NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state should add more gun control laws to the books, which already has some of the tightest gun control measures in the nation.In his State of the State address Wednesday in Albany, the first-term Democrat referred repeatedly to NY as the "progressive capital" of the nation as he sought to make his state the first to take action in the wake of last month's school massacre in Newtown, CT, reports Real Clear Politics.
Cuomo said tougher gun control laws are common sense. "No one hunts with an assault rifle," he told state legislators. "No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer, and too many innocent people have died already. End the madness now. Pass safe, reasonable gun control in the state of New York. Make this state safe. Save lives. Set an example for the rest of the nation."
Cuomo is considered a likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, depending on what outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does. Cuomo's faced criticism from liberals who have accused him of being too tough on labor unions, among other things.
But Cuomo's tacked hard left on gun control. That includes musing about "confiscation" as an option in the wake of the Newtown killings.
Via Real Clear Politics.