“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 . . .