January 17, 2013
Democrats in New York ran for cover in response to fallout after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said confiscation is the goal of new gun laws introduced in the state legislature. “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option,” Cuomo said in December.
The plan was shelved after it was estimated it would cost over a billion dollars to “buyback” around a million so-called assault weapons in the state.
“The cost of confiscation would make it impracticable, if there’s anything approaching a million of them, putting aside the other issues that would be involved,’’ a Cuomo administration source told the New York Post.
But despite the budget-busting cost of a mandatory buyback, Democrats in the state are determined to confiscate firearms from law-abiding New Yorkers, as the video below demonstrates.
During an exchange on January 15 in the New York State Assembly, Republican Steven F. McLaughlin said the gun bill proposed by Democrats included provisions to confiscate weapons, but the proposals were rejected because they would have sunk the legislation.
The exchange underscores the fact that Democrats in New York and Washington are not merely interested in outlawing what they erroneously describe as assault weapons, but are determined to confiscate them.