The New York Post noted that Cuomo equated the shooting with “lynchings,” and added, “Instead of a noose, they use an assault rifle.”
He said, “People are dead just because of the color of their skin. It couldn’t be more ugly, because we wanted to believe that this type of activity was a stain in America’s past and had no place in the present. But this race-based mass shooting goes back to the old days.”
Cuomo talked about banning “assault weapons” and said, “We did it in New York. We passed the law.”
He did not mention that the rifle used by the Buffalo shooting suspect was a New York-compliant AR-15 variant, which Breitbart News noted the suspect acquired legally. Rather, Cuomo said, “State laws aren’t enough,” and pushed for a federal law against “assault weapons.”
As always with leftist leaders, Cuomo cares about the shooting victims only insofar as he can exploit them to promote a gun-grabbing agenda that would grant more power and control to Big Government.