Saying he’s “exploiting tragedy,” the National Rifle Association pushed back hard against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reform the state’s gun laws, branding it as “assaults on your Second Amendment rights.”
In an alert posted on its lobbying website, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action said Cuomo “demonstrated his lack of understanding of the U.S. Constitution” in his State of the State on Wednesday.
“Please contact your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY and respectfully ask him or her to oppose legislation that does nothing more than target law-abiding gun owners,” the NRA posted.
Cuomo’s gun agenda included a mix of specifics and broad language, including a push to make the “strongest assault weapons ban in the nation.” The state’s current ban includes “more holes than Swiss Cheese,” Cuomo has said.
“America’s Most-Anti-Gun Governor hails from the same state as the nation’s Most-Anti-Gun Mayor, New York City Michael Bloomberg,” according to the NRA post.