Cuomo to N.Y. Sheriffs – Keep Quiet About Gun Law

By Larry Keane

New York Gov. Cuomo
Cuomo to N.Y. Sheriffs: Keep Quiet About Gun Law
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo invited representatives of the New York State Sheriff’s Association to meet with him and discuss issues with the recently passed “SAFE Act.”

At least that’s what the sheriffs thought the meeting would be about.

But instead, according to this article in the Albany Times Union, Cuomo told the sheriffs to cease and desist expressing their wide-ranging comments in opposition to many of the law’s provisions.  “The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law,” according to one attendee.

News flash to the governor:  That cat is out of the bag, since both the Sheriff’s Association and several individual sheriffs have joined the litigation against the new law.  But the governor isn’t out of options yet.  No meeting attendee was willing to confirm this, but at least one source says that Cuomo threatened to use an obscure power of the governor’s office to remove sheriffs from office.

New York is not the only state where sheriffs are speaking out against new gun laws.  In Colorado, a majority of state sheriffs have joined litigation against new gun laws filed earlier this week.  NSSF is also a party to the Colorado lawsuit, and proud to support the sheriffs for pointing out obvious problems with the new law, as noted in this article, which quotes their filing as follows:

“The Sheriffs have limited resources and limited public funds to spend on investigations . . . They cannot expend those resources to conduct investigations that would be necessary to monitor compliance with the new magazine restrictions. No documentation has ever been required for the retail or private purchase of magazines, making it a practical impossibility for the Sheriffs to determine whether one of the many magazines already in existence was obtained after the effective date.”

Of course, we told them that before the law was passed, but Colorado legislators weren’t listening then, any more than Cuomo is willing to hear criticism of his trademark law now.  And we recall that Colorado legislators protested comments by state sheriffs in opposition when their new law was under debate.

It is rapidly becoming a hallmark of anti-gun politicians to view the First Amendment with equal disdain as the Second Amendment.  Both are “inconvenient truths” in their zeal to enact new restrictions on our rights and our industry.

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    Tony Lopez-Cisneros
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    Tony Lopez-Cisneros

    Oh, And ANOTHER Thing, Do You Good U.S. Citizens Remember When My Uncle, Former Mayor Of San Antonio, Texas & HUD Secretary HENRY CISNEROS WON TEXAS FOR N.Y. SEN. HILARY CLINTON In The 2008 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BEATING BARACK H. OBAMA– AND HOW OBAMA HAD ‘SOUR-GRAPES’ & GAVE MY UNCLE ‘THE FINGER’ IN HIS CONCESSION SPEECH TO HILARY AFTER THE 2008 TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR U.S. PRESIDENT ? ? ? WELL, MY FELLOW U.S. CITIZENS OF PATIENCE & GOOD WILL– OBAMA, CUOMO & THE ANTI-U.S.-CONSTITUTION GUN-GRABBERS & TREASONOUS-TRAITORS MAY GIVE US THEIR MIDDLE-FINGER. . . . . . BUT WE’LL EVENTUALLY,… Read more »

    Tony Cisneros
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    Tony Cisneros

    I’m Exasperated & INCENSED That Gov. Cuomo Would Speak Such STUPIDITY To The Sheriffs Of NEW YORK ! ! ! Listen, Andy Cuomo Would’ve Gone NOWHERE POLITICALLY If My Distant Uncle, HENRY G. CISNEROS (WHO’S THE FORMER MAYOR OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS [1980s]) & FORMER H.U.D. SECRETARY FOR THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION (1993-1996)–ESPECIALLY IF HE (MY UNCLE HENRY) HADN’T APPOINTED ANDY CUOMO AS HIS REPLACEMENT AS H.U.D.-SECRETARY WHEN HE (MY UNCLE HENRY) RESIGNED FROM H.U.D. IN ’96 ! ! ! AS THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD KNOW MY UNCLE HENRY CISNEROS, BEING FROM THE GREAT U.S. STATE OF TEXAS, IS A GREAT… Read more »

    roger
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    roger

    HUMAN GARBAGE like that needs to be detained , loaded onto a garbage barge and dumped at sea !

    Becker
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    Becker

    You can’t enforce what you “don’t see.” More than one way to let sleeping dogs lie.

    5 War Veteran
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    5 War Veteran

    Cuomo like Bloomberg is a fool guilty of TREASON.

    Buck
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    Buck

    Curious ? Are the New York Sheriffs going to kowtow to this intimidation ? Or are they going to act like men with guts and sue for threats and harrassement against their efforts to enforce ONLY constitutional law ?

    John Carr
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    John Carr

    People, we need to stand up and be heard. Wake up America and smell the gun powder.

    Richard Cancemi
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    Richard Cancemi

    Cuomo like his father before him is a flaming “Liberal” which is “newspeak” for Marxist. Like ALL of these pompous Socialists, he believes he is the boss, he knows best, and he wants no opposition, or else! He is a puppet despot as much as others of his ilk are despots, chief of whom is Obama. Will the voters of NY wake up to the anti Americans they have been electing? How about the weasel who is Mayor of NYC? Will the Country wake up too? Anyone who loves America should reject All of the current day Democrats who are… Read more »

    Drik
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    Ed Pinto, former chief credit officer at Fannie Mae, said that when Cuomo was HUD secretary, he told them that they had to offer loans to everyone, regardless of whether they could afford it. He was the primary force behind putting people in to homes that they couldn’t afford and the subsequent real estate crash.
    New Yorkers voted for Hillary. They will apparantly vote for anybody.

    Steve
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    Steve

    You can’t call Cuomo a statist, he is in fact a communist, national socialist(NAZI)and fascist!
    People that would allow their inalienable rights to be ripped from their hands and thrown in the fire are not worthy to have the title, AMERICAN!

    Jack
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    Jack

    Cuntmo abd anybody else who believes the way he does csn go eff themselves….I WILL NEVER ABIDE BY THEIR RULES….EVER. I WOULD RATHER DIE.

    D. Murphy
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    D. Murphy

    This statist Cuomo actually thinks he can run for president!! There are likely enough low information voters and democratic coolaide drinkers out there that he might get elected and then watch out!

    HARRY
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    SO NOW GOVONOR CUOMO NOT ONLY WANTS TO STOP US FROM EXERCISING OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS , BUT HE THINKS HE HAS THE RIGHT TO STOP US FROM EXPRESSING OUR 1ST AMMENDMENT RIGHTS AS WELL. (Amendment I) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Cuomo threatened to use an obscure power of the governor’s office to remove sheriffs from office. WHO DOES… Read more »

    Lochlyn Grendelsson
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    Lochlyn Grendelsson

    The Sheriffs are sworn to uphold the Constitution, NOT Cuomo or Obama.

    ted
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    ted

    I give them a lot of credit, they are taking a difficult road, at the end of the work day they are our friend and neighbors. WE ARE US citizens, WE all have RIGHTS!! OUR rights shall NOT be infringed.

    Seanoamericano
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    Seanoamericano

    New York is the breeding ground of some real winners. They deserve weiner as mayor

    UpChuck.Liberals
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    UpChuck.Liberals

    Just another Communist Dictator. Congratulations NY you really elect the worst POS’s you can find. You’re worse than Commiefornia, sadly.

    TEX
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    TEX

    Just what type of dope is this cuomo piece of scum on ? Telling NY LE they cant exercise their freedom of speech and to voice their outrage about this unconstitution bs. Damn !!!!