Governor Uses Cop Murder To Justify Radical Gun Control

Go figure.

Each and every time a crime is committed and a firearm is involved, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a liberal Democrat willing to exploit the crime to push further gun control.

Let’s face it: legal gun owners don’t typically commit the types of violent crime happening today.

Cops are being murdered in the state of New York, and Andrew Cuomo’s replacement genuinely believes the cause is “illegal guns” from outside states.

Yeah, the clown show continues…

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul blamed an “illegal gun” in the fatal shooting of NYPD officer Jason Rivera on Friday night.

Rivera, 22, was shot and killed and a second officer, Wilbert More, 27, was shot and wounded.

The shooting suspect, Lashawn McNeil, 47, opened fire on Rivera and More as they approached him in a long hallway. McNeill was then shot twice by a third officer.

On Saturday, Hochul tweeted, “Last night, a shot from an illegal gun took the life of a NYPD officer.”

“When I say we’re going to do everything we can to stop the scourge of illegal guns in our state, it’s not just talk. We are tripling funding for efforts to get these guns off the streets,” Hochul added.

New York Mayor Eric Adams responded to the shooting death of Rivera by also calling for more gun control.

New York has some of the most stringent gun controls in the country. Mike Bloomberg-affiliated Everytown for Gun Safety ranks New York No. 3 in the nation “for gun law strength.”

Those laws include everything the Democrats are pushing at the federal level under the guise of safety, including universal background checks, a “high capacity” magazine ban, an “assault weapons” ban, a permit requirement to buy a handgun, a red flag law, gun storage requirements, “ghost gun” regulations, and a prohibition against gun possession by felons, among other controls.

McNeil, the man who allegedly shot the NYPD officers Friday night, is a convicted felon.

The fight for Second Amendment rights has never been more crucial, especially as the federal government exacts criminal overreach into the private lives of American citizens.

Never Comply.

Author: Elizabeth Tierney