Cuomo Calls for Government Shutdown Until ‘Real Gun Control’ Passes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a shutdown of the federal government until “real gun control” passes Saturday, while eulogizing a state attorney who was fatally shot by a stray bullet in Brooklyn this month.

The victim, 43-year-old Carey Gabay, was shot in the head while attending an early morning celebration on Sept. 7 preceding the annual West Indian Day parade. Police do not believe that the shooting was intentional.

“His death was one of the most tragic, pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society, especially in our poorer communities and especially in our communities of color,” Cuomo said to the crowd gathered at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Gabay, a graduate of Harvard law school, worked as the first deputy counsel at Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic development agency. So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

“It’s not enough for New York State to pass a gun law and close the front door when the guns are coming in the back door, when the guns can come up from Virginia or South Carolina for anyone willing to take a car ride,” Cuomo continued.

While no one has been arrested for the shooting, police did release a sketch of a suspect who is wanted for questioning. According to authorities the suspect is a “19- to 20-year-old black man wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and a Jamaican flag around his neck.”

“If the far right is willing to shut down the government because they don’t get a tax cut for the rich,” said Cuomo, the architect of the flawed NY SAFE Act, “then our people should have the same resolve and threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get a real gun control law to stop killing of their innocents.”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Stacey Sibert June 9, 2018, 11:22 am

    The more gun control they put in place to quote-unquote make us safe the worst things get. And if they pull up the government shutdown and every single one of them need to have their pay shut down at the same time you’re not doing anything to earn their money now anyways.

  • X L August 28, 2017, 3:33 am

    Every time gun incident occurred, the socialists always take advantage of the situation to call for gun control. Nations that known for gun control have massively slaughter its citizens like nothing. These socialists still don’t get it.

    If not for the guns and the courage of our Founding Father’s generation, the British would have slaughter them like nothing and there will be no freedom in America today.

    Gun control is the work of Satan who wants it happen so he will slaughter people like nothing when they refuse the mark of the beast in the future.

    Gun control will happen alright because Satan have too much power than Mankind so these socialists will get a taste of their own medicine. They will cry out for truth but it will be too late.

    Our government and nation cannot win spiritual war against Satan, he has done lots of damage in the moral fabric of America and continue to do so.

    Abortion has killed 50 millions and much more as time goes on. Alternative lifestyle happened in the days of Lot, the Judgment of God will fall. We can’t continued to have national debt like this and have prosperity in our country.

    Since the founding of America, Satan has work to bring war to America. But he does not realized there will be more prayers when difficulties arises. I hope America pray up because She has blessed by All Might and Holy God to bring hope and light to the world and you don’t do that by restricting freedom.

    Man is made to live free, free to do right as God’s Word says. We must deal with those who do wrong individually not group everyone together and penalized them all.

    Satan knows his days are number that’s why he works much more to make this world unstable so he can show up the scene to brand the mark of beast to prove that what God can do, he can do but in the end it means nothing because everything he knows and has are from God in the 1st place.

    Unbelievable that he still does not get it. Well, the end will come 1 day and we all need to get ready. How? To get saved by receiving the Savior of the World Christ, Jesus the Lord. “Repent and turn from your sins and you shall be saved” forever.

  • Greg July 1, 2017, 10:41 am

    Does coumo’s body guards carry guns to protect him? maybe they should be disarmed and see how well they do their job keeping him safe.

  • Ken December 24, 2016, 8:12 pm

    Coumo it’s all fun and games until the citizens remove you and your corrupt cronies from ALBANY permenantly. Try and take my guns and it will be the shot heard across NYS.

  • Gunny December 23, 2016, 7:18 pm

    Cuomo is an idiot!

  • Cman October 7, 2015, 11:14 am

    Yes we can see how gun control has stopped all in this restrictive NY. Wake up Cuomo and get the real facts. The people of NY need to vote you out but hey if you get voted back in the they deserve what they get from a whack nut like you.

  • Treetop October 6, 2015, 6:01 pm

    Elected officials have a sacred and sworn duty to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. Straight forward and simple policy is to impeach any elected official who wishes to modify or detract from their sworn duty. This would include State, Federal and Local officials that promote any betrayal or Treasonous acts toward our “Etched in Stone” Constitution. The people of this Country must decide what they want! The People should take time to read the Constitution, Bill of Rights and furthermore, accurate books of our history. The “slow boil” has simmered for many years and is now at the boiling point and soon it will be too late to bail out of the pot. Our Politicians enact laws where we generational American Citizens must compromise our Religion, values and believes for those who wish to take and destroy all. I hate to repeat the old saying, “love it or leave it.” But seriously, this is our Country and there are many countries out there that fit the ideas and believes of many that are here grumbling and complaining. “Not happy here,,, go somewhere else!” See if they put your values and believes above theirs.

  • Ram6 October 6, 2015, 12:10 pm

    You know I’m constantly amazed at all of those in politics, the media, etc. who think some law will prevent something. Laws don’t PREVENT anything. They outline what is not permisable and what the penalty for violation will be. We have laws against, Murder, Robbery, Rape, Assault, etc. Yet we still have murders, robberies, rapes, assaults, etc. Criminals don’t obey laws, that’s why they are called criminals. The only thing that happens is normal law abiding citizens obey whatever the law happens to be and the criminals don’t. Wake up!!!

  • Larry October 5, 2015, 11:29 pm

    Cuomo is a world class nut job. If he had his way, we would all be calling him Commandant Cuomo & saluting to el Presidente for life, Barry, the beige bozo.

  • Rick P October 5, 2015, 11:03 pm

    Cuomo, like many politicians idea of “real” gun control often violates the 2nd Amendment. Cuomo’s comparison with a Republican filibuster over tax cuts is ludicrous. Until politicians realize the “broad stroke” approach is in and of itself Unconstitutional. Judges routinely negotiate pleas in shooting and gunpoint robbery cases that have loopholes to avoid mandatory sentences. I support strong sentencing for crimes committed with a gun as far as making any straw purchaser involved a equal co-conspirator and receive the equal sentence of the actual gunman. The media has a responsibility to inform the public that punishing law abiding citizens for crimes committed by others is also illegal. The media just fans the flames of divisiveness in a country that hasn’t been this far apart since the civil war.

  • Dillon October 5, 2015, 10:17 pm

    I cant believe these politicians really think its ok to say stuff like this publicly! If they keep pushing this garbage, us lawful gun owning citizens are literally gonna have to go to extremes to protect our freedoms. Its gonna be a cold day in hell when they come to take my firearms. “As i walk thru the valley in the shadow of death, i shall fear no evil…for i am the badest motherf*****r in the valley.” I would do anything to protect my wife and children, i know plenty other good ol boys would do the same. Heres to all you other legal gun owners, cheers. Lets stick together.

  • Eric Baugher October 5, 2015, 7:24 pm

    Cuomo is the bigget idiot, crybaby I’ve ever seen. I have to turn off the tv
    when he comes on.

  • Art Hock October 5, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Cuomo like Clinton is a brainless moron who wants to destroy the Constitution because he is too cowardly to say the real reason for this violence. It’s all about control not just gun control.

  • Art Hock October 5, 2015, 5:44 pm

    Cuomo like Clinton is a brainless moron who wants to destroy the Constitution because he is too cowardly to say the real reason for this violence. It’s all about control not just gun control.

  • Magic Rooster October 5, 2015, 5:19 pm

    It is a shame that Cuomo’s parents did not practice birth control.
    Grandstanding, plain and simple. Just like POTUS, and all the other liberals, it is easier to pass a new law than it is to enforce an old one.
    Legislation does NOT affect a criminal, law enforcement and judicial prudence DOES affect criminals.
    Simply put; a criminal pays no attention to a law, but he does pay attention to a proper sentence.

  • Gary October 5, 2015, 4:48 pm

    As with Hitler, so with Cuomo, Tell big enough lies enough times people well start believing it as fact. Hitler just wanted the Sudetenland, Cuomo just wants your guns. Because if he gets them you have no way to defend your self and your freedom. His style of Government fears and armed society because it can not be ruled with an iron fist it might revolt if pushed too far.

  • PJ October 5, 2015, 3:59 pm

    How did New Yorkers vote Cuomo in to office. Maybe take his bodyguards guns away and see how scared he will look at his next speech against guns. If guns kill people then what about cars,, climate change and especially war. All kill people by the thousands and even millions. Cars can be made safer climate change can be made right and war could be eliminated. To keep a gun for protection or sporting reasons should be up to the individual.

  • John Klumpp October 5, 2015, 3:55 pm

    If Govenor Coumo feels so storngly about this issue he should refuse to accept any and all Federal monies until he is satisfied that “real gun control” is the law of the land. And for the record a 1 inch group at 20 feet is the only gun control I will ever support!!!

  • Steven October 5, 2015, 8:17 am

    Shut down Congress and clean house, bunch of idiots!

  • Brian October 5, 2015, 5:36 am

    I thought NYC was the back door? Seems the problem lies with the courts, judges and prosecutors, who continue to release people who posses illegal guns with a slap on the wrist instead of the full time. These twerps, DemonKKKRats, in government want to shutdown Republican donors more than protect the citizens.
    God Bless the USA!

  • jms380 October 1, 2015, 3:48 am

    Totally agree shut it down starting with Cuomo’s taxpayer paid bodyguards. Get rid of those and maybe he will realize it not all that safe in new York unless your surrounded by 6-8 linebacker type guys with guns. How about you arrest the criminal, oh how contraversial.

  • John Martin September 30, 2015, 10:59 pm

    About 150 years ago Mark Twain said he worked as a reporter and had to go to Congress to report on the inmates there.
    This just shows that mental health of politicians has not made any advances in all that time. We can cure infections today but stupid is forever.

  • DRAINO September 29, 2015, 4:06 pm

    LOL!!! The Epitome of Hypocrisy, Cuomo is! He wants to have a shut down unless we pass more laws that are proven NOT to save humans….to try to save humans….and yet continue funding/NOT have a shutdown over planned parenthood,who KILLS humans…..??? Is that right? Yes, that is hypocrisy….and idiocy…..and a few other colorful words. Proves my point.
    My next Bumper sticker………

    • Batman October 10, 2015, 8:55 pm

      I AGREE FRIEND -F$*K these liberal polititards. No common sense thought processes. I vote we send all liberals including the criminals they coddle to their own planet where their beliefs will make them extinct!

  • Jerry Paul September 29, 2015, 7:53 am

    Unconstitutional idiot!

  • Barry September 29, 2015, 3:02 am

    Sounds like a good idea and leve it shut.

  • Mark N. September 29, 2015, 1:14 am

    Hmm, let’s see here. 19 to 20 year old black male with a handgun. Do I suspect that he illegally possessed his handgun? Yes, yes I do. Just how is UBC supposed to stop the black market trade in handguns? Then there is Cuomo’s unstated but implicit premise that the SAFE Act has successfully stopped felons or other prohibited persons from acquiring handguns, and that therefore the gun MUST have come from out of state–even though neither the gunman nor the gun have been found. What egotistical conceit. He is starting to sound more and more like his NY buddy Might Mike Bloomberg.

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