NY Gov Cuomo Wants Teachers to Have Authority to Take Guns From Homes of Troubled Students
New York governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his latest gun confiscation scheme, calling for laws that allow teachers to be able to search the homes of troubled students and take their family’s guns. The press conference announcing was apparently interrupted by a group of black anti-gun folks who felt as though Cuomo was just using them as token.
Teachers and school administrators would have the power to petition a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students under a measure pushed Tuesday by Gov. Cuomo.
“Right now they are basically powerless,” the governor said.
“What this says is a teacher has an option . . . If the teacher wants to protect themselves and protect the students and the teacher has a belief, it gives them a vehicle to do something about it.”
The start of the press conference was slightly delayed after a group of African-American anti-gun advocates invited to join Cuomo complained they were told to sit in the back and not speak.
“You called us here under false pretenses,” shouted Shanduke McPhatter of Gangtas Making Astronomical Community Change.
You can’t make this stuff up!
Under the measure, teachers and school administrators would have legal standing to petition a court to remove any firearms from the homes of students considered a threat to themselves or others. New York would be the first state in the nation with such a law if the bill passes.
Teachers unions are backing the proposal. Several appeared alongside Cuomo when he announced the legislation Tuesday in Manhattan.
“If you see a child who clearly is demonstrating some troubling behavior, we want you to have that ability to bring that out and deal with it,” said Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers.
Cuomo’s official governor’s page has a press release write up, reguritating a lot of the same empty rhetoric we hear from Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg, and other civil rights prohibitionists.