Andrew Cuomo: ‘We can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense’

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

Who are these “extremists” he speaks of? The law-abiding gun owners of his state? The NRA?

Notice every time one of these gun grabbers opens his yap they use “common sense” in nearly every sentence. Meaning, of course, you don’t make any sense if you disagree with their extremism. If they had the slightest bit of intelligence they’d realize their political posturing preening will do nothing to save any lives.

Some gun-rights advocates were worried about the law’s ban on any rifle pistol grip “that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon” — language that they worried could be broadly defined to include many common rifles.

Those who already own guns banned by the law may keep them so long as they register their weapons with the state, and submit themselves to State Police background checks.

The law also requires people buying ammunition to undergo background checks, and includes provisions aimed at limiting ammo and gun sales to people with mental illness.

“These gun-control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime,” the National Rifle Association said in a statement.

But Cuomo expressed pride in the law, which he signed a day before President Obama was to unveil his federal gun-law proposals.

“We can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense, and that’s what we’re going to do,” Cuomo said.

Of course it took less than a day for his law to prove meaningless.

Only takes the slightest bit of common sense to see that.

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6 Responses to “Andrew Cuomo: ‘We can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense’”

  1. MT Geoff on 16/16/13 at 11:35 am

    H’m. My rifle is a Rossi Puma, modeled after a Winchester 73 and it has nothing like a pistol grip.
    My shotgun is a Savage 300. It does have a slight curve and bulge that is called a pistol grip, although it’s all shaped in one piece of wood. Is that going to meet Cuomo’s definition? Academic for now, since I’m in Montana, but still…
    A modern pistol grip makes a rifle or shotgun easier to hold with one hand. This can be very useful if your cell phone is in your other hand as you call the cops.
    It is a sad fact, but it is a fact, that our ugliest shooters have used large magazines and semi-automatic rifles or pistols for their ugliest crimes. These crimes are a tiny fraction of homicides and they are a consequence of a free society. I want to keep my rights in spite of people like Loughner and Lanza.

  2. alanstorm on 16/16/13 at 12:05 pm

    “We can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense, and that’s what we’re going to do,”

    Hmmm. Reason and common sense oesn’t seem to work on extremists like YOU, Mr. Cuomo.

  3. Rob Crawford on 16/16/13 at 12:22 pm

    One thing people are leaving out — ammunition sales not only require a background check, but are restricted to FFLs *AND* a detailed log of what you bought, when, how much, where you live, and what you do for a living(!) must be kept.

  4. MT Geoff on 16/16/13 at 4:56 pm

    I wonder how the ammunition rules apply to re-loading supplies. I load my own pistol ammunition.

  5. marcus tullius cicero on 17/17/13 at 11:48 am

    YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID! WHEN IT REFERS TO NY LIBS. IF IT WASN’T FOR WALL STREET AND THE BANKS, NYC WOULD BE A CESSPOOL…..