“I continue to call on Washington to do just some basic things that we’ve done here in New York. I also call on the Supreme Court, which is actually considering rolling back some of the protections that were put in place here to protect New York citizens from gun violence.”
And there you have a look inside the mind of a gun control zealot…someone who’s so invested in the idea that restricting citizens’ gun rights is the only way to prevent the kind of atrocity we saw over the weekend that she has no ability to look at what happened rationally.
In responding to the mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store, New York Governor Kathy Hochul made it a point to call for federal action to enact more restrictions on gun rights. In other words, she wants the same laws that failed so spectacularly in New York to apply to the rest of America.
New York rammed through its SAFE Act in the middle of the night in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting. As the state’s site says, “The SAFE Act prevents criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from buying guns, cracks down on illegal guns and bans only the most dangerous assault weapons.”
In 2019, New York also enacted a “red flag” law which “prevents individuals who show signs of being a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing any kind of firearm.”
New York law also neuters AR pattern rifles, only allowing citizens to buy “featureless” guns with magazines limited to 10 rounds or less.
How did all of that work out?
The…gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threatening comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a hospital, officials said.
The revelation raised questions about whether his encounter with police and the mental health system was yet another missed opportunity to put a potential mass shooter under closer law enforcement scrutiny, get him help, or make sure he didn’t have access to deadly firearms.
What about the rifle he used?
The suspect in the Buffalo supermarket massacre purchased the primary weapon allegedly used in the shooting — a used Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle — from a licensed dealer near his hometown but said he then illegally modified the gun so he could use a high-capacity magazine. …
In one posting, Gendron admitted to illegally modifying the weapon in another way. He wrote that he used his father’s power drill to remove a state-mandated lock that prevented the attachment of magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition. …
“Since I live in New York, I had to buy a cucked version of this before illegally modifying it,’’ Gendron wrote. “Since I live in cucked New York, and I am only 18, I can’t legally buy a lower or a standard ‘assault rifle.’” He added that he “could’ve even bought a NY-safe featureless rifle, but what kind of cuck does that?”
These are, of course, exactly the laws that the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex wants enacted nationwide. They say doing that will prevent mass shootings like the one in Buffalo.
But those laws were already in place in New York and didn’t prevent the shooting in Buffalo. The killer bought his gun legally, then illegally modified it. In fact the pathetic psycho was lucid enough to take advantage of New York’s strict gun control laws and select a target where he expected minimal resistance by armed citizens. He then drove 200 miles from his home to get there.
Don’t think that political hacks like Kathy Hochul will be satisfied with restricting Second Amendment rights. She wants to see your First Amendment rights trimmed as well.
At a news conference following the attack, New York Gov, Kathy Hochul said social media companies must be more vigilant in monitoring what happens on their platforms and found it inexcusable the livestream wasn’t taken down “within a second.”
“The CEOs of those companies need to be held accountable and assure all of us that they’re taking every step humanly possible to be able to monitor this information,” Hochul said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “How these depraved ideas are fermenting on social media – it’s spreading like a virus now.”
So just as they did after Sandy Hook and Parkalnd, those who work to limit gun rights — and now free speech — jumped into action and will be doing all they can not to let this crisis go to waste.
Never mind that New York had all of the laws in place that the gun control industry said would prevent exactly this kind of thing. If the Buffalo shooting results in even one state expanding its gun control laws, the gun control industry will consider those 10 dead bodies well worth it.
Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls for Federal Action to Enact the Same Gun Control Laws That Failed in New York is written by Dan Zimmerman for www.thetruthaboutguns.com