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Gun control tops Cuomo's agenda

Governor seeks to ban assault rifles, limit ammo magazines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center today in Albany.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center today in Albany.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for tougher state bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines as part of a progressive agenda in a sometimes fiery State of the State speech Wednesday. “No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer,” Cuomo said. “End the madness now! “The tragic events of just the last few weeks in Newtown, Conn., and West Webster, N.Y., have indelibly taught us guns can ...


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pnotto
January 9, 2013
3:26 p.m.

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If this hypocrite is so concerned about saving the lives and protecting children then why doesn't he and his Liberal buds put a stop to abortions in the US. A few facts if you will; Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, there has been more than 45 million unborn children aborted in the US which sees 1.5 million of these procedures conducted and embraced with open arms by the Left annually. There have been more unborn children murdered at the hands of the Left through abortion than has seen any other American's killed in any war, auto accident, terrorist attacks, homicides at the hand of our fellow American's which includes the use of firearms, suicides, and other forms of mysterious deaths since this nation was founded more than 236 years ago. If Andrew is such a good Catholic, then why does he allow himself to be duped by an intellectually inferior argument and ideology? If you can answer this one please let me know because Andrew is claimed to be the most intelligent and compassionate Governor that NYS has ever had. Well my dear Liberal friends to you Andrew wears a large "S" in the middle of his chest which signifies to the Left that he is Superman, but to the people of NYS who see the Left for the Pius phonies that they all are, Andrew should be wearing the letters "SLH" which stands for Super Liberal Hypocrite. I think it fits him like a glove fits a hand.

pnotto
January 9, 2013
3:29 p.m.

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If Andrew wants to spur economic growth how about lowering taxes and not driving businesses out of this state because of this anti-business mentality.

birmy
January 9, 2013
4:50 p.m.

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Lengthening the school day assumes that time in school counts for more than time at home. Many people say that they learned more at home. To have spent more time in school would have crimped the learning of these people. I also wonder how longer days would work for young children. Days are plenty long enough for adults working. To expect kids to listen and behave for long periods of time, longer than what I studied at public schools seems wrong. I wonder if any United State study shows a gain in education by lengthening the day. It is not good enough to compare our school year with another country. We may have other differences that are not transferable to us from another country. The cost of lengthening the school day is also a concern. We cannot pay for the day already. What happens when it is stretched out? It will cost someone. If not the taxpayer, then the employee. Cuomo knows these issues, at least on costs and the reluctance of teachers to take on the burden of longer days without resources to pay for it. If put to a vote my belief is the taxpayers will say no.

I believe Cuomo has starved schools to the brink of financial insolvency and now will offer them some additional funds (that he previously took away) if they lengthen the day. To me it sounds like the funds would be used to pay for teachers who are getting laid off and there would be little money to compensate teachers who now have to pay extra for their kids in daycare and not take the 2nd job which most have at the beginning of their career etc. I'd like to learn more about the "schools opting in for the longer day". Does anyone believe teacher pay will rise 25% with a commensurate lengthening of the day of 25%? Someone has to pay for this...

pnotto
January 9, 2013
10:50 p.m.

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My dear Zelasko: How are guns a health risk? Did you pull this out of your gluteus maximus like all anti-gun zealots do? Please enlighten me with your foolishness because you make no sense like the typical Liberal always does with any position they try and defend with no logic or substantive reasoning....

wmarincic
January 10, 2013
10:45 a.m.

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birmy teachers need a 2nd job in the beginning of their career? Really? 30k a year for 9 months work for a starting salary with free retirement and almost free medical is not good enough?

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