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.

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  • Nacho Daddy

    The elite are testing the waters with NY to see if the people will grow some balls and finally say a resounding NO!!! or...

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Ejercito/1192560348 Michael Ejercito

    Gov. Cuomo is a Catholic.

    Has he never heard of Exodus 20:15?

  • mtoarizona

    Cuomo is such an ignorant twit that it's hard to believe. Confiscation of guns would be a direct violation of the 2nd Amendment. He may believe that the 2nd Amendment does not apply to New York, or that he can defy the Constitution without consequence. Try it Cuomo, and see what happens. And we should hear his definition of an ASSAULT GUN. He probably feels that if it is black, it's an assault gun. Perhaps he believes that if it's full-automatic, it's an assault gun, and it could be, except that full-automatic rifles are already illegal without a special permit, which people cannot acquire. I suspect that he really means semi-automatic rifles, or handguns. There are millions of semi-automatic rifles owned by law-abiding citizens, and YES, they are commonly used for hunting. Over half of the millions of handguns are also semi-automatic, and are the most popular handgun for home defense, and self-defense. The truth is that Cuomo has no understanding of legal guns used all over America, and he doesn't care, His real objective is to confiscate ALL guns, leaving citizens with no defense against armed thugs who will always have guns - regardless of what the brilliant Cuomo does. Take away the guns from the law-abiding citizens, and the crime rate will go UP.

  • R2D2Censored

    CUOMO: Go Ahead; Make My Day!!! Just TRY and "confiscate" MY guns!! Do it yourself, I dare you!!! (Of course cowards like you always have others do your dirty work; don't you?

  • RonMar

    Here are some things to read, study, learn and think about since Obama has started this renewed assault on our 2d Amdt (and other rights and freedoms):
    Islamic jihad terrorists are well positioned here and have been for quite a while. There are an estimated 7-10 million Muslims in the U.S. of the world’s 1.9 billion claimed by Islamic leaders. That is up from 5 million estimated 10 years ago. I believe the 7-10 million is a low-ball figure. No one knows for sure because our Census laws do not allow us to ask about religious affiliation.
    All Muslims say the same shahada - confession of faith - There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is Allah's prophet. That sets the stage for taking over the world for Allah, the establishment of a worldwide caliphate with Shar'ia Law, forced conversion of all infidels - unbelievers in Islam, subjugation in dhimmi of those who will not convert, or at the whim of some Islamist leader elimination of those who have converted or not, starting with any who have left Islam, then in order moving on to Jews, Christians and others.
    Obama has said there are 2000 mosques, Islamic societies and such in the U.S. now, up from 1200 10 years ago. Obama should know due to the strong influences on him by Islamists and Marxists, his installing Islamist and Marxist operatives in his tyrannical, despotic, evil regime, and hosting hundreds of Islamist visitors at the White House for consultations with him.
    The Islamists include Valerie Jarrett - Obama’s closest advisor, born in Iran - and SecState Clinton’s advisor Huma Abedin with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
    You can search online and get maps of the locations of: 1) the mosques, etc., 2) Islamic jihad terrorist fundraising sites, and 3) Islamic jihad terrorist training sites in the U.S. The mosques, etc. and fundraising sites maps are near mirror images. The training sites are under Jamaat al-Fuqra.
    A specific purpose of Jamaat al-Fuqra is to recruit and train domestic terrorists in the US. The two Pakistani brothers arrested in Ft. Lauderdale earlier this month may well have been trained by Jamaat al-Fuqra. Naturalized US citizens, they were planning terrorist attacks in the US with WMDs according to the FBI.
    If you are even semi-conscious, not deaf, blind and dumb you should remember the Ft. Hood Massacre when US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan ran around screaming "Alahu akubar" and gunning down US soldiers, their family members and other citizens.
    Less publicized there were also two young, unarmed, US Army recruits shot down in front of a Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting station in that time frame.
    Various other plots have been thwarted. One was for an attack with bombs and real assault rifles, machine guns, etc. on Ft. Dix, NJ. An alert citizen got law enforcement onto that plot. He was and still is a camera and photo shop owner who saw pictures the plotters brought in for processing at his business.

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.harrod.14 Greg Harrod

    Somebody tell dimwit Cuomo that the 2nd Amendment does not contain the word "hunting". The 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill Of Rights. It's not a bill of "needs".

  • 317david

    I think we will need more than asult rifles if the government trys to take just one cap gun from us that's why we need guns more than anything else, they will keep us free and that's what they don't want. They try and make us think it's for our own good,LOLOL and they think we believe that brainwash bull.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of guns" -Thomas Jefferson-
    And why do our RICH politicians nee all those cars that go 150mph and kill more people in this country than guns ever have. IF YOU WANT OUR GUNS, COME AND GET THEM, YOU IDIOT DICTATORS!!!!!!!!

  • Jim

    Not from me they won't !!!!

  • Ben

    I am Damd Glad I live in Texas and not New York State. I wonder who he is going to go get these guns from the people since the Law Enforcement took an Oath to defende and protect the Constatution and not the President or Gonvener. So it would be aginst the law to force them to do it and it is aginst the Constatution to do so anyway. Oh but when has the Constatution meant anything to a liberal. They wipe there butts with it. I can only pray that the cops in New York will salute the Governer with their middle finger and say no we will not do that.

  • Winston

    These arrogant self-important politicians want to disarm Constitutional protected citizens because they know a time is coming when the errant government will try to control the masses - by a select few elitists. And, that my loyal "We the people" friends is communism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Killgo/1637085325 Steve Killgo

    The right to bear arms is a "RIGHT" not a previlege! You can not take a "RIGHT" away! If this idiot want our guns he better change the Constitution! While he is looking at our Constitution he needs to Read A2, S1, p5! NATURAL BORN is born to TWO American Citizen parents on American soil. His Communist leader is not really President! Daddy was a Brit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.grogan.7547 Michael Grogan

    One more OBummer liberal a@@hole! He and Bloomberg make a hell of a team.

  • Badshot46

    IF I'm not mistaken you have to have a permit for every gun, rifle, shotgun, now with NYC.
    I wonder were NY would get the money to buy back all the guns.
    You'll see a flurry of bogus sales, thefts and what have you.

    What have these idiots don't realize is if the 2nd Amendment falls, so do the rest of them.

    ixnay00 is right to a degree, I'd venture to say it would be far better to cut the heads off the snakes, and see there the army and national guard stand.

    You can never have enough guns to stand up to tyranny.

  • fwiw

    What a foolish thing to say. What a fool to say it.

  • Mark

    Cuomo, when you come to confiscate my guns, come armed !!

  • Jeff

    Thank God the Founding father's allowed us to hunt so we wouldn't starve to death. But now meat comes in plastic packages so we don't need to hunt anymore, therefore we don't need guns anymore. Are people in this country really that stupid? Oh wait, they did re-elect Obama, never mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.zipper Brian Zipper

    I will remind these traitors this is not new orleans

  • john cunningham

    this little Commie pissant needs to be taken down a peg or three. how about if he shows an example and drops his armed bodyguards? they could get rid of their Glocks and carry Nerf guns and water pistols. of course, the ruling class will never get rid of their SS guardians.

    and what Solzhenitsyn thought about self-defense--

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

  • 3494

    Yeah right! Cuomo is no fool. He is of the "strilke while the iron is hot" mentality. Take an inflamatory issue and use it for your use. So what if he has a shotgun, big deal. I would bet in his lifetime he has never gone hunting. He is just like other politicains in that they think that just because they have a gun they will be "accepted' by those that do own guns and that do hunt. Just because he may have a "gun" does not make his anything other than a "socialist". Hitler tried gun confiscation among other things and we all know how Germany ended up in 1945. The second amendment was not put into constitution by the founding fathers so as to "permit" citizens to "hunt". It was put there by those very learned men so as to PERMIT the citizens to be able to defend themselves against a tyrannical government and anyone who does not believe that, than, they are either a fool or they don't know what they are talking about. I tend to believe the latter.

  • RonMar

    After giving this due consideration if Cumo and Dem Lib governors of Blue States want to confiscate guns in their states I support their doing so. Then they can deal with the flood of lawsuits and criminal charges against them for violating the US Constitution.

    After all, all of the mass shootings in recent times have occurred in Deep Blue States.

    Just leave the Red States and Conservative Republican, Moderate and Independent governors alone to run their own states.

    In no time a data base will emerge showing the folly of the Dem Libs and Blue States as if the data base is not present already. Just think about Chicago, Detroit, LA, NYC and other violent murder cities.