Cuomo Signed More Gun Control- Suspicious Timing
Grandstanding Governor Cuomo signed more gun control legislation on Monday, but those bills have been sitting on his desk for six months. Interesting that he signed them just after the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting isn’t it?
The bills Cuomo signed were originally touted as extremely important. So important that they sat unsigned for six months. It’s suspicious timing. The bills were a 1) bump stock ban (irrelevant since the Federal ban went into effect in March), and 2) an extension of background checks for 30 days. In other words, in New York state you may now have to wait 30 days for the record check to purchase a firearm if you don’t get approved immediately by NICS.
“Stronger background checks will help keep guns away from dangerous people.” Sen Michael Ginaris, D-Queens
If they’re so effective, why did so many of the last mass shooters pass them? Background checks do nothing to stop mass shootings. The man who committed the worst mass killing in US history passed a background check. It’s not about “doing background checks” to catch “bad people.” It’s really about removing the right to bear arms totally from law abiding gun owners.
Current law gives NICS three days to do a background check if the purchaser is not immediately approved. Even if they are still investigating the person, the purchase is allowed to go through after the three day waiting period. Not in New York State now. Thirty Days.
New York Daily News reported,
Under the new law, a 30-day waiting period will be placed on any outstanding applications still being reviewed by the FBI.
“This law will build on our already strong gun laws by ensuring that law enforcement has sufficient time to complete a background check without impinging on the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester), the bill’s sponsor, said in a statement.
The governor also put his signature on a bill banning bump stocks, the deadly attachments used to turn semiautomatic weapons into rapid-fire machine guns.
Apparently Cuomo wants to be thought of as the shining knight of gun control. Instead, he and his Democrat buddies just come off as tyrants against law-abiding citizens.
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