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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:26 PM

Intent on Being First, Cuomo Used All Means to Enact Gun Limits

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was in his 39th floor office above Third Avenue in Manhattan, after meeting with corporate executives to ask for help lobbying Congress for federal Hurricane Sandy aid, when he heard the news: A gunman had opened fire in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children.

He called his counterpart in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, to offer condolences.

“I didn’t even have the words,” he said. “It was incomprehensible.”

One month later, Mr. Cuomo claimed victory, stunning many observers with the speed and apparent ease with which he pushed a gun control package through a divided Legislature. The State Senate, controlled by a coalition of 30 Republicans and 6 Democrats, approved the package, which included a significant expansion of the state’s assault weapons ban, on its first day in session; the Assembly, controlled by Democrats, followed suit the next day, and the governor signed the legislation into law.

full: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/nyregion/cuomo-used-all-his-means-to-pass-gun-control-package.html?pagewanted=all

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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:39 PM

1. He's a divorced Catholic, isn't he? Or just separated w/ a girlfriend?

Gonna be interesting.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:42 PM

2. Just as it should be, leave it to the states

Let the state governments decide what is best for their people, federal legislation can't do this correctly.

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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:46 PM

3. Thank you Mayor Mike Bloomberg for pressing this and getting Andrew to do this.

 

We appreciate it.

BTW, have you all seen the cover of time this week?

Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg

step by step, like dominoes, the NRA will shortly tumble down when all the pieces are in place.

Might be six years still, but one by one

(btw, this is the surest sign that Andrew won't be running for President. Freedom to be able to do things better without political motive holding one back.He wasn't going anywhere anyhow.)

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