State of New York secondary Archives: on Gun Control


Kathy Hochul: Top rating from National Rifle Association

Hochul has taken strong stances that [gubernatorial opponent Zephyr] Teachout said are anathema to New York Democrats. Hochul has a top rating from the National Rifle Association and has boasted of her opposition to Eliot Spitzer's proposal for driver licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York City. Hochul has taken strong stances that [gubernatorial opponent Zephyr] Teachout said are anathema to New York Democrats. Hochul has a top rating from the National Rifle Association and has boasted of her opposition to Eliot Spitzer's proposal for driver licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York City.
Source: Epoch Times on 2014 New York State Governor's race Jul 8, 2014

Rob Astorino: Opposes SAFE Act gun control measure

Astorino also has used a politically charged issue to try to ignite his base of voters, criticizing the SAFE Act gun control measure, which Cuomo pushed through the legislature in a closed-door deal without public hearings one month after the Newtown school massacre.

"Forget the extremists--it's simple," Cuomo said in his 2013 State of the State speech. "No one hunts with an assault rifle."

At an East Rochester gun shop, Astorino told the crowd he wants gun laws to focus on keeping firearms from criminals and the mentally ill and he would use the power of the governor to do so. "I would use it to repeal [the SAFE Act] and replace it with something that doesn't demonize law-abiding citizens."

But a repeal is unlikely, requiring overwhelming support from the Assembly's Democratic majority, which is dominated by New York City members who strongly back the SAFE Act.

Source: Newsday AdWatch on 2014 New York State gubernatorial race May 18, 2014

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