; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

“Guns are a public menace! We must not permit
lawless, reckless gun possession! staff, of course,
in which case, meh, no biggie.”

Free Republic-January 23, 2014: De Blasio Backs Cuomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out

1 posted on 02/15/2014 5:48:29 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

wow. retardo gangster from government gets a waiver...

Police abuse is going to rise with examples like these.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 5:56:35 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lbryce

“Many Americans Have No Respect for Laws”

I fear this is where we are headed. I do not know how intentiaonal it is, but my fear is we will become like an Argentina, Brazil, Italy, etc., where we have no faith, no respect in the laws, the police, the politicians, and ultimately anything. Once that is lost, it will be a very hard thing to regain.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 6:05:24 PM PST by rey
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To: lbryce

Read the comments.

The pistol laser pointer apparatchik responds-sort of.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 6:08:54 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: rey
but my fear is we will become like an Argentina, Brazil, Italy, etc., where we have no faith, no respect in the laws, the police, the politicians, and ultimately anything.

I have absolutely no doubt that we are well on the way there now and will most certainly get there. There will be no going back in our lifetimes. Several generations at best.

5 posted on 02/15/2014 6:16:39 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: lbryce


6 posted on 02/15/2014 6:20:11 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

16 years of rats in the white house will be the downfall of this once greatest country.
Throw in 4 more with the Beast of Benghazi at the helm and it’s Costa Rica here I come.


7 posted on 02/15/2014 6:24:32 PM PST by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: rey

I consider myself a sovereign citizen. I am no longer subject to the laws that the government thinks it passes to restrict my freedoms. Further, the police are no longer public servants, they are now agents of tyranny.

I certainly an not governed by an inferior like Princess Andrew. He’s just another dumb dago in an expensive suit.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 6:24:57 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: lbryce

Why should people respect laws that dont apply to friends or employees of the lawmakers? Why should they respect laws that can be changed on a whim, or passed for purely political purposes?


10 posted on 02/15/2014 6:41:02 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Respect for the law is earned, not legislated by despotic hypocrites.


11 posted on 02/15/2014 6:45:29 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Ouderkirk
I consider myself a sovereign citizen. I am no longer subject to the laws that the government thinks it passes to restrict my freedoms. Further, the police are no longer public servants, they are now agents of tyranny.

Dittos ping.

If the Feral government doesn't have to follow the rules, why should the ‘little people’?

12 posted on 02/15/2014 7:16:23 PM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], itÂ’s the law of the land.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
the government only enforces laws if and when it wants too, it should come as no surprise then that the people obey only the laws they want to...
13 posted on 02/15/2014 7:16:35 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lbryce

Here’s my message to Cuomo ..........

Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ about 2,000 in Huntsville

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/02/report_firearms_manufacturer_r.html#incart_2box

Their key manufacturing facility has been in NY for a very long time. Seems a good move by Remington. Goodbye, NY. That’s 2000+ more jobs.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 7:48:15 PM PST by boycott
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To: lbryce

What’s the use of having laws if you can’t use them to punish your enemies and help your friends?


15 posted on 02/15/2014 7:52:44 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: lbryce

Cuomo was born on third but thinks he hit a triple... His biggest talent was picking the right father.


16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:01:59 PM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: lbryce; The Mayor; neverdem

NY ping


17 posted on 02/15/2014 9:40:18 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: lbryce

Respect for just laws is a good thing. Respect for a law simply because it’s a law is one of the Achilles heels that conservatives will have to reckon with. Ultimately tyrants rely on obedience to their dictates to achieve their aims.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 4:13:27 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Post5203

You might want to check out what the Free State Project is doing in NH before you book your flight. While they’re distinctly libertarian as opposed to conservative, their idea of utopia is a heck of a lot more tolerable than that offered by the marxists.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 4:17:54 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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