New York’s harsh gun laws — which made criminals out of cops until revised — take effect today. They would not have stopped any of the recent mass shootings, but they do restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners. To NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, pointing these things out makes you an “extremist.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls those and other provisions in the state’s new gun law common sense while dismissing criticisms he says come from “extreme fringe conservatives” who claim the government has no right to regulate guns.
“Yes, they are against it, but they are the extremists and the extremists shouldn’t win, especially on this issue when it is so important to the majority,” Cuomo said in a radio interview Wednesday. “In politics, we have to be willing to take on the extremists, otherwise you will see paralysis.”
When politicians start dehumanizing opposition, as Cuomo and Obama routinely do now, we’re only a step or two away from some horrible outcomes.