First Gov. Cuomo was forced to admit 7 round magazines didn’t exist and had to amend SAFE to allow the sale of 10 rounders.
Now, his background check for ammo purchases is being suspended:
“… the State Police said Friday the agency needs more time to develop a system that will check the backgrounds of individuals before they purchase ammunition. Additionally, a requirement that ammunition sellers compile and maintain an assortment of information – from the buyer’s name and occupation to the type and amount of bullets bought – also will not be kicking in on Jan. 15 as permitted under the gun-control law. Officials did not say when the ammunition background checks might start …”
It’s not all bad news for Cuomo, though. He did get this spiffy award from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence this week:
Several things come to mind:
- The fact that the poll was done by the campaign and not an outside source like Quinnipiac makes it suspect. When has a campaign ever released a poll showing that their candidate is perceived to be a stinking turd?
- They use a small sample.
- They don’t list what questions were asked.
- Bramson’s endorsement from New Yorkers Against Gun Violence isn’t putting him over the top.
As a follow-up to my earlier post on Tom Suozzi’s attempts to inject guns into the Nassau County Executive race, the NYS Democrat Committee has done a mailing attacking Ed Mangano on the issue. Given Mangano really hasn’t done anything on the issue the only reason I can see them doing this is to try and protect Governor Cuomo’s image.
Some media pundits are trying to make the Westchester County Executive’s race into a referendum on the SAFE Act. I’m guessing Cuomo’s people see it that way too in Nassau.
If gun control is so popular downstate then it makes sense to highlight the issue in these races. But if is is so popular, then why doesn’t Cuomo’s own campaign website list SAFE under his “Record of Success”?
Oct 15, 2013 Jurisprudence
State court says part-time residents can apply for pistol licenses:
“New York’s highest court says people who live only part-time in the state can get handgun licenses here. The Court of Appeals says New York pistol permits, which are issued by cities or counties, are not limited to people whose primary residence is in New York …”
NRA backed this case. I have not seen the decision yet so it is too soon to predict the ramifications of the case.