Saturday, January 26, 2013

QUESTION: Was it New York Governor Andrew Cuomo That Said This?

"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"

Well no, he didn't actually say that but to some it might be believable that he could have with all of the restrictions he just signed into law. Actually, the above saying is from an internet myth that falsely attributed the quote to Hitler, who actually said this.

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police."

Now here is what Cuomo said:

“End the madness now. Pass safe, reasonable gun control in the State of New York. Make this state safer. Save lives. Set an example for the rest of the nation. Let them look at New York and say this is what you can do. This is what you should do,” Cuomo said.

“This is New York, the progressive capital. You show them how we lead,” Cuomo said.

Here is a quote about Cuomo's bill that he signed into law:

The bill limits magazines to seven bullets; increases penalties for gun crimes; gives the state more power to take away guns from mentally ill people; and bans semi-automatic rifles and handguns that have a "military-style feature," such as a bayonet lug. The ban goes into effect immediately. People who already own such guns are grandfathered in but must register them with the state.

I guess they will now need  to amend the second amendment to state that citizens have the right to bear the arms that handy Andy in his vast in depth knowledge of firearms deems allowable for New Yorkers to own.

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