NY Governor Cuomo: Gun Laws, Not Parole System, Needs to Change

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“After a multitude of shootings, robberies and rapes committed by parolees in the last 12 months, the New York State parole system is under intense scrutiny in our area,” Rochester New York’s 13wham.com opines. “The question about parole reform has been brought up by many local leaders, including Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini. While visiting Rochester Wednesday to accept an award, Governor Andrew Cuomo said calls to overhaul the parole system are not the issue that will fix that particular problem. Instead . . .

the governor said gun laws need to be changed. “I know it’s a very difficult political issue,” Cuomo said. “I deal with it in New York, I know it’s politically difficult, but the only way we are going to make sure criminals and mentally ill people don’t get guns is by doing background checks on anyone who wants to buy a gun.”

Which is exactly what the law stipulates in the Empire State. And the rest – from gun registration to an “assault weapons ban” to an abject refusal to issue concealed carry permits to law abiding citizens persistent and wealthy enough to run the gauntlet of New York’s onerous application process.

But don’t worry that Cuomo is going to pursue SAFE Act Part II, a follow-up to the post-Newtown gun control legislation hurriedly passed in the middle of the night, voted on twenty minutes after its introduction and signed into law the same day as an “emergency measure.”

Gov. Cuomo added he has done as much as he can at the state level. Now, he said, changes in gun laws need to happen at a national level.

As much as he can? How about WAY too much. Meanwhile, the New York prison system continues to let dangerous criminals out of jail, whereupon they re-offend, preying on innocent people denied their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. A situation so offensive that even the anti-gun New York Times has (repeatedly) called for reform.

Click here for info on the case of a parolee who committed murder in Rochester. In the video, the cop promises gang members that “you’re going to jail for a very long time.” Plus ca change . . .

[h/t Oneifbyland1776]


  1. avatar jwm says:

    Um, isn’t it already illegal for parolees to rob, rape and murder? And own guns? Let’s make it even more illeger.

    1. avatar PeterW says:

      Maybe what we need to do is LEGALIZE all that stuff, reverse psychology-like, then all the current criminals will think, “dang, now even my moms is wanting to kill because it’s all legal like, it’s just not worth it anymore. I’m getting a real job” and all the murderers and rapists will stop their murderapingangbanging because it’s no longer “cool” and “edgy”

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        I still think that less people would take drugs if they were legal. I know this would have happened back in my high school days.

        1. avatar Tommycat says:

          Actually, it’s kind of playing out like that in Colorado. I have a buddy who went to a concert up there, and nobody had any…

        2. avatar Publius says:

          That’s exactly what’s happened in Colorado and it’s how things play out with teen drinking in other nations that don’t make it illegal. Only in the US is it common for high school / college students to get slobberingly drunk because it’s “cool” due to it being illegal. In the rest of the world the majority don’t get shitfaced because they can drink any time they want and it’s no big deal.

        3. avatar Researcher says:

          Really, you want to legalize all that? You are not thinking about the tax revenue that would be lost, and the crimes that wouldn’t happen! Corrupt government would collapse for lack of funds, and millions of social workers, counselors, prison workers, policemen, parole officers, lawyers, judges, and more would lose their jobs! It would destroy the world as we know it! /SARC

      2. avatar Gs650g says:

        Yeah legalize crimes to reduce crime. Like not looking for work really reduces the unemployment rate

    2. avatar Harry_the_Horrible says:

      Last time I checked, it is already illegal for parolees to have firearms.

      New York is home to the Sullivan Act, which was passed solely to protect criminals from armed citizens. Cuomo is simply following in Timothy Sullivan’s footsteps.

    3. avatar Dave says:

      From now on, they’ll be on double-secret probation!

    4. avatar B says:

      Doesn’t New York already have universal background checks? Man, I hope those extra charges make those murderers think about what they’ve done and possibly consider not doing it next time they get paroled in a month.

  2. avatar bradt says:

    Notice he said that they were killed with a AK-47, but the round in one of the pics was .22LR…..

  3. avatar Mark Lloyd says:

    Oh dear. Looks like I picked wrong week to join Maroon Goons. I wonder if I can get my application fee back?

  4. avatar T Rogers says:

    Maroon goons, I wonder if there is any association with the grape apes?

  5. avatar Sammy^ says:

    Andy is a bigger fraud and a smaller intellect than his farther.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      “smaller intellect”? My first thought was is that possible? I mean Andy can walk and talk and feed himself. He might need help with tieing his shoes and putting his clothes on.

  6. avatar Nate says:

    The US Attorney should just stop talking and start doing. Nothing says fuck you to a gang like unexpected warrants, subpoena’s, and indictments. Also while its nice to have the feds prosecuting gangs I feel like the DA’s in NY just are not aggressive enough with the right laws.

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    You can’t blame the Prince of Darkness for not wanting to alienate his political base of thieves, murderers, drug dealers, gangs and their families.

    1. avatar Joe says:

      The best part of Andrew Cuomo ran down his mother’s leg…

  8. avatar Galtha58 says:

    Rather than real reform and keeping the bad guys in prison he pushes for national gun law reform to take away the liberties from law abiding citizens. This is NOT the guy I would want for my Governor, President, Mayor, Police Chief or in any other political job. How do these IDIOTS get elected ?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Cuomo has lots of friends in low places.

    2. avatar Gunr says:

      They get elected because there are more anti gun people voting, than gun folks voting.

      1. avatar Chrispy says:

        I voted for Rob Astorino. So did everybody else I know. Nobody in the normal part of the state voted for Cuomo. Look at the map from the last election, it’s the only time you’ll see New York as a red state. There is not a large enough population base outside of the major urban centers of NYC, Albany, Rochester, and Buffalo to win an election.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          Voter turnout from the non-NYC parts of the state was dismal that election. Don’t whine about not having enough population- if people had gotten off their couches and voted in gun-friendly counties, it would have been a landslide against cuomo.

    3. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

      Hell, I wouldn’t want a busybody like that as my neighbor or countryman.

  9. avatar bontai Joe says:

    He got elected because his father was once the governor and that got him connections to money, power and influence. Hopefully he has reached his max level of imcompetance and won’t go any farther in politics.

    1. avatar Matt in TX says:

      The Peter Principal! Haven’t heard that one in a long time.

  10. avatar Garrison Hall says:

    “I deal with it in New York, I know it’s politically difficult, but the only way we are going to make sure criminals and mentally ill people don’t get guns is by doing background checks on anyone who wants to buy a gun.”

    He left out global warming. That’s the real cause of all the increases in violence. Everybody knows this is true.

  11. avatar Jim S. says:

    Well, when the Clintons think you’re too deep in the gun control kool-aid, you know what kind of unhinged idiot you’re dealing with.

  12. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    Cuomo = IDIOT!!!

  13. avatar bobmcd says:

    “Gov. Cuomo added he has done as much as he can [get away with] at the state level.”

  14. avatar Anon says:

    Cuomo initiated a commission to look into corruption in NYS. After about a year and a half he eliminated it. It was getting too close. Even the Democratic loving NY Times felt there was something awry.


  15. avatar Rick K says:

    Fact…The (un)safe act has not worked in NY. The harsh gun laws in NYC have not worked. cuomo is a man who is so consumed by his progressive agenda that he froths at the mouth when he speaks of taking guns away from law abiding citizens. And of course after he spews on about taking guns he walks away with his armed security detail.

    He is absolutely certifiable and truly unfit to hold public office.

  16. avatar PY-T says:

    Cuomo won’t do more here in New York because upstate he is the number one hated person and has everyone on the edge of open rebellion! Plus his dirty deals might put him in prison soon.

  17. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    Gun owners typically vote Republican.
    Convicts typically vote Democrat.

    It is sad a governor cares so much about hurting citizens he disagrees with. I truly feel sad for New Yorkers that such a tyrannical, evil and sanctimonious man can be elected governor there.

  18. avatar General Zod says:

    Isn’t it horrible our gun laws are letting violent offenders out of prison to commit more crimes?

  19. avatar US Air Base Coffin Express says:

    Funny how the US prison-industrial complex constantly promotes itself as the answer to crime but the US has some of the highest recidivism rates in the world.

  20. avatar Don says:

    Cuomo gets away with it because the liberals outnumber the normal folks three to one. I like it that you have articles like this for people to read. Because people need to wake up to the fact that these commies are in every state and rapidly expanding. Gun owners are a very small minority of the electorate. Non-gun owners simply don’t care about our rights and will fall for this crap in NY and anywhere else you allow them an inch of control. So from NY I say watch your political six.

    1. avatar tdiinva (Now in Wisconsin) says:

      Maybe where you are gun owners are a minority but not here in most of Wisconsin, including Milwaukee County

      1. avatar jsj says:

        Madison excepted, it would not surprise me if guns outnumbered people in our state.

  21. avatar Grindstone says:

    the only way we are going to make sure criminals and mentally ill people don’t get guns is by doing background checks on anyone who wants to buy a gun

    He knows this is utter bullshit. But the morons just eat it up.

    It’s always “we passed some gun control, but we need more”. And that’s all it will ever be until a complete ban is in place.

    1. avatar jsj says:

      I want to hear how he plans to get background checks done on the illegal transfers criminals use.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      And after the complete ban is in place, with no change, what then? Then, we will need more and more police with more and more powerful weapons, with worse and worse attitudes, until we have no guns and a thorough police state, still with no change in crime, just a big bump in corruption. Or at least that is the dream. The fact will likely be much less fun.

  22. avatar Karen says:

    I guess it’s like to a carpenter every problem can be solved with a hammer, every spineless bastard looks at solving things by making people vulnerable.

  23. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Translation: The way to stop all violent crime is to ban guns.

    Obvious psycho liberal is obvious.

  24. avatar Michael C says:

    How can anyone, even an idiot, see a bunch of paroles re-offending and think the problem is anything other than a flawed parole system. Obviously, those convicts should never have been released. Gun laws have absolutely nothing to do with it, especially since convicts are banned from owning or possessing firearms. The real problem is that people who belong in prison are being released and committing crimes against innocent people.

  25. I would have to guess that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an idiot for a couple of reasons; 1 his prison system has fail to rehabilitate the criminal and 2 you are a traitor for not defending the Constitution of the USA. mrpresident2016.com

  26. avatar John Franco says:

    An award?!?! For what, being a rights infringer? This fool should be tarred and feathered!! How dare he put the lives of everyday citizens in jeapordy by denying them their right to bear arms and defend themselves.

  27. avatar 2A Supporter says:

    Something to think about. If you so happen to get our right to bear arms as law abiding citizens revoked…..somehow changing the constitution of the United States of America, WE WILL (THE PEOPLE), come and hunt you down as the tyrannical dog that you are. You can count on it!

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