Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hey Gov. Andrew Cuomo, talk... Gov. Pat Quinn, will ya? From today's Times, "Cuomo to Press for Wider Curbs on Gun Access" (my emphasis):

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, pushing New York to become the first state to enact major new gun laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., plans on Wednesday to propose one of the country’s most restrictive bans on assault weapons. 

New York is one of seven states that already ban at least some assault weapons. But Mr. Cuomo has described the existing law as having “more holes than Swiss cheese,” and he wants to broaden the number of guns and magazines covered by the law while also making it harder for gun makers to tweak their products to get around the ban. 

“I think what the nation is saying now after Connecticut, what people in New York are saying is ‘Do something, please,’ ” Mr. Cuomo told reporters recently.

Meanwhile, from this morning's Chicago Tribune, "One Dead, One Wounded in Old Town Among Six Shot Tuesday Afternoon."

This is getting commonplace.

In 2012, 506 homicides were reported in Chicago, a 16 percent increase over 2011. And 2013 is off to an even worse start.

Hey, Gov. Quinn: Do something, please.

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