TL;DR… What a smug asshole.
“Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld what we have long known to be true – that the core provisions of the NY SAFE Act do not violate the Second Amendment. Today, common sense prevailed.
“When we passed the SAFE Act, just days after the tragedies in Newtown and Webster, New York proved to the nation that it is possible to enact sensible gun control that coexists with the Second Amendment. We showed that it can be done with bi-partisan support from both urban and rural communities. And we took a fundamental step forward to help end the stream of senseless killings by keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.
“This case validates a simple, fundamental truth about gun control: that it is possible to have strong laws that keep our communities safe, while at the same time respecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. New York has set the example – and it’s far past time for Washington to follow suit and pass a sensible national gun control policy.”
SOURCE :: NYS Governor Website
This morning in Webster, just outside of Rochester, four firefighters were shot when responding to the report of a structure fire just after 5:35 AM. Two of the four firefighters, Lt Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were fatally wounded. This is horrible news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those involved.
Webster Police identified 62-year-old William Spengler as the shooter. He was found dead nearby from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have stated that this was set up as a trap for first responders.
You can read more at: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2876697.shtml?cat=566
You can also listen to the 911 Call here: