Exploiting tragedy has become routine among America’s gun control tycoons. This time, the culprit is Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).
On Monday morning, the First Deputy Counsel for Empire State Development, Carey Gabay, was shot by a stray bullet during pre-festivities ahead of the Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. He is currently in critical condition at Kings County Hospital Center. After showing remorse for the terrifying incident, Cuomo swiftly took the opportunity to reintroduce his gun control agenda and shame anyone who doesn’t agree with him as “delusional.”
“How many incidents do we have to have, how many weeks do we have to have with the same story over and over and over about the insanity that this country is allowing to continue with violence and loss of life of innocent people because we have people who have no business having guns, having guns,” Cuomo, a Democrat, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Tuesday.
The liberal governor’s objective is to now make a federal gun control initiative law of the land. He is perhaps hoping to expand on his success in getting the SAFE Act passed in the Empire State.
The SAFE Act, which bans the sale of AR-15s, labeled by the Cuomo administration as ‘assault weapons,’ is not as popular as the governor would like to believe. Within the first year of its implementation, over 1,200 felonies had been tallied against gun owners because of the bill’s severely strict guidelines. As you can imagine, gun owners were not happy about it.
Cuomo’s inability to understand the ideology of anyone other than himself was also evident last January, when he said pro-life conservatives weren’t welcome in New York.
Time and research have proven that anti-gun laws are not effective in preventing mass shootings, for criminals still have ways of getting their hands on them. Yet, that won’t stop leftist progressive gun control activists from taking advantage of every unfortunate opportunity to pursue the same failed agenda.