One of the more interesting revelations was his mocking gun control advocates:
“… Manning Barish says that Schneiderman often mocked her political activism. When she told him of her plan to attend an anti-gun demonstration with various political figures and a group of parents from Sandy Hook Elementary School, he dismissed the effort, calling the demonstrators “losers.” …”
When Schnedierman was in the Senate he was the primary advocate for gun control so this statement may seem to be a bit odd. When he took over as A.G. that changed significantly and I think I know why.
One of my friends worked for the A.G.’s office and after Schneiderman was elected Mark got on his case about guns. After browbeating him about it, and giving him homemade oat bread, Scheinderman agreed to go shooting with Mark. I believe his only previous experience with guns was limited shooting of a .22 rifle years before. Mark let him shoot his long guns but told him he could not let him touch his handgun even on the range for instruction. Schneiderman responded that was stupid. He legitimately did not know what existing state law was. I believe this was when the light went on in his head and he realized gun control advocates were full of shit. During his time as A.G. Schneiderman largely gave up on gun control, even microstamping, which he championed in the legislature.