In a Texas a man armed with a rifle entered a church with intent to kill and was taken down by an armed citizen.
In New York a man armed with a machete entered a rabbi’s home, encountered no resistance, and stabbed five people.
What was the reaction by our politicians?
Governor Cuomo sent out a press statement condemning the recent series of antisemitic attacks in New York which isn’t worth the paper it was printed on.
Several state representatives called for the National Guard to patrol Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in the City.
As far as I can tell not a single one has come out in support of repealing our oppressive gun control laws. One, however, did try to use the Texas incident as an excuse for more gun control:
Republicans didn’t have the brains or the balls to stand up for 2A:
Neither did NRA:
There is a bright side, though:
Attorney General Tish James released a self-aggrandizing 2019 Year in Review report highlighting how wonderful she is. It’s 61 pages long and lists “accomplishments” such as “Combating Gun Violence”:
Gun violence is a public health epidemic in New York and across the nation. Every loss of life and injury from gun violence is a devastating reminder of our shared responsibility to face this crisis head on and to support the communities that have suffered from its effects. Attorney General James is committed to catching criminals who traffic illegal weapons onto our streets, and holding them accountable. She has taken legal action to protect states’ rights to enact common sense gun safety regulations, including leading a multistate coalition to protect New York’s right to implement these critical measures, which is currently being heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has also partnered with law enforcement agencies across the state to host gun buyback programs and get illegal guns out of our communities. She will continue to pursue every avenue available to reduce gun violence in New York.
And “Stopping the Sale of Ghost Guns”:
The New York Attorney General’s Office was the first law enforcement agency in the nation to charge people for selling so-called ghost guns, or guns that are manufactured from parts sold over the Internet. These guns do not have serial numbers, so they are untraceable by law enforcement. Continuing on these enforcement efforts, in September 2019, Attorney General James directed 16 websites to cease and desist selling nearly complete assault weapons to consumers in New York. Attorney General James will continue to go after those that skirt the law to manufacture illegal and deadly assault weapons.
All of this is a set up for a future run either for Governor or Senate some time down the road.
Unfortunately I suspect next year’s report will include successful legal action taken against the NRA.