Well, he was looking out outfox those frothing “extemists” back when he rammed these absurd new gun laws through in the dead of night a couple of months ago.
Gun control activists hailed New York lawmakers in January for quickly passing the first tough gun restrictions since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
“Common sense can win. You can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense,” boasted Cuomo to reporters in January before he signed the bill.
Intelligence, reason and common sense, three traits Cuomo obviously doesn’t possess.
But after weeks of criticism from gun owners, Mr. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would seek to ease the restriction, which he said had proved unworkable even before it was scheduled to take effect on April 15.
The gun-control law, approved in January, banned the sale of magazines that hold more than seven rounds of ammunition. But, Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday, seven-round magazines are not widely manufactured. And, although the new gun law provided an exemption for the use of 10-round magazines at firing ranges and competitions, it did not provide a legal way for gun owners to purchase such magazines.
As a result, he said, he and legislative leaders were negotiating language that would continue to allow the sale of magazines holding up to 10 rounds, but still forbid New Yorkers from loading more than 7 rounds into those magazines.
“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine,” Mr. Cuomo said at a news conference. “That doesn’t exist. So you really have no practical option.”
Gee, maybe this leftwing extremist should have employed reason, intelligence and common sense so he didn’t look like a complete idiot.