Cuomo’s 7-Bullet Limit Suspended Indefinitely in NY Gun Law Debacle:
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s seven-round limit on magazines sold in New York will be suspended “indefinitely” by a measure in his $136.5 billion budget set to be passed this week, Dean Skelos, a Senate majority leader said. The ban on magazines holding more than seven bullets was set to start April 15. Cuomo has said the law needs to be rolled back because manufacturers don’t make seven-round holders. The measure was a center piece to a gun law the 55-year-old Democratic governor pushed through the legislature in January, making New York the first state to respond with tougher gun regulations to the Newtown, Connecticut school massacre.(We might ALSO have titled this is: "It depends on what the meaning of 'IS', is!")
We couldn't make this up. It took a while, but Mayor Bloomber's sock-monky A. Cuomo has finally realized that he has reached his (Star Treck reference, forgive me) "Norman, Please Coordinate" moment!
Andy Capped the 'permissible' firearms magazine capacity at seven (7) rounds, but later learned ... who knew? ... that nobody makes 7-round magazines any more.
This would effectively make ALL(most) magazine-fed weapons (and all magazines) illegal in the state of New York.
Not that Cuomo and Bloomberg wouldn't be delighted by that providential outcome, but even these Useful Idiots were advised that this was tantamount to a violation of the Second Amendment. You know ... the troublesome one?
(Note: I was unable to find a current link to the"Troublesome Second Amendment", which is regretable .. so I here offer an decidedly different link to the "PESKY" Second Amendment. Not the same thing at all. I will continue my search to the liberal profesor who changed his mind when he actually READ the constitution. end note.)
It's hard to tell where the limit of acceptable outrageousness lies, when we're talking about career politicians (is there any other kind?), but apparently there are occasional competent staffers even in the Governator's Office who take seriously their job to keep their boss from looking as ignorant as they really are. Unfortunately, sometimes they aren't consulted until said idiocy evinces itself in public statements. Well, if Cuomo hadn't sacrificed his testicular masculinity to the god of party politics, perhaps he wouldn't have found himself in this embarassing juncture (which politicians say instead of "I'm An Idiot"!).
Not that we're reluctant to point out his lapses in logic. As publically as possible, please.
Actually, this sounds like the dream you have from time to time, where you find yourself in a public place and discover that you have no pants on. ( I think that "Boston Legal" started their first season with exactly that scenario .. and the Corporate Partner in question didn't consider it embarassing at all. So perhaps Cuomo might be considerd to be more self-aware than Larry Miller's"Edwin Poole" Character.)
Or .. Denny Crane.
Cuomo must have had an agenda in mind, but one doubts whether it was to look like an idiot in the press. He must have a firm muzzle on the MSM, though, if this is the worst that can be said about him.
So (ho-hum) Andy got it wrong, he didn't make an effort to determine the economic ... nay, the physical impossibility of what he was asking from his constituents, and it bit him in the ass.
The problem is with the political election process. We tend to elect people who tell us what we want to hear, not people who know what they are talking about.
Have, the people who comprise the electorate of New York State have been revealed to be insufficiently astute to keep an idiot out of office? Well, we as a nation elected Obama, so I guess we can only point the finger at our two political parties ... neither one of which can field a rational (let alone responsible) candidate.
eg: Obama vs Romney. The country voted for the devil they knew, if only because Romney was an incompetent politician and a poor candidate.
Maybe next time one of the two dominant political parties will find someone who is not so easily confused. I don't expect it .. but I do have high hopes.
I leave you with these few words: William Shatner For President!
(At least we would have someone who we knew something about before we voted for him .. however reluctantly!)