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By Larry Keane

Three-term Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plate is full. He’s on tour promoting his celebratory coronavirus “success” book, ignoring pandemic help offered by lawful firearm businesses, bucking responsibility and blaming New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio for the violence and crime in the state’s largest city and shuttering firearm businesses, which employ 5,500 New Yorkers. Book sales we hear are less than brisk.

Now he’s being considered for a new role – United States Attorney General in a possible Biden administration. That prospect is alarming for Second Amendment supporters, from individual gun owners to the entire firearm industry. His long abysmal track record shows why.

Second Amendment Animus

The Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the most antigun ticket in modern history. They aren’t just against the Second Amendment, they want to dismantle the entire firearm industry. It wouldn’t surprise Americans that cabinet appointees in a potential Biden administration would be hostile toward the Second Amendment, especially if that includes Gov. Cuomo as the top law enforcement official in the country.

Gov. Cuomo already spent time in a presidential cabinet, serving as former President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the 1990s. That stint included Gov. Cuomo using more than 3,200 public housing authorities as a bludgeon to threaten the firearm industry for the crimes committed by criminals within those housing units.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

In the early 2000s, Gov. Cuomo violated antitrust laws by conspiring with other big city mayors to politicize law enforcement purchasing if firearm manufactures didn’t go along with antigun “code of conduct” schemes. NSSF, along with several manufacturers, sued the governor and his coconspirators. The lawsuit quickly put an end to this unlawful antitrust conspiracy and gross overreach that threatened the safety of law enforcement officers.

Empirical Antigun Ambition

Gov. Cuomo announced his intentions to run for a fourth term as the Empire State’s chief executive, but there were plenty of antigun hostilities in his first three terms to go around. Most notable is Gov. Cuomo’s 2013 midnight push to jam through the New York SAFE Act. The antigun problems with that legislation faced immediate legal challenges. The bill included key sections that were deemed too restrictive and struck down once by a federal judge in New York and again two years later by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second District. His SAFE Act didn’t make New Yorkers safer, as the recent criminal violence so clearly demonstrates.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

So-called “ghost guns” became a shiny new distraction for the governor to attack in 2019, even though crime data shows they aren’t as common as he’d lead others to believe, and the burdensome restrictions only harm law-abiding gunsmiths and firearm hobbyists. Criminals, by definition, ignore the law.

Now Gov. Cuomo has further attacked the firearm industry during the coronavirus pandemic, piling on his open disdain for the industry and Second Amendment supporters. He shuttered New York firearm retailers as “non-essential” businesses, closing them at a time when firearm arm sales soared nationally.

Most gun buyers, including more than 6.2 million first-time purchasers, bought a gun because they are concerned about their personal and home safety. That left New Yorkers in a lurch. Even when New York-based firearm industry leaders offered to help their neighbors by manufacturing critical personal protective equipment and needed medical supplies, he refused to acknowledge the offered assistance. 

Comfortable Cabinet Job

With less than two weeks before the presidential election, the outcome is still to be decided. While another term for President Donald Trump would mean a strong Second Amendment ally remaining in the Oval Office, the Biden-Harris ticket has already declared their contempt for gun owners and the industry.

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If that happens, an Attorney General Cuomo would reignite his past hostilities toward the Second Amendment and would be a devastating obstacle for America’s gun owners.

At this point, Gov. Cuomo has said, “I don’t want to go to Washington.” In political speech though, that doesn’t mean much at all.


Larry Keane is SVP for Government and Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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      • If one was to adjust NY deaths to even it out with the US average we would need to lower our total deaths by around 23,000. If you look at the demographic data for NY deaths it is “possible” that a portion of those deaths were nursing home related. I welcome further 3rd party investigation.

      • I was going to mention Cuomo’s brilliant decision to compel nursing homes to accept patients who are infected with the Chinavirus as an example of his stupidity, but the folks with the casket full of his book made the point quite eloquently. I will point out that many Democrats are demonizing President Trump as a xenophobic racist when he imposed a travel ban on China. Nutty Nancy Pelosi’s stroll through China town was priceless. We can all take satisfaction in the fact that the Chinavirus is now resurgent in Europe. The diseased Eurotrash who have the most virulent stains to America are now getting reamed.

        • Steve McLaughlin (Rensselaer county executive) had a follow up on how it’s only the official nursing home deaths that would fit in the casket.

        • “We can all take satisfaction in the fact that the Chinavirus is now resurgent in Europe.”

          Yeah, because taking satisfaction in others misfortune and death is the American way!

          Go get them, ‘Christian’ nation!

          Unbelievable, I thank Providence every day that we are not a Christian nation, hallelujah!

        • miner is an intolerant bigot that quotes the bible and thanks ;providence’. I knew guys like him in my youth in WV. They wore white hoods. He claims he’s from WV, too.

        • Close, he got called out on being in WV due to his IP address. After the call out he acknowledged his location.
          Talks sh!t about people like a costal elite, yet lives amongst the “Bubbas” he shows disdane toward.
          He’s just a self loathing POS. Why he needs to be laughed at whenever he comments.
          Hence the….

          Trump/Pence 2020

      • Three’s two tiers of law enforcement in this country: One for prominent Democrats and their donors, and one for everybody else.

        Rape, robbery, treason, red-handed murder… all ok as long as your DNC credentials are up to date.

  1. Thank God the high court will be on our side if they win.

    Home-built guns are as traditional as it gets, so we have a very good chance at getting ‘Ghost Gun’ bans declared expressly unconstitutional (as well as whatever else crap they throw at us)…

        • And she really needs to see a doctor, (if you know what I mean…) 🙂

          He’s such and *angry* widdle troll, today! And all he can do is hiss and spit like an angry cat… 😉

        • Oh, look, it’s Vietnam War (era) veteran and furry enthusiast jwm chiming in with yet another mom ‘burn’. Good one, booker!

          Trump/Pence 2020

        • Most anyone who wanted some quick relief had a piece of that, but once was more than enuf and only the desperate ever went back.

        • Go easy on the troll guys.
          He has to see all the pecker tracks on the living room curtains EVERY day.
          I know I had a hard time finding a clean spot to wipe my dong after finishing on his mom.
          Trump/Pence 2020…….better then finishing on a trolls mom!

        • LOL has a lot of inside info about me. I must have left my wallet on his mothers dresser, not just the 20 bucks.

        • Oh Hahahahahaha. Illegal gun runner and group home resident Cames thinks he’s got jokes.

          Trump/Pence 2020

        • Don’t think too much moron, you’ll just hurt yourself.
          JWM wants his wallet back, ask your mom. Thx
          Enjoy the TDS losertroll.
          Trump/Pence 2020

        • “WHAT?? Enuf is LOLGOOF’s mother? Dear lord, the incest!”
          Oh yes, looked into the lineage of the TTAG troll farm members. It was discovered that the family tree is ACTUALLY a family donut.
          Trump/Pence 2020

        • He actually makes a good point.
          We all can’t be as funny as people like Jimmie Kimmel, or John Oliver, or Amy Schumer, or those comic GENIUSES from the all female “Ghostbusters” movie……..
          Trump/Pence 2020

      • Yeah, the trolls do that A LOT!
        I’m called a “Geezer” and told I live in a retirement home.
        I’m a Gen Xer in my 50s, with a home in an upper-middle class Dallas suburb.
        Seems the trolls like to spin an alternate reality in their minds, just like how children have imaginary friends.
        Spin on children.
        Trump/Pence 2020

        • Well, let’s see if that statement stands up to scrutiny little leftard LOL.
          If a “half wit” (your words) such as myself can work their way through school, remain employed in the Aerospace Industry for over 3 decades, raise 2 self sufficient sons, have a large home WITHOUT a mortgage, have a V8 BMW X5 and MBenz E Class AMG in that homes garage without car payments, and have a nearly fully funded retirement account, you must be doing much better then that, simply because you’re sooooooo much smarter.
          Oh, except that’s not the case, is it.
          Enjoy that TDS. The sooner you get off your troll ass and do something of substance, the sooner your pathetic troll life will improve.
          Don’t hate the messanger, hate the message.
          That message is you’re a loser POS because you want things that must be worked for to just get handed to you. Like any true socialist sh!tbag.
          Trump/Pence 2020……. for the face melting TDS the leftard trolls will endure.

        • Cames feels the need to humble brave about the things his geezer ass imagines he owns. Get back to sleep, geezer, before you get the other residents in trouble.

          Trump/Pence 2020

        • Did you mean humble BRAG?
          What a sub-moronic little troll.
          Can’t even convey a simple statement. Pathetic!
          I laid out every detail you needed during the AUG purchase because you said I should be red flagged, yet you did NOTHING. Go lay down by your water dish you POS loser.
          Trump/Pence 2020

        • Being “red flagged” means having firearms removed thru a court order you idiot. Wow, we have the dumbest trolls here on TTAG.
          I’m still in possession of ALL of mine.
          Suck a bag of dicks troll, in case you don’t know how (doubt it), go ask your whore mom LOL.
          Trump/Pence 2020…… Enjoy that TDS basement dweller.

  2. Someone who’s responsible for that many deaths should be hiding in a cellar, not self promoting a fu**in book about himself!

  3. CUUUUMO is a disaster. Which brother is Guido? I can never remember…I got a call from an NRA guy today(usually never answer 877/800 calls but was talking to Medicare earlier). He was speechless when I said I’d rejoin if Old Wayne left. Voting Trump blah blah😎

    • They called me for a donation Monday and I told them that after donating to Trump, a couple of Senate campaigns, and GOA, I an all donated out. Was that mean of me?

    • “talking to Medicare earlier”

      How is that socialized medicine working out for you? Personally, I’m glad to contribute money to make sure disabled and elderly Americans have the healthcare they need, that’s the beauty of a socialist system.

  4. Where I sit is if there is a loss on Nov 3rd, who has what cabinet position doesn’t matter, they will all march together. And they will want to sing cadence as they think we will be marched to the boxcars.

    • FormerParaTrooper,

      Yup. We are fighting for the preservation of the Republic, for personal liberty, for freedom of speech, freedom of worship, the preservation of the family, equal rights, and much more. All of that will go away if the Chicom sponsored Dems win the Executive branch and those coattails extend to the Senate.

      • Not *all* of it, unless they pack the high court. And if they do that, things will get unpleasant…

        • My hobby is mocking a fuckwit like yourself, and *damn*, is that a fun hobby! 😉

        • Little ‘chewboxa’ is a like a petulant 2-year-old shrieking and stamping his little feet in impotent rage when he’s told he can’t get his way.

          Cry, widdle troll. No body here supports you. That’s called a *CLUE*… 😉

      • “freedom of worship, the preservation of the family“

        Has freedom of worship been banned, I had no idea!

        And Donald Trump is working to preserve the family, he is a proud serial adulterer who has started three families!

  5. I don’t want to be walking around at the bottom of the Hudson River wearing a concrete kimono and sucking mud, so I’ll keep my opinions to myself.

      • Or gaslight you into doing something deemed “crazy” then have you locked away in the gulag with anyone deemed “right wing”.

        • From the little I have heard from OMH they are barely able to keep the few facilities they have left open and are increasingly group home. Not that they couldn’t convert our emptied prisons in South American fashion.

    • Wondering how my nom de guerre fits with that concept, with “…WA” as spelled or “Washington” as represented?

      If I move it might be the other way around, as in “DinAK/ID/MT/ND”.

      Wyoming could be interesting but that’s just too far south.

  6. Think about how stupid you’ve got to be to vote for the elderly abusing lowlife democRat cuomo. Think about what the lowlife marxist media would do to the POTUS if he did anything like the self serving democRats cuomo or the bidens or jeffrey twobin.

  7. Let’s be real here, Trump is better, but he’s no friend of the 2A, he’s just not against it, as much. His record on 2A is questionable at best.

  8. Start picking very strong R candidates NOW, or else the threat of a President Cuomo or President Newsom will be quite real.

    • Somehow I don’t think Coumo would be as likable as Biden. NY wannabe capo is a very localized personality acceptance.

      • Most people I know (in a pretty liberal enclave) don’t even like Cuomo. My uncle worked in a state agency for a while, and Cuomo would come out with stuff like “cut 30% of your budget by noon, I have a speech then and I want to say that you did.” Not really sure why we have him in the first place- even with the state as blue as it is, other than his father.

        • He did a bad job in the Federal system and transferred to NY with ‘national security cred’ to take the primary but mostly his father and easy for NYC to influence him. The current situation is really wild with his primary claim to power reducing in relevance. As to what your relative experienced yeah about par for course.

  9. When he meets with the representatives of the five families in Tammany Hall, does the meeting take place in his office or theirs?

  10. We already see, in places like St. Louie Missouri and Kenosha, Wisconsin, the weaponization of the DA’s office for political prosecutions. Imagine it on a nationwide scale with a rabid dog like Cuomo as AG.

    • Exactly. And prosecuting the innocent is a level of evil far beyond the old “we won’t prosecute any of our own crooks” thing.

      • Not that multiple levels of government outside of law enforcement are ever used to harass anyone that would just be unethical.

  11. Is that one of those gay Bracelets on his left wrist in the first photo? Asking for a fiend.

  12. God forbid that asshole andy gets attorney general he was an idiot as the nys atty. general I’m not worried 😧 about joe who who gets in as President I hope for trump to get elected president again. I live in ny the great safe state, I’d give my balls to move out of asshole andys state high taxes no results no respect for anyone or anything ny bullshit…..

  13. Just in case Cuomo is blathering about “assault weapons”, here is the caliber specific data on firearms used to kill law enforcement officers. This includes officers killed with their own gun or guns taken from other LEOs.

    Rifles are grossly overrepresented in killings of police. You can reasonably core this data to extrapolate to the calibers of the small percentage of all homicides committed with rifles.

    • Wow. That took a lot of effort, Cames. It must be getting close to lights out at your group home.

      Trump/Pence 2020

      • Wow, look everyone!
        One troll using THREE different names in one TTAG comment section.
        Well done leashed butt monkey, dance for those bloombucks.
        Enjoy that TDS.
        Trump/Pence 2020…..because trolls suck d!cks, just like their moms!

        • I retract that in part; I have found value in paying more attention to James Campbell’s posts, whether the informational ones or the entertaining, since you have drawn attention to them.

      • What’s wrong little jampbell troll, did your cock-breathed mommie tell you it’s past your bedtime?
        I guess you have to be off the computer by 9pm.
        There always tomorrow to dance for the bloombucks like the little leashed chimp you are.
        Trump/Pence 2020……zero% cockbreath, 100% TDS for the leashed chimps.

      • @Jampbell What do you have against certain people here? I’m assuming you are the same person with three different names.

        I’m not understanding. I started reading this board around 2017 so perhaps it goes back before that?

        • You’ve been on TTAG longer then me. I joined these comment sections in 2019.
          I purchased a lot of classic/high-end/all metal firearms (importing some from European sellers) in the last few years, gifted several high-end firearms to my sons (both in their 20s and hard workers), the Steyr AUG for example.
          Trolls don’t like this because they lack motivation, and therefore the means to afford living a productive life that rewards years of hard work and sacrifice.
          They look to their leftard politicians or mommies if they want/need something, and that makes for a REALLY sad existence.
          Trump/Pence 2020

        • I’ll tell you what this is all about –

          We used to have a problem in TTAG with one particular commentator, who’s participation in TTAG was limited to one subject, and one subject ONLY – Vaxxinations. In particular, the mandatory childhood variety.

          TTAG is a gun blog. While the comment section here may drift away from its stated subject (guns) on occasion, it remains a gun blog.

          I got tired of having to see him post that crap, and so did a lot of others. TTAG management finally laid down the law – No more vaxx crapola. Now he blames me for his banishment, which is kinda odd, because it’s his behavior that got his sorry ass kicked out. He has *zero* supporters. *Zero* friends. And he blames me for *his* actions. *His* behavior. Just like a two-year old pitching a temper-tantrum. So he gets the two-year-old treatment…

        • I joined TTAG right near the end of the vaxx posting BS. Didn’t understand the upsurge of trolling at that time, now it’s clear.
          Trump/Pence 2020

  14. The confirmation hearings could be fun.
    Sen Cruz: Governor Cuomo, why did you kill 15000 of your most at risk constituents by having them cohabitate with known contagious victims of Covid-19?

  15. “bucking responsibility and blaming New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio for the violence and crime in the state’s largest city…”

    Cuomo is an ass but the city is not his resposibility. That place turning into more of a disaster is thanks to Deblasio and the city council.

  16. FBI special agent Josh Wilson has signed docs opening an FBI money laundering investigation linked to crackhead Hunters laptop. Be afraid “big guy”, be VERY afraid!
    Keep hiding in that basement slowjoe, the FBI needs to know where you are when it’s time for your perp walk.
    Trump/Pence 2020……… because winter is coming for the demoKKKRats.

  17. At least there’s a silver lining for crackhead hunter going to prison.
    He’ll be able to hang out with his business partners, Bevin Cooney (prisoner) and Devon Archer (awaiting sentencing, prisoner soon).
    Just get slowjoe in there too, and the “bands back together”.
    Trump for President……. Bidens for prison!

  18. How bad would it be? It’d be plum awful!

    Doesn’t matter. Trump is a traitor to the Republic. Nothing, absolutely nothing is a bigger issue than Trump’s Treason.

  19. Cuomo would continue the Obama tradition of corrupt ags. this guy disbanded a non partisan corruption committee after it turned to look at him. No joke.

  20. Just look at how Cuomo passed the NY Un-SAFE act, his nursing home COVID19 deaths, the economic disaster on small, family business . . . then think of what he could/would do as AG.

    And, he would use all his previous government “leadership” in a presidential bid if he saw an opportunity.

    Based off of Biden’s possible picks for his government, his recent announcement for a Supreme Court commission, national COVID response, I would not rule out serious civil unrest if Biden wins.

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