ALBANY — Declaring that enough should be enough, Gov. Cuomo used the latest school shooting to plead with President Trump and Congress to “DO SOMETHING.”
Cuomo issued an open letter to Trump and elected officials in Washington shortly after the mass school shooting Friday in Santa Fe that left at least eight dead.
.@realDonaldTrump DO SOMETHING
Andrew M. Cuomo
Father of Cara, Mariah and Michaela
Governor of New York
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— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 18, 2018
It’s the latest call by Cuomo for Washington to respond to the growing list of mass shootings.
In New York, he successfully pushed through the tough gun control measure known as the SAFE Act just weeks after the 2012 mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
He has since argued that the state cannot protect itself alone and needs the federal government to act to stop the flow of illegal guns into New York — something that has not happened.
Tom King, president of the state Rifle &Pistol Association and an NRA board member from New York, ripped Cuomo for the letter.
“Just like (former) President (Barack) Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo can’t possibly go without politicizing a tragedy,” King said.
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