Andrew Cuomo is an absolute disgrace. No two ways about it. Cuomo makes Joe Biden's arguments sound cogent and reasonable.
He continually peddles the "assault weapon" misnomer - either completely unaware of his own ignorance, or just whoring his pathetic attempt to undermine the Second Amendment with the Un-Safe Act. For the record, the term "assault rifle" is often misused. An "assault rifle" has the capability to shoot automatically, something that is effectively illegal in the U.S. (unless you have the time, patience, licenses, and thousands of dollars to acquire the equipment and pay the taxes for doing so... good luck if in New York State).
Also, for the record, the Second Amendment asserts one's RIGHT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM CRIMINALS. The Second Amendment protects one's RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILY FROM CRIMINALS. The Second Amendment reiterates one's RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR LOVED ONES FROM VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS CRIMINALS WHO HAVE BEEN LET OUT OF PRISON AND CONTINUE TO TRAMPLE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. The right to protect yourself, and your loved ones, is not (and never will be) outdated.
Thomas Sowell - Guns Save Lives
Thomas Sowell - Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?
Thomas Sowell - Gun Control Laws
Thomas Sowell - Gun Control Myths Part 1
Thomas Sowell - Gun Control Myths Part 2
Thomas Sowell - Gun Control Myths Part 3
Thomas Sowell - Gun Control Hypocrisy
Thomas Sowell - Gunning for Guns
Thomas Sowell - Facts Versus Dogma on Guns
Back to the pathetic disgrace that is Andrew Cuomo.
His assertion that he has the final say on marriage (not that anyone should be able to tell consenting adults what they can and cannot do with other consenting adults) is inconsistent, incoherent, and ignorant:
Just a few years ago, he [Cuomo] declared that anyone who opposed redefining marriage was “anti-New York and anti-American.” So it really should be no surprise when his rhetoric gets out of hand, and shows a lack of respect for those who take opposing positions in good faith.
Nevertheless, the remarks he made the other day are particularly disturbing. Commenting on some internal disputes among his Republican rivals, the governor of all New Yorkers (even those who disagree with him) said this:
“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” (Emphasis added.)
A governor, or any type of leader whose salary is paid by taxpayers, is supposed to serve everyone. Andrew Cuomo cannot make a foolish assertion, change his mind, and then make another assertion totally opposite and claim that opposing views are "not welcome". Andrew Cuomo lacks the intellect, integrity, honesty, selflessness, and tact to successfully lead anything other than a rally for his own re-election. His fiscal policy is also a joke, and people are voting with their feet and leaving New York State in droves. Andrew Cuomo is a pathetic disgrace, a belligerent fool, and the tyrant you deserve if you voted for him.