By Bob Owens
If at first you don’t succeed, try pushing your abject failure on the entire country:
A day after one of his top aides was critically wounded by a stray bullet, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called for a national gun control policy, saying that New York’s tough firearms laws are ineffective if they stand alone.
Police sought suspects in the shooting of Carey Gabay, 43, believed to be an unintended target who was struck in the head at an outdoor celebration on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said. Gabay, the first deputy counsel at Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic development agency, remains in critical condition at Kings County Hospital Center, said a Cuomo spokesman.
Following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, Cuomo oversaw passage of the state’s sweeping gun control laws that are considered the strictest in the United States. At the time, President Barack Obama launched an aggressive gun control push but his efforts largely failed in Congress.
Cuomo in an interview on CNN on Tuesday called for a renewed effort to pass a national policy, saying it is key to stopping the flow of weapons …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms