New York State is nearing agreement on a proposal to put what would be some of the nation’s strictest gun-control laws into effect, including what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vowed on Wednesday would be an ironclad ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and new measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and mentally ill people.
Senator Tom brags that he was once a prime sponsor of a bill to close our state's gun show loophole (which allows people to buy weapons while evading the usual background checks). But now, Tom says gun control measures will only be considered if they "do not distract from his coalition's stated focus." And guess what? That focus is not gun control.