To say that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has a poor record on the Second Amendment would be an enormous understatement, as the people of rural, not NYC New York will tell you.
The state itself is governed by popular force through the sheer population swell in the 5 boroughs of the Big Apple, but, geographically, the remainder of the state tends to lean a bit to the right. The culture here in the central and western parts of the rather large state is rural. Small towns, family businesses, and two lane roads dominate the landscape, where hunting is as much a part of the everyday conversation as the weather.
So when ultra liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo opens his mouth on subjects of a conservative nature, the rest of the state of New York tends to cringe.
Speaking on MSBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) slammed the national Rifle Association, calling them “the bad guys.”
As The Washington Free Beacon reports, Cuomo is currently fighting the NRA over its insurance policy Carry Guard, which offers legal protection for gun owners legally utilizing a firearm for self-defense. The insurance is not currently available in New York.
Host Mika Brzezinski asked if New York is “blacklisting the NRA,” prompting Cuomo to insist to cohost Joe Scarborough that the insurance insures gun owners for committing an “intentional bad act,” which is illegal in New York. Cuomo continued, “But, look, from my point of view, I do disagree with [the NRA] politically, and if they have less money to bully and threaten politicians into irrational positions, you know, I’m not going to lose any sleep over that. And if they went away, you know, I would offer my thoughts and prayers, Joe. “
The NRA faithful will take this as adding insult to injury after it was revealed this week that the NRA was under heavy financial burden – the sort that some organizations may not recover from.