Apparently one of Andrew Cuomo’s aides was caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout in Brooklyn, where apparently one of the gang members opened up with a MAC-10 submachine gun. Cuomo was quick with the gun control:
“We passed the most difficult weapon control law in the the nation, called the SAFE Act and I am proud of it. Anybody who doesn’t believe we need to do something about gun control is delusional—we can protect the second amendment and legitimate gun owners, but we also need to protect people. How many young innocent people have to die before this nation comes to its senses? And this is a terrible, terrible, painful loss and all unnecessary.”
New York has more gun control than any other state in the country. New York City is even more restrictive than the state. Cuomo pushed the SAFE Act in the wake of Sandy Hook, and crime has been going up in New York City. And he thinks we’re the ones that are delusional?
We keep saying gun control doesn’t work, and we keep finding more and more examples of it not working, which causes the politicians to keep blathering that the only way to fix it is to double down on the failure.
And it would be nice if, for once, we could save our thoughts and prayers for the victims and families, without having to respond to politicians like Cuomo flinging insults and using a tragedy to gain political leverage.