NY Gov: “Gun Confiscation Is An Option”
On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that he had begun discussions with leaders of the State’s legislature concerning new gun control measures and he plans to propose a package of gun control legislation when he presents his State of the State address in January. Cuomo says that “confiscation (of guns) could be an option.”
In an interview on an Albany radio station, Cuomo said that while gun control had not been among the most discussed topics in the State’s capital, he was going to now focus his attention on changing state laws, which would restrict the possession of rifles that he deems as “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. He claims that the states existing ban on these items have “more holes than Swiss cheese.”
“I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting,’ ” Cuomo 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.”
While the Governor did not offer any specifics that he might propose he did say:
“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.”
So it appears that these people in power have absolutely no concept of what the Second Amendment says or implies. Now we are seeing the push at the federal level and the State level for more gun control legislation nonsense. “Keep your gun, but permit it” is what Cuomo thinks the Constitution states. I don’t recall those words among “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” That is the law of the land currently. If you want to change the law, then I suggest you push for a Constitutional amendment, providing you can get the States to ratify it. I’m not holding my breath that there is a snowball’s chance in Hell with the Governor getting that done, nor the President and the liberals on Capitol Hill. This is why they attempt to write laws that undermine the governing document of the Country.