Gov. Cuomo: New York Needs More Gun Control Laws


courtesy ABC News

Apparently Governor Andrew Soprano Cuomo feels gun laws in New York are still far too lax:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday vowed passage of legislation in the first 100 days of the new legislative session to combat gun violence.

It would include a ten day waiting period for anyone trying to purchase a gun, according to Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “What happens is, right now, it’s only three days and that’s not enough time to do a comprehensive background check when you think about you need a mental health check, a police record, you need to make sure that people who shouldn’t have guns don’t get their hands on guns.”

If you’re thinking extended waiting periods are no big deal, you’re flat wrong. And if you think that’s all, well, there’s more. And the “more” is a potential disaster for law-abiding gun owners:

Under the Red Flag Bill, teachers and school administrators would also have the ability to pursue court intervention to remove guns from a household if a student shows signs of being a threat to themselves or others. “This makes sense in order to protect the students because in 51% of the cases of mass shootings in a school, of you talk to the administrators and teachers, they saw the warning signs but were not empowered to do anything about it. But first of all it goes to a judge, there’s no arbitrariness here. It says a judge has license to examine the situation and find out if there’s access to guns.”

– George Richert for WIVB, Governor Cuomo Proposes Three New Gun Laws

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