New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently told Albany radio station WGDJ-AM that he plans to propose gun control legislation during his State of the State address on Jan. 9, reports the New York Times.
Gov. Cuomo said: “I don’t think legitimate sportsmen are going to say, ‘I need an assault weapon to go hunting.' There is a balance here, I understand the rights of gun owners.”
“Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun, but permit it.”
Cuomo suggested that the state will institute a permit process for owners of semi-automatic “assault weapons.”
The Democrat-controlled New York Assembly has voted for a number of proposed gun control laws that have failed in the State Senate, which has been controlled by Republicans.