On Wednesday of this week, Carey Gabay, a top lawyer in his administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, died of injuries he had sustained when he was struck in the head with a stray bullet early Labor Day. Gabay had been enjoying pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities with his family when several rounds were fired. The shots are believed to have been between members of rival gangs.
The day after the incident occurred Cuomo called for national gun control legislation, even though the strictest gun laws imaginable wouldn’t have prevented this shooting, which — police are certain — was carried out with an illegal unregistered weapon.
Undaunted, Cuomo reacted to the news of Gabay’s death with a renewed call for tougher gun laws nationwide. He also blamed the SOUTH for New York’s gun violence, saying:
As long as you can get a gun from some state down south, put it in a trunk and drive it up, it’s gonna get into this state, and that’s what’s happening.