BELLEVUE, WA â€“ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomoâ€™s call for more gun control laws while advocating the closure of prisons in a Sunday speech proves he is â€œdrinking too much of Michael Bloombergâ€™s Kool-Aid,â€ the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Gov. Cuomo made his comments during a Harlem breakfast prior to the African-American Day parade, according to the New York Daily News. He reportedly said closing some prisons would release more funding for local programs.
â€œIf Andrew Cuomo thinks keeping thugs out of prison, so he can pump the money into some community program while pushing for further disarmament of potential crime victims makes sense,â€ said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, â€œheâ€™s been breathing too much of the same air as the mayor of New York City. The other day, Bloomberg was babbling about riots in the streets if the government doesnâ€™t â€˜do somethingâ€™ about creating jobs. It now appears Andrew Cuomo wants to keep hoodlums working, in the neighborhoods, in the convenience stores, on the streets; anywhere they can rob and steal from honest citizens.â€
Gov. Cuomo also complained that we could send a person to Harvard University for the same amount it costs to incarcerate them.
â€œWell,â€ Gottlieb said, â€œthat certainly makes sense. Letâ€™s just move thugs to college campuses. Maybe the governor thinks criminals will climb the ladder of success by robbing a more affluent class of victims.
â€œAndrew Cuomo and Michael Bloomberg apparently live in the same fantasy world,â€ Gottlieb said. â€œThey want to throw government money around, either to invent make-work jobs that accomplish nothing, or to pad some social program at the expense of much-needed jail space, while working overtime to disarm law-abiding citizens. Theyâ€™re not in the State of New York; theyâ€™re in a state of confusion.â€