Clearly this makes the "doing something about crime" a lie. 769 firearm murders in 2011, 5 with long guns.
Cuomo's rallying cry about not needing a 10-round magazine to shoot deer, under other circumstances, would be hilarious for his ignorance of his state's law in that regard. As it is, it exemplifies that this is an agenda, not a mildly rational process or attempt to deal with a problem.
It is an insult to those who died at Sandy Hook, that their blood should be used to enable rank behavior such as this.
I understand some Republicans went along with this. The "go along to get along" posture simply ensures evisceration later, so that the Rep party becomes an afterthought. This is a lesson the CA Rep establishment still doesn't get.
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will.
— Mark Twain