Carey Gabay, a top aide in the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was shot in the head and critically wounded early on Labor Day after he inadvertently stumbled into the midst of a Brooklyn gang fight. Police are fairly certain that the shooter used a gun that was obtained illegally and, thus, would not be regulated by Cuomo’s SAFE Act. So what did the governor suggest in reaction to the shooting? He called for a national gun control policy that would be just as ineffectual in situations like this.
Following the shooting of a top aide in his administration, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called for national gun control.
“How many incidents do we have to have?” Cuomo said. “How many weeks do we have to have with the same story over and over and over about the insanity that this country is allowing to continue with violence and loss of life of innocent people because we have people who have no business having guns having guns.”
Cuomo called for politicians to step up and push for a national gun control policy “that respects the Second Amendment, allows people to have guns – bone [sic] fide hunters God bless – but if you’re mentally ill you should not have a gun. If you are a criminal, you should not have a gun. And to do that … you have to check everyone before they buy the gun and that’s the rub.”
One common if informal definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” How many times will it take before gun-grabbing liberals get it through their heads that people are shot and killed by criminals who obtain the weapons in any manner possible?
The CNN reporter pointed out to Cuomo that the person who shot his aide had reportedly obtained the gun in spite of New York’s strict gun laws.
Naturally Cuomo responded that the only way to have stopped the shootings is to implement his vision for gun control nationwide.
Cuomo said anyone opposed to such measures is “delusional.”
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession