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.