Mario Cuomo’s Idiot Son Rolls Back Poorly Thought Out Gun Ban, Claims No Rollback

Andrew Cuomo, pictured discussing how much he likes herbal tea

I know Mario Cuomo is probably in his 80s now, but after another year of his idiot son, most people in the state would be willing to have the old man come back so long as it saves them from his idiot son, Andrew.

Andrew Cuomo has racked up many achievements in his political career. Ads calling Koch a Homo and rhyming that with Cuomo. Causing the financial crisis during his disastrous time in the Clinton Administration. And cynically jumping on the Newtown shootings to pass a gun ban that was about as well-thought-out as his Kennedy marriage.

There was, at it turned out, only one minor problem with his ban. (Well there are many actually.)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday the state is not rolling back the nation’s most stringent gun control measure by keeping 10-bullet magazines legal, even though they would have been outlawed in a bill that passed earlier this year.

Cuomo and legislative leaders in state budget talks plan to change the law that was passed in January before a provision kicks in banning the sale of 10-bullet magazines. The gun measure outlaws the purchase of any magazines that carry more than seven bullets, the nation’s most stringent limit.

“There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist, so you really have no practical option,” Cuomo said.

Sure some people would say that ramming through a law that no one had read at short notice was bound to lead to insane results like this. But Andrew Cuomo got his 15 minutes of national coverage screaming about how much he loves kids and hates guns, or whatever it is he screams about at every press conference. And now the idiotic bill has to be dismantled piece by piece.

He told reporters that any suggestion this will be a rollback of the law is “wholly without basis.”

No, clearly it wasn’t a mistake. There will be no rolling back of anything.

Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner’s home.

He says the law is still enforceable.

How is it enforceable exactly?

State Troopers asking people to show many bullets they have? If a shooter kills 10 people, he’ll be charged with an additional crime for having more than 7 bullets?

I can see that Governor Andrew Cuomo gave this almost as much thought as he did the measures that caused the financial crisis he was responsible for during the Clinton Administration.

But don’t worry. Andrew Cuomo has big ambitions. After bumping off a blind black governor using media smears, he plans to run for president.

Just think. One day Mario Cuomo’s idiot son could be President Mario Cuomo’s Idiot Son.

President Idiot Son?

  • gary

    Great Article

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Cuomo said the state needs to allow the sale of handguns and rifles with 10-shot magazines, but New Yorkers will still be required to keep no more than seven bullets in them, except at shooting ranges and competitions. Violating the seven-bullet limit is a misdemeanor, but a violation if the magazine was in the owner’s home. He says the law is still enforceable."

    I haven't laughed that loud in a long time. Next up Andrew will be deciding appropriate auto speed limits on Mars.

    "Sir, may I inspect your gun and it's magazine?"

    "One moment please…"

    Bang, bang, bang.

    "Here you are sir."

    • tagalog

      If someone has a filled 15-round magazine in his home, how is the law limiting magazine capacity enforceable, even in New York? Doesn't the Fourth Amendment apply even in that post-Constitutional state? How would the cops have probable cause for a warrant? The owner would have to invite them in to search.

  • tagalog

    I hate to contradict Mr. Cuomo, but one of the finest (if not THE finest) handguns ever designed, the M1911 Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol, is designed for a seven-round magazine. It is among the most well-known (and widely-used) handguns that have ever existed.

    There are probably about a hundred million M1911 7-round magazines in circulation. Bloody dolt. Engage brain before using mouth.

    By the way, if there were going to be a gunfight between two good shooters, one using a Beretta 9 mm. M9 pistol with a 15-round magazine and the other using an M1911 .45 with a 7-round magazine, I'd be betting on the guy with the M1911.

  • molly moore

    I have a 7-round (not "bullet") magazine for my 1911 Government Model in .45 ACP. I guess it doesn't exist.

    • tagalog

      It's a lost cause to confuse them with the "casing-primer-propellant-bullet" conundrum. It just falls on deaf ears. It's a gun thing so it doesn't compute with them. Imagine their confusion when you teach them that propellants don't explode, just combust very quickly.

  • JacksonPearson

    "Mario Cuomo’s Idiot Son Rolls Back Poorly Thought Out Gun Ban, Claims No Rollback"

    Lesson From Colorado: Don't Trust Your Guns To Democrats
    "Here's the lesson for other states, Democrats cannot be trusted with your guns–period. And given time and power, they will turn any gun state into a gun control state."

    • tagalog

      Yeah, and don't think you can just drive over into Kansas, Oklahoma, or Texas, where they still have sense, to get your Sig P226 9 mm., designed for the 18-round mags. The feds have that one blocked off – if you buy out of state, they can sell to you, but they have to follow the law of your state of residence. So no mags of greater than 15-round capacity unless you are willing to seriously break the law.

      Fortunately, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and other county sheriffs in Colorado are planning to file a lawsuit to have the new law invalidated on the ground that it's unenforceable. Keep your fingers crossed.

      And why should the citizen have to pay the $10 for the extra background check? Doesn't that extra expense act like a poll tax, or some other technique intended to chill the exercise of a Constitutional right? Doesn't it have a disparate impact on poor minorities?

      In an earlier time, I would have been confident that Governor Hickenlooper and the legislators who backed the new gun control laws would be out at the next election, but I fear that Colorado has finally crossed the color line into being a blue state. Too bad; they move here from California because they like the Colorado life style, and then they want to change it to California.

      • pagegl

        I kind of like the idea of having to pay a fee to exercise one of my freedoms protected by the Constitution. We could then use it as precedent to require payment for the exercise of other freedoms. Just image if the lefties had to pay $10 to exercise freedom of speech; geez, the comments section of HuffPo and Slate and others would pretty much be empty. And then there is the one I REALLY like, let's put a $100 fee on exercising one's right to vote in national elections; might cut down on all the 'vote early and vote often' types that helped Obama be reelected. /sarc

  • pagegl

    Daniel, calling Andrew Cuomo Mario Cuomo's idiot son is a pretty serious injustice to the idiots of the world.

  • Drakken

    I like calling that dago Cuomo Il Deuce, for it fits better, and God help us if this idiot runs for President.

    • tagalog

      Il Deuce or Il Douche?

  • Triple Lindy

    Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The goal is prohibition of private ownership of firearms." Janet Reno

  • Mike RS

    The "SAFE" (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage — after waiving the required three-day public comment period. This 80 page legislation was passed late into the night… literally and figuratively under the cover of darkness. There existed no exigent need as claimed, of the Act’s 60 sections, only three (3) took effect on its adoption into law. Cuomo bragged that New York now has the "toughest assault weapons ban" in the country but claimed that the law respects the Second Amendment and preserves the rights of "hunters and sportsmen." The former is true; the latter is not.
    The most widely reported provision of the law is the total ban on the sale of military-style rifles classified as "assault weapons," effective Jan. 15. The provision forever prohibits anyone other than a law enforcement agency from acquiring such weapons, including the popular hunting and target variants of the AR-15 rifle. Current owners of such rifles must register them with the state by 2014, and the registration must be renewed every five years. Current owners of such rifles may never sell them to another New York State resident in the future or pass them down to members of their family.
    Shockingly enough, in many ways the "assault weapons ban" is actually one of the statute's lesser infringements on the Second Amendment. The statute criminalizes, potentially criminalizes, or places under state surveillance even the most innocuous, banal, and pedestrian forms of gun ownership, and it restricts the right of self-defense. The new law prohibits the sale of any quantity of ammunition by anyone other than a licensed dealer and requires that such dealer perform a criminal background check on the purchaser and forward the purchaser's name, address, age, and occupation, and the quantity, caliber, and make of the ammunition, to a State Police database. Thus, the ammunition database creates a de facto universal long gun registry. A hunter who purchases a box of five 12-gauge deer slugs will have the effect of documenting ownership of a 12-gauge shotgun.
    The law affirmatively requires that a person's firearms must be confiscated if any order of protection is filed against them — no matter how meager the complaint may be. It also requires that a "mental health professional" (including a physician) who believes that an individual is a danger to himself or others must report his or her diagnosis to the police for purposes of firearm confiscation. Such a diagnosis is highly subjective. But the law exempts such "professionals" from civil liability; thus, any "mental health professional can initiate the confiscation of a person's firearms, and the gun owner is forbidden to file a civil suit to challenge the "diagnosis."

  • Mike RS

    The SAFE Act also severely infringes on the right of self-defense from criminal predation. Although Article 35 of New York Penal law allows the use of deadly force in the event of a home invasion, the SAFE Act restricts the ammunition capacity of all arms to seven rounds. If you possess a magazine loaded with more than seven rounds in your own home, you are guilty of a criminal offense. If a criminal with a stolen handgun and an illegal 15-round magazine invades your home and you shoot at him with more than eight rounds, you will be criminally charged, and your magazine (and possibly your firearm) will be confiscated and destroyed without compensation, because you have now used it in the commission of a crime.
    The seven-round magazine limit effectively bans or severely restricts the use of perhaps 75% of the firearms designed in the past 100 years. Seven-round magazines simply do not exist for common firearms such as the popular 10-shot Ruger 10/22 rifle, five million of which have been manufactured since the 1960s. Although the Act "grandfathers" existing ten-round magazines, it forbids owners to put more than seven rounds in them, and it requires lawful owners of magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds to sell them out of state, surrender them, or destroy them. This is clearly an unconstitutional deprivation of private property, in violation of the Fifth Amendment.
    The law also prohibits the private "sale" or "exchange" of any firearm to any person unless a licensed dealer performs the "sale" and a background check. You may not give your brother or nephew a .22 rifle on Christmas Eve. The law does not clarify how long someone must be in possession of a firearm before such possession is understood to be an "exchange"; thus, it is possible that lending a rifle to your brother-in-law for deer season without a dealer transfer and a background check could be construed as an illegal exchange." You would then be a criminal, and the gun used in the "crime" could be confiscated and destroyed.
    Finally, the SAFE Act requires that gun owners report any "loss or theft" of a firearm or ammunition to the police within 24 hours. Failure to do so is a criminal offense. Read literally, a deer hunter who drops a single 12-gauge slug in the snow and cannot find it is a criminal unless he reports the loss to the police.
    The New York SAFE Act is one of the most brazen assaults on the Constitution and on individual liberty in the history of the United States. Cuomo has thumbed his nose at the Supreme Court's Heller and McDonald decisions in 2008 and 2010 affirming the right to keep and bear arms. The intent of the law is to suppress and criminalize the common use of firearms, including guns not defined as "assault weapons." This legislation does not have the support of our law enforcement community, which Cuomo failed to consult or exempt, despite being tasked with its enforcement. In fact, the NY State Sheriffs Association has specifically opposed the act. The New York State Association of County Clerks and the New York State Association of Counties have also passed resolutions opposing the NY SAFE act. More significantly, 51 of New York's 62 counties have either passed, or are in the process of passing, resolutions calling for the repeal of the SAFE Act, that list continues to grow. New York has the highest taxes in the nation. It is ranked as the least "business-friendly" state in the country. The implementation of this legislation is not only going to cost NY state 36 million dollars a year, it has created a hostile environment for both in-state and out of state sports men and women who now risk committing crimes for the countless technical criminal violations created by the SAFE Act for possessing items which can be purchased over the counter in all our neighboring states.

  • June

    guns don’t kill people – PEOPLE DO!!!! Criminals do not go to purchase a gun legally – they steal one or go out of state and get one at a flea market – And for the record you only need one shot to kill someone – Cuomo IS AN IDIOT – giving 25,000 acres to the Oneida Indians – People live there and those people are going to have to pay higher taxes on this plus probably find another place to live. NEW YORK sucks and it is getting worse – we can’t afford to live now..

  • James S.

    “There are no seven round magazines” ????? Really? Then what the hell have I been putting into my 1911 all these years, 6 1/2 rounds? What an idiot, his father was right when called his son an idiot.