Rather than securing the country’s borders to keep Mexicans out, Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday called on the federal government to protect the state’s borders by keeping firearms from entering New York.
“I’m not worried about Mexicans coming over my border. I’m worried about assault weapons coming over my border,” Cuomo said during an appearance on WNYC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.”
“If you want to protect borders, start by protecting the borders of states and respect their gun laws, which this federal government and the (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) have been all but wholly absent on.”
Cuomo said despite New York passing its own gun control law in 2013 in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., illegal weapons continue to flow from other states like Virginia and South Carolina.