Andrew Cuomo Unveils New Gun Control Program
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Andrew Cuomo Unveils New Gun Control Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made a name for himself in gun control circles for his anti-gun policies.

After the horrendous Sandy Hook shooting, Cuomo capitalized on the fallout of this tragedy by promoting and eventually signing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act into law in 2013.

Under the SAFE act, New York instituted universal background checks for all gun purchases broadened the definition of assault weapons, established a database for handguns, and prohibited selling or purchasing magazines holding more than seven rounds of ammunition.  

Through this law and New York’s plethora of gun control, New York has established itself as one of the most anti-gun states in the country. It is currently ranked 51st in Guns & Ammo’s 2019 rankings for the Best States for Guns Owners. Fast forward to 2019, and Cuomo is still not satisfied with the gun control he has signed into law during his gubernatorial term.

This motivated him to unveil his gun control plan — “Make America Safer” campaign — to take the issue federally. Cuomo’s campaign will focus on social media engagement to spread the issue of gun control. And Cuomo has plenty of gun control muscle behind him with groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, and March for Our Lives endorsing his campaign.

“As the federal government continues to abdicate its responsibility to protect the people in this country, by failing to take action on meaningful, common-sense gun control, it is now more important than ever to have a leader in Washington that has a plan to tackle these issues and end this violence once and for all,” Cuomo declared in a statement. “That is why I’m asking all Democrats running for president to make a simple, clear choice for the American people and sign the ‘Make America Safer Pledge.”

Cuomo’s gun control plan consists of so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, a national version of red flag gun confiscation laws, universal background checks for gun purchases, and the enactment of a mental health database. 

Gun control has been Cuomo’s pet issue since passing the SAFE Act. Although the intentions of some gun control advocates are in the right place, they ignore how countless other states have passed less restrictive gun laws during the last three decades without any negative fallout. Crime rates continue to fall, while gun ownership and even carry rates are on the rise in America.

For the sake of New Yorkers and millions of other Americans stuck in states with stringent gun controls, Cuomo should use his platform to open up more discussion on gun policy.

It would behoove the New York Governor to listen to the perspective of groups like Black Guns Matters and hear out the benefits of pro-gun policies. When countless states with laws like Constitutional Carry are not turning into shooting galleries, it’s time to rethink some of the mainstream media’s fears about gun liberalization. 

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8 thoughts on “Andrew Cuomo Unveils New Gun Control Program

  1. The man who passed the safe act , a bill that costed tax payers 38 million in taxes apon its introduction, in the name of keeping children safe ….6 years later passes an abortion bill that says you can RIP a living breathing child from a womb and toss it threw a wood chipper . This mans moral compass is so broken its pointed his head right up his ass. Look at the stats how many arrests and convictions have been made for safe act violations? At last count I think it was 1000000 dollars a person under the initial 38 million dollar price tag that went with the bill…..its like everything else hes involved in smoke and mirrors

  2. He is the worst, most crooked, criminal governor in any state in the union that part of the state needs to make itself a state and leave upstate alone……

  3. ,you are 100% correct governor bLomowants to control the people I just found the population when they start taking guns from the criminals let me know how that works out is a bullshit law designed at control of the people and the law-abiding citizens against the American people America

  4. Shall not be infringed upon asswipe! Pretty soon all you will have left to “govern” out of the state are criminals and welfare. You are destroying this once great state. It will look like chicago.

  5. None of these newer gun control laws have had any positive effect on criminals, criminals don’t follow the laws
    they only effect law abiding citizens that do

  6. He is by far the biggest criminal to ever hold office. He is total scum, his brother is scum, his father was scum. Of course he wants to disarm law abiding citizens, he’s a criminal.

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