Apparently, the New York legislators and their vaunted governor have decided that they moved too fast too pass their SAFE Act. The first week, they discovered that cops weren’t protected from the draconian ban of weapons and magazines, now they’re moving to protect Hollywood shitbags who might want to film their violent garbage in the State, according to links sent to us by Catherine and Veritas. From the Democrat & Chronicle;
Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, told reporters Wednesday that the state is not expected to make major changes to the gun-control law adopted Jan. 15. But lawmakers could amend the law so Hollywood productions are exempt from the assault-weapons ban.
“We haven’t talked about the details of it, but the basic concept of should you be able to use these types of guns in movies? The answer is yes,” Cuomo said. “We spend a lot of money in the state bringing movie production here, post-production here. So obviously we would want to facilitate that.”
Yeah, because the Hollywood shitbags whose faces splash across our headlines often enough for their criminal behavior are much more trustworthy than the average New York citizen. From the New York Times;
Mr. Cuomo said Wednesday that while he and lawmakers did not want assault weapons on New York’s streets, they did not intend to ban their use on film shoots, and that concerns had been raised that the new measure could put a damper on the state’s growing film and television industry.
“Should you be able to use these types of guns in movies? The answer is yes,” Mr. Cuomo said in a news conference at the Capitol. “We do spend a lot of money in this state bringing movie production here.”
By the way, 20 of the state’s 62 counties have passed resolutions condemning th SAFE Act and the way it was rammed through the legislative process. 18 other counties are considering resolutions.
5000 people showed up in Albany today to protest the SAFE Act.
So good job, Cuomo. The Maryland Senate did their best to follow in Cuomo’s footsteps today. I hope they’re watching New York.